HSJ Special Issue: Modelling Temporally-variable Catchments

Hydrological Sciences Journal Volume 60, Issue 7-8, 2015

Special Issue:   Modelling Temporally-variable Catchments

The Special Issue was published in August 2015 and is available via the Taylor and Francis website.

Two years ago, a workshop about challenges in modelling temporally-variable catchments was organized as part of the IAHS/IAPSO/IASPEI Joint Assembly (22-26 July 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden). This participative workshop gave modellers the opportunity to confront their own models on a selection of temporally-variable catchments following a predefined calibration/evaluation modelling protocol.

This Special Issue disseminates the main outcomes of the workshop and contains 19 articles (see the Volume 60, Issue 7-8, 2015, of the HSJ). Included in the Special Issue, two articles, Thirel et al. (2015a, b), are currently free-to-view on the HSJ website as Featured Articles. 

Thirel, G., Andréassian, V., Perrin, C., 2015a. On the need to test hydrological models under changing conditions. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60:7-8, pages 1165-1173, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2015.1050027.

Thirel, G., Andréassian, V., Perrin, C., Audouy, J.-N., Berthet, L., Edwards, P., Folton, N., Furusho, C., Kuentz, A., Lerat, J., Lindström, G., Martin, E., Mathevet, T., Merz, R., Parajka, J., Ruelland, D., Vaze, J., 2015b. Hydrology under change: An evaluation protocol to investigate how hydrological models deal with changing catchments, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60:7-8, pages 1184-1199, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.967248.

This special issue also includes papers following alternative testing methodologies, as well as an opinion paper on the definition of non-stationarity (Koutsoyiannis & Montanari – currently also free-to-view).

The remaining papers in the issue are available to purchase directly through the Taylor & Francis website and to IAHS members through the membership subscription rate (online/online+print - go to HSJLink to order).   IAHS members in the poorest countries receive free online subscriptions.
Member subscriptions are accessed using your personal log in at HSJLink in the IAHS membership area. IAHS membership is free of charge.

4th IAHR Europe Congress - Deadline for abstract submission: 1st October 2015

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 4th IAHR Europe Congress is in less than two weeks from now. The deadline is 1st October 2015.

Submit your abstract here: http://www.iahr2016.ulg.ac.be/

The upcoming IAHR Europe Congress will be hosted by the University of Liege, Belgium, from 27 to 29 July 2016. It is the fourth in a successful series, formerly held in Edinburgh 2010, Munich 2012 and Porto 2014. This congress has become a prestigious event in the agenda of hydro-environment researchers and practitioners from all over Europe and beyond. It will provide a unique forum for scientists, professionals, managers and policy-makers to share recent research advances and be updated on the latest technology in all branches of hydraulic and water engineering.

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4th IAHR Europe Congress

IAHS are pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress to be held in Liege, Belgium 27-29 July 2016.

Abstract submission is now available for the Congress entitled 'Sustainable hydraulics in the era of global change'. 

Key Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October, 2015
Notification to authors of abstracts acceptance 1 December, 2015
Deadline for final papers submission 1 February, 2016
Notification to authors of papers acceptance 15 April, 2016


Second Announcement

Further details are available from http://www.iahr2016.ulg.ac.be/.

New list of Co-Editors of Hydrological Sciences Journal

At the IUGG in Prague in July 2015 Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz stood down as editor of the Hydrological Sciences Journal after 18 years in charge. 

Address to the retiring editor of HSJ Zbyszek Kundzewicz by Demetris Koutsoyiannis.

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Research to operations (and vice versa) in hydrological forecasting

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall, Andy Wood, Julie Demargne, Qingyun Duan, Liz Stephens and Massimiliano Zappa.

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Abstract submission open for 7th International Water Resources Management Conference

The spatial dimensions of water management - Redistribution of benefits and risks. 

The conference brings together experts from different countries and expertise to present their research ideas and discuss challenging questions of modern water management. This meeting, part of the series of IWRM conferences organized by ICWRS series is focused on spatial aspects of water management.

Submit your abstract now!   
Abstract submission is available now using pdf form via the following website:


The submission will be possible until October 15th 2015.

Registration for the conference will open in September 2015.

Andreas Schumann

Chair of the scientific steering committee

7th International Water Resources Management Conference of ICWRS, Bochum, Germany, 18-20 May 2016

Dr Cate Gardner Retires

The retirement of Dr Cate Gardner as Manager of IAHS Press was announced to Members at the Plenary held at the recent IAHS General Assembly in Prague on Friday June 26th, 2015. This provided an appropriate occasion for the Association to convey their thanks and appreciation to Cate for her long, loyal and valuable service to IAHS and to recognise her outstanding contribution to the Association over many years.  

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2015 International Hydrology Prize and Tison award medalists

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and the Tison award for 2015!


Dooge medal: Mary Hill (USA)

Left to Right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS), Anil Mishra (UNESCO), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Mary Hill (Dooge Medal Recipient), Paul Pilon (WMO).

Volker medal: Pierre Hubert (France)

Left to Right: Anil Mishra (UNESCO), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Pierre Hubert (Volker Medal Recipient), Paul Pilon (WMO).

Awarded during the IAHS Plenary at IUGG 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic (26th June 2015).

The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science.

Nominations for the Prize are made by National Committees and forwarded to the Secretary General for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS and representatives of UNESCO and WMO.

Two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large.



The 2015 Tison Award was presented to A. Maltese and F. Capodici.

Maltese, A., Bates, P.D., Capodici, F., Cannarozzo, M., Ciraolo, G. and La Loggia, G., 2013. Critical analysis of thermal inertia approaches for surface soil water content retrieval. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58 (5), 1144–1161. doi:10.1080/02626667.2013.802322

Left to Right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Antonino Maltese (Tison Award Recipient), Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz (Retired Co-editor, HSJ). Photo courtesy of C. Neale.

The paper is available open access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2013.802322

The IAHS Tison Award, established in 1982, aims to promote excellence in research by young hydrologists. The Award is granted for an outstanding paper published by IAHS in a period of two years previous to the deadline for nominations.


Proceedings of IAHS at IUGG 2015 available open access

Three volumes of proceedings of the papers presented in IAHS sessions at IUGG2015 are available open access on the PIAHS website: JH1, HS01 and HS02


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