Unsolved Problems in Hydrology - help to make a difference

In November 2017 IAHS launched the new initiative to generate the 23 unsolved problems in Hydrology that would revolutionise research in the 21st century with a YouTube video.

The generation of questions is open to everyone and will be distilled through discussion on the IAHS LinkedIn group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13552921  We aim to finalise the questions in Spring 2018.

We already have entries over a wide range of topics with draft questions and comments. Recent contributions include:

How do droughts and floods shape hydrological risk awareness? By Panta Rhei Working group “Changes in flood risk”

How are changes in vulnerability influencing trends in flood risk? By Panta Rhei Working group “Changes in flood risk”

How to assess water scarcity by considering both water quantity and quality. By  Panta Rhei Working group “Water Scarcity”

Do flood rich-poor periods exist? By Panta Rhei Working Group “Flood Change”

It is time to change our mind to augmenting groundwater recharge by focus on water-bearing formation in uplands watershed not just in flood plains or alluvial fans! By Mohammad Abassi

What controls the source of water to wells? By Kevin Bufus

Where and why is the largest global store of freshwater (groundwater) connected to other parts of the hydrologic cycle? By Tom Gleeson

When will hydrological models (HMs) be robust enough to anticipate accurately future water conditions? By Guillaume Thirel

What is the effect of preferential deposition and lateral redistribution of snow on runoff generation in alpine headwatersheds? By Ulrich Strasser

Assessing the impact of non-stationary (epistemic) precipitation errors on hydrological model predictions. By Keith Beven

There is still time to add your own draft question or add a comment to the existing discussion on the group so please join the conversation.

Subscription for Hydrological Sciences Journal for 2018

The annual subscription is now due for Volume 63 (2018) of Hydrological Sciences Journal. Volume 63 remains at 16 issues but we have managed to keep the annual subscription rate the same. Volume 63 will continue to publish a special series of invited opinion papers directly linked to the IAHS "Panta Rhei" initiative that will be collated in the online virtual special series. Discussions and replies on these opinion papers wll also be published.

In July 2017 we announced the continued rise in Impact Factor for HSJ. The Impact Factor is 2.222 with a 5-Year Impact Factor of 2.372 (©2017 Thomson Reuters, 2016 Journal Citation Reports®).

Following the retirement of Mike Acreman, Attilio Castellarin was confirmed as the Editor-in-Chief at the IAHS Scientific Assembly at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with Demetris Koutsoyiannis the Outgoing Editor-in-Chief and Ross Woods as the most recent Editor and a new Editor will be appointed in due course. The number of Associate Editors has risen to 41.

Special journal subscription rates are available to IAHS Members: £27.00 for a personal online subscription, and £48.00 for a personal online + print subscription (£32.40 and £53.40, respectively for EU members, inclusive of VAT).

You can renew your membership online via the IAHS website at https://iahs.info/Members-Area/hsj-link.do  or contact the IAHS office via phone +44 1491 692515, fax +44 1491 692448 or email [email protected].

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Abstract submission deadline for EGU2018 sessions

The abstract submission deadline for EGU2018 sessions is 10th January 2018. The following sessions are especially related to Panta Rhei.

HS1.2 Hydrology, society and environmental change (PICO session)
Conveners: Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Heidi Kreibich, Tobias Krueger, Anne Van Loon

HS2.1.1 Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Conveners: Anne Van Loon, Jan Szolgay, Lena M. Tallaksen, Gregor Laaha

HS5.3 Advances in socio-hydrology
Conveners: Marcus Nüsser, Murugesu Sivapalan, Britta Höllermann, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Alberto Viglione, Saket Pande

HS5.15/NH1.15 Agent-Based Modelling in hydrology – integrative solutions to the Food Water Energy nexus (co-organized)
Conveners: Ted Veldkamp, Jeroen Aerts, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Niko Wanders

HS7.4 Naturally trendy: natural (and non-natural) trends (and non-trends) in climate and hydrology
Conveners: Serena Ceola, Demetris Koutsoyiannis, Alberto Montanari, C. Cudennec, Harry Lins

NH9.13/HS11.45/SSS13.67 Including Socio-Economic Dynamics and Feedbacks in Risk Assessment Models (co-organized)
Conveners: Jeroen Aerts, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Sven Fuchs, S. Surminski

HS2.4.3/NH1.25 River flood dynamics and risk: processes, controls, consequences (co-organized)
Conveners: Sergiy Vorogushyn, William Farmer, Heidi Kreibich, Luis Mediero, Alberto Viglione

HS5.7/ERE3.8 Advances in modeling and control of environmental systems: from drainage and irrigation to hybrid energy generation. (co-organized)
Conveners: Alla Kolechkina, Matteo Giuliani , Jonathan Herman , Andreas Efstratiadis , Mashor Housh , Eric Duviella

HS5.1 Hydrology & Society: Transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology and water resources management PICO session
Conveners: Leon Herman, Britta Höllermann , Thomas Thaler , Gemma Carr , Eric Lindquist

Panta Rhei Survey

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder about the ongoing Panta Rhei Survey.

You can help us identify hotspots of water crises around the world by filling in the attached questionnaire before January 8. It takes only 5-10 minutes!

This Panta Rhei Survey is a step towards a community-wide effort to share data and advance our understanding of social, technical and hydrological factors underlying the emergence of different phenomena.

If you know of any water crisis, please fill in the questionnaire (see attachment) and send it back by email to [email protected] by January 8. All contributions will be properly acknowledged.

Best wishes,

Giuliano Di Baldassarre
IAHS Panta Rhei Chair 2017-2019

On behalf of the IAHS Panta Rhei Leadership Team (Veena Srinivasan, Fuqiang Tian, Yasir Mohamed, Tobias Krueger, Heidi Kreibich, Junguo Liu, Tara J. Troy & Amir AghaKouchak)

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