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HSJ volume 68 personal subscriptions now due

HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL 

Editor in Chief: Attilio Castellarin
Co-Editors: Stacey Archfield, Aldo Fiori, Konstantinos Soulis, and Riddhi Singh.

 

Hydrological Sciences Journal provides a forum for original papers and discussion of significant developments in hydrological science and practice, and related disciplines.

The Impact Factor of HSJ is 3.942 (©2022 Clarivate Analytics, 2021 Journal Citation Reports®) with a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.879, ranking it 31st out of 100 journals in the Water Resources category.

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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.  IAHS Members should order by contacting [email protected] 

Access to the back archive is free - explore 63 volumes of cutting-edge research and discovery.

IAHS members from the following countries are eligible for 80% discount on book prices, subject to the minimum price restriction, and free online access to HSJ via the IAHS website:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Republic of, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

List of eligible countries with GDP per capita smaller than the median of all countries of the world (UN data, 2016)

N.B.This list is subject to revision.

 

Contribute to brainstorming the next IAHS decade

IAHS invites you to participate in the discussion for the next IAHS Scientific Decade


Over the past 20 years, IAHS has initiated two scientific decades, which set the research agenda worldwide through collaborative forces.

2003-2012:  Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB)
2013–2022: Panta Rhei—Everything Flows: Change in hydrology and society.

After two successful decades, IAHS want to once more boost the community through launching a third topic for collaborative efforts in hydrological sciences. IAHS invites you to join our online discussion to contribute to the process and to share your ideas.

The overall aim with a Scientific Decade is to accumulate knowledge and streamline research efforts worldwide. Previous experiences has showed that such initiatives foster engagement, sharing and collective focus to better understand specific hydrological problems or phenomena - and thereby accelerate scientific achievements. 

Click on the image below to access the discussion forum.

2023 Election of Officers of IAHS - Deadline 11 January

We would like to remind you that candidates are sought for the roles of IAHS Bureau and Commission Officers. For full information, and how to be nominated as a candidate for a position, see the Election of Officers page on the IAHS website. Nomination deadline Wednesday 11 Jan 2023.

The officers of the IAHS Bureau and Commissions are elected every 4 years at the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). Next elections will be held in IUGG2023 in Berlin, 11-20 July during the IAHS Plenary Administrative Session (exact date to be decided, between 12 and 16). Countries, which are IUGG members at the time, have one vote each. IAHS would like to draw attention to the following roles which are available for election:

    • For the Association: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary General
    • For each of the ten International Commissions: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary.

IAHS is an inclusive association and all hydrologists of the world participating in the work of the Association are entitled to stand as candidates for these positions, with the exception of the candidate for the President-Elect of the Association who shall be a citizen or resident of a country adhering to the IUGG.

For full information, and detail of how to apply for a position, see our Election of Officers webpage.

Reminder: Abstract submission and SYSTA travel support to attend IUGG2023

The 28th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 11-20, 2023 at the CityCube in Berlin, Germany. This is a special opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. 

Abstract submission and online registration are open on the IUGG2023 website:
Registration:  https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/registration-guidelines/#     
Abstract submission: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/abstract-submission/  
Submission of a travel grant application: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/travel-grant/

IAHS Sivapalan Young Scientists Travel Awards:
The closing date for applications for IAHS SYSTA travel support has been extended to 12 noon (GMT) on 5 January 2023.  The award is to be used towards the costs of participating in the IAHS programme at the IUGG 2023 General Assembly during 12-16th July 2023.

Full details of the IAHS SYSTA eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found at: https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/SYSTA.do 

Applications will be considered from hydrologists that meet ALL of the following criteria:

They grew up and now reside in a financially disadvantaged country.
They are registered for a PhD, or completed their PhD less than 5 years ago (an extra year per child is allowed for parents if they took parental leave).
There is evidence of their high quality/high potential as a scientist in the form of a paper of which they are first author in Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) or Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) (or in another listed hydrological journal).
They have not previously received a SYSTA award for intercontinental travel.
They will be giving a presentation at the meeting.

 
Applicants must have submitted an abstract for the IUGG 2023 General Assembly. The maximum award value is 2500 euros.

New IAHS Working Group on the History Of Hydrology

At the IAHS Bureau meeting on 12th December 2022 Keith Beven presented a proposal to create a new IAHS Working Group on the History Of Hydrology and this was approved by the officers.

In this the Centenary year of IAHS it seems appropriate to consider a new international initiative on the History of Hydrology. Through the enthusiasm of some individuals, there have been past efforts to record some of the history of the science and its institutions (including the IAHS itself in Dan Rosbjerg and John Rodda’s 2019 paper in Hist. Geo Space Sci., 10, 109–118), but these have been somewhat fragmented and often limited in scope. The Working Group will, of course, be dependent on the enthusiasm and time of already busy individuals. However, we feel that there a number of areas where it will be possible to make valuable contributions.

The new Working Group will aim to make contributions in the following areas:  
1.      To provide a central repository for information on the History of Hydrology with liaison, links and metadata on the existing initiatives and copies or links to important historical papers from multiple countries.

2.      To encourage more international contributions from countries that are not currently well represented in the existing resources, including the identification of important historical papers from those countries.

3.      To encourage the recording of the contributions of female hydrologists (including interviews with late career female hydrologists).

4.      To encourage the recording of the histories of experimental catchments where important advances in understanding of hydrological processes have been made.

5.      To encourage the recording of the histories of hydrological models and the people who worked with them.

6.      To provide a mechanism for the recording of the history of projects representing good practice in sustainable hydrology for societies under change, building on the Case Studies in Panta Rhei.

How to get involved.
The initial development of the Working Group has been by means of personal contacts but if you would like to be involved in contributing to the Working Group then please send an email to [email protected]  A special session on the History of Hydrology will also be held at the IUGG/IAHS meeting in Berlin in 2023.

IAHS Awards – call for nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for the three main awards as follows:

IHP

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. More information on how to nominate including the list of previous awards is available here

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. 

Tison Award

The IAHS Tison Award, established in 1982, aims to promote excellence in research by young hydrologists. The Award will be granted for an outstanding paper published by IAHS in a period of two years previous to the deadline for nominations. More information of how to nominate and the list of previous awards is available here. 

Falkenmark Award

This new award, the Falkenmark Award, will be awarded for the first time in 2023 for the best PhD thesis recognising outstanding contributions to hydrological understanding of water scarcity and water supply. Full details of how to nominate can be found here.  

Nominations for all awards should be received by the Secretary General, Christophe Cudennec at [email protected],  no later than 31 December 2022.

Cordoba Workshop to identify the next IAHS Scientific Decade

 

IAHS has initiated two scientific decades, which set the research agenda worldwide through collaborative forces.

2003-2012:  Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB)

2013–2022: Panta Rhei — Everything Flows: Change in hydrology and society

The overall aim with a Scientific Decade is to accumulate knowledge and streamline research efforts worldwide. Previous experience show that such initiatives foster engagement, sharing and collective focus to better understand specific hydrological problems or phenomena - and thereby accelerate scientific achievements. 

After two successful decades, IAHS want to once more boost the community through launching a third topic for collaborative efforts in hydrological sciences.

An online discussion will be opened soon, open to any hydrologist. An in-person event with limited number of participants will be held 1-3rd February 2023 in Córdoba, Spain, to capitalise on the online discussion and decide on the topic. This will not be a hybrid meeting but with frequent online forum iterations every day.  

Full details of the agenda and how to register can be found on the Córdoba workshop page.

To encourage wider diversity and attendance by early career scientists we have a few grants of up to €2500 each to cover travel and accommodation for scientists from financially disadvantaged countries and/or early career scientists (registered for a PhD, or within 5 years of PhD completion), which should be applied for by 15th December 2022.

Application deadline extended for SYSTA awards to attend IUGG2023

The closing date for applications for IAHS SYSTA (SIVAPALAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS TRAVEL AWARDS) has been extended to 12 noon (GMT) on 5 January 2023 for the upcoming IUGG 2023 General Assembly. The award is to be used towards the costs of participating in the IAHS programme in Berlin, Germany during 12-16th July 2023.

Full details of the SYSTA eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found here   

Applications will be considered from hydrologists that meet ALL of the following criteria:

 
Applicants must have submitted an abstract for the IUGG 2023 General Assembly. The maximum award value is 2500 euros.

Applicants should simultaneously apply for an IUGG 2023 travel grant  

2023 Election of Officers of IAHS - Reminder

We would like to remind you that applications are now sought for the roles of IAHS Bureau and Commission Officers. For full information, and how to apply for a position, see the Election of Officers page on the IAHS website. Application Deadline 11 Jan 2023.

The officers of the IAHS Bureau and Commissions are elected every 4 years at the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). Next elections will be held in IUGG2023 in Berlin, 11-20 July during the IAHS Plenary Administrative Session (exact date to be decided, between 12 and 16). Countries, which are IUGG members at the time, have one vote each. IAHS would like to draw attention to the following roles which are available for election (application by 11 Jan 2023):

    • For the Association: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary General
    • For each of the ten International Commissions: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary.
       

IAHS is an inclusive association and all hydrologists of the world participating in the work of the Association are entitled to stand as candidates for these positions, with the exception of the candidate for the President-Elect of the Association who shall be a citizen or resident of a country adhering to the IUGG.

For full information, and detail of how to apply for a position, see our Election of Officers webpage.

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