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Register now for the IUGG 2023 General Assembly in Berlin

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. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

Abstract submission, online registration and submission of travel grant applications are now open on the website.

The IAHS-led programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 12-16 July 2023. Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:
IAHS standalone symposia      
Inter-Association symposia led by IAHS.     

This event is eligible for IAHS SYSTA travel award support. The closing date for SYSTA applications for upcoming IUGG 2023 General Assembly is 12 noon (GMT) on 6 December 2022.

Tison Award - Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the IAHS 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, including the list of previous awards, is available here.

The following criteria are valid:

Candidates for the Award must be under 41 years of age at the time their paper was accepted for publication.
The Award will consist of a citation in the name of L.J. Tison, an amount of US $1,000 and a free subscription to HSJ for one year. If the successful paper is jointly authored by eligible (age) authors, the monetary award will be divided equally between authors.
The Award will be announced annually and will be presented in a public ceremony, normally during either an IUGG/IAHS General Assembly or an IAHS Scientific Assembly.
Nominations for the Tison Award may be submitted by the National Committees of IAHS, officers of the IAHS Bureau, officers of the Commissions, HSJ editorial board members, convenors of IAHS symposia or editors of proceedings. Nominations may not be submitted directly by an author or co-author, but may be submitted through one of the aforementioned individuals. The nominations should be sent directly to the Secretary General of IAHS and should contain a reasoned argumentation and noted validation of the candidate’s age.
The Award Committee may not recommend an Award in any one year if none of the papers submitted is of sufficiently high standard. 
 

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

International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations

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 to IAHS, National Committees to the UNESCO-IHP or National Hydrological Advisors to the WMO, and forwarded to the Secretary General of IAHS for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS, as well as representatives from 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 following applies to both the Dooge and Volker medals

The International Hydrology Prize shall be awarded to persons who have made outstanding contributions to hydrology such as confers on the candidate universal recognition of his or her international stature.
The contribution should have an identifiable international dimension extending beyond both the country of normal work and the specific field of interest of the candidate.
The medals may be awarded to hydrologists of long international standing or to younger but active hydrologists who exhibit qualities of international leadership in the science or practice of hydrology.
An active involvement in the work of IAHS and other international organisations in the field of hydrology should be counted as an advantage.

Specific considerations for the Dooge medal:

The Dooge medal is particularly intended for hydrologists who have demonstrated scientific excellence, and have made fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology as evidenced by publications in the international scientific literature and other evidence of high standard.
Preference should be given to candidates who have recently exhibited outstanding international leadership in the science of hydrology.

Specific considerations for the Volker medal

The Volker medal is dedicated for hydrologists who have applied their research and hydrological expertise to the benefit of society, addressing issues of public interest and development.
Applications of hydrology to the benefit of developing countries would count as an advantage.
Preference should be given to candidates who have contributed through both scientific and practical work, and who have made outstanding contributions to the Hydrology community as demonstrated by active involvement in the work of IAHS or other international hydrological associations.

Nomination format and procedure

Nominations should be received by the Secretary General of IAHS no later than 31 December 2022 – Christophe Cudennec at [email protected]  – and consist of:

    • a (max. 2, pages A4 format) nomination letter signed by a National Representative to IAHS, the President of a national committee of UNESCO-IHP, or a National Hydrological Advisor to the WMO, with one sentence citation (max. 200 characters), and stating why the nominee is the most qualified person to receive the Volker or Dooge medal, paying attention to the medal's dedication specified above
    • the nominee’s CV (max. 3 pages, A4 format) with an emphasis on the contribution to hydrological science and international scientific cooperation, providing clear information on the main criteria used for the evaluation and the specific considerations mentioned above
    • a list of the major scientific publications (max. 2 pages, A4 format).

 
Nominations are expected from the world diversity, and equally for female and male candidates.

Evaluation criteria

a)      Outstanding contributions to hydrology evidenced by universal recognition of his or her international stature.

b)      Identifiable contributions with international dimensions extending beyond both the country of normal work and the specific field of interest of the candidate.

c)      For senior candidates proof of Hydrologists activities of long international standing, or for younger candidates, proof of being active hydrologists with qualities of international leadership in the science or practice of hydrology.

d)      Active involvement in the work of IAHS and other international organizations in the field of hydrology is counted as an advantage.

e)      Application of the hydrological research performed and the use of his/her expertise to the benefit of society and addressing issues of public interest and development.

f)       Applications of hydrology to the benefit of developing countries counts as an advantage.

Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference and Stakeholder Consultation

The IAHS would like to share with you that the registration is now open for the one-day preparatory meeting which will be convened by the President of the UN General Assembly on 25 October 2022, from 10am – 6pm (EDT) at the UNHQ in New York. The aim is to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters of the UN 2023 Water Conference. The meeting is for in-person participation only but will be live streamed on UN WebTV.

Additionally, to ensure the meaningful participation of all relevant stakeholders, the preparatory meeting will be preceded by a hybrid stakeholder consultation on 24 October 2022 in which scientists are encouraged to participate.

Please click here for registration and more information.

Applications are invited for Sivapalan Young Scientists Travel Awards to attend IUGG 2023

Applications are invited for the IAHS SYSTA (SIVAPALAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS TRAVEL AWARDS) towards the costs of participating in the IAHS programme at the IUGG 2023 General Assembly - Berlin, Germany during 12-16th July 2023.

Full details of the 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.

Applicants should simultaneously apply for an IUGG 2023 travel grant https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/travel-grant/

The closing date for SYSTA applications for upcoming IUGG 2023 General Assembly is 12 noon (GMT) on 6 December 2022.

IUGG 2023 Registration and abstract submission are now open

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is comprised of eight Associations including IAHS. The IUGG General Assembly is held every four years and offers an opportunity to have IAHS-specific, inter-Association and Union symposia.

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. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

Abstract submission and online registration are now open on the 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/

The IAHS-led programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 12-16 July 2023.

Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:

IAHS standalone symposia: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/825-2/     
Inter-Association symposia led by IAHS: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#IAHS 

and several other symposia led by sister associations with an IAHS involvement and hydrological perspective: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#  

IAHS Union Lecture will be given by Luz Adriana Cuarta https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/union-lecturers/

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin in 2023. 

For additional information please contact [email protected]  

2023 Election of Officers of IAHS - Application Deadline 11 Jan 2023

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.

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 how to apply for a position, see our Election of Officers webpage.

Call For Abstracts for FRIEND-Water Global conference 2023

The IAHS would like to draw your attention to the the Call for Abstracts for FRIEND-Water Global Conference 2023.

As a flagship initiative of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), which puts science to action for a Water Secure World, FRIEND-Water contributes to research on:

  • regional water resources,
  • hydrological extremes (drought and floods),
  • climate resilient water adaption,
  • as well as water education and capacity building.

 

Every four years, a world conference is held to bring together all the scientists involved to discuss the challenges of research on these issues.

The new edition will take place from 5 to 10 June 2023 in Dakar, at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop.

The abstract submission campaign runs from 15 October to 15 November 2022. For more information, go to Global FRIEND-Water 2023 International Conference for the submission form and information note on the call for abstract.

 

IAHS-ICWQ International Workshop on Flood-drought chain disasters and water ecological degradation in a changing environment

The International Commission of Water Quality (ICWQ) of IAHS have organised a workshop on 'Flood-drought chain disasters and water ecological degradation in a changing environment' in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China on 9-12 December 2022.

With climate change and rapid urbanization, precipitation and runoff show a more concentrated distribution trend. The extreme water conditions of flood and drought disasters are aggravated. More frequent flood-drought alternations have been seen in some countries as a result of global climate change and intensive human activities. Water ecology degradation especially in developing countries is still serious. The purpose of this workshop is to investigate the new characteristics and new laws of flood and drought disasters and water ecological degradation in the changing environment through invited presentations. Scientific strategies and practical measures for flood-drought early warning and disasters prevention and water ecology protection in a changing environment will be discussed.

Topics (not limited to):

1. Intelligent monitoring of hydrology and water resources and water ecology for early perception of water risk

2. Extreme evolution of hydrology and water ecology in changing environments

3. Flood-drought-aquatic ecology modeling and risk early warning

4. Flood and drought disasters and drought-flood conversion risks

5. Water ecological responses to human activities and climate change

6. Storm surge - heavy rain - flood - waterlogging - ecological degradation "multi-encounter" and its derivative disaster occurrence mechanism

7. Simulation, prediction and assessment of flood and drought disasters and their derivative composite disasters

8. Mechanism of water ecological degradation and restoration and governance

Important Dates: 

* Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2022. 

* Abstract of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Zhiyou Liu [email protected]  

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