IAHS Newsletter No 109
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IAHS 2022 Scientific Assembly
Le Corum, Montpellier, France
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Dear IAHS members,

In the years between our scientific and general assemblies, conferences and other events organized by the IAHS Commissions form much of the Association’s activities and 2014 is no exception: after the June ICWRS and the August ICRS conferences in, respectively, Bologna, Italy, and Guangzhou, China, the ICSH and the ICCE ones are approaching, in Abu Dhabi, UAE this week and in New Orleans, USA, next month. Key events have also been co-organized with our main partners from the United Nations system: with UNESCO the Kovacs Colloquium on Water Security in June in Paris, France, plus the World FRIEND-Water Conference in Montpellier, France, in October, and with WMO the 3rd WMO-IAHR-IAHS course on Stream Gauging in Hanoi, Viet Nam, in September. Red Books relating to three of these events are detailed in this Newsletter.

The Panta Rhei decade has been developing well through these events, and through the setting up of an impressive set of working groups.

These activities, events and publications are proof of the very active and dynamic community that is IAHS in terms of scientific production, facilitation and communication. The recent agreement between IAHS and Copernicus provides a new framework for future events and publications, which will help with the logistics of meetings and, more important for most of us, enables the switching of the Red Book series – the oldest publication series in our discipline – to an e-journal.

Partnerships with UNESCO and WMO, and more generally UN Water, are very active beyond the events listed above, with strongly bilateral – often triangular – cooperation and future events already in preparation.
Our second circle of cooperation is the one connecting scientific associations and unions. We have permanent relationships with IAHR and IAH, as manifested in the panel of the last Kovacs colloquium; and with AGU and EGU, with regular co-convened sessions and participation across our respective assemblies and events. The most important cooperation is with our parent Union, IUGG – the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, and our seven sister associations therein, as well as the ICSU umbrella. After the joint IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI scientific assembly held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2013 – from which a Red book titled Complex Interfaces Under Change: Sea – River – Groundwater – Lake will soon be published – the XXVIth IUGG General Assembly to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 22 June–2 July 2015 is fast approaching. The scientific programme covers the wide range of our discipline and interfaces with other geosciences. Major deadlines are:

- 16 November 2014 for abstracts for the three pre-published symposia on Extreme hydrological events (JH1) on Changes in flood risk and perception in catchments and cities (HS1), and on Hydrologic non-stationarity and extrapolating models to predict the future (HS2);
- 15 January 2015 for grant applications;
- 31 January 2015 for the general submissions;
- 10 April 2015 for early-bird registration.

The exact schedule is not known yet, but the IAHS activities will be grouped during the first week of the Assembly.

Elections of new officers of IAHS and of the IAHS Commissions will take place during the Prague Assembly. The Electors are the National Representatives of countries that are IUGG members. Hydrologists who are citizens of, or working in IUGG member countries are eligible for election to office. Candidacies have to go through National Representatives to reach the Nomination Panels by 21st December 2014. The Statutes and Bye-Laws regulating the procedure are available online, as well as the list of actual officers and National Representatives (and correspondents for non-IUGG member countries).

Please feel free to join the IAHS activities, get in contact with myself and any officer, and forward this newsletter to potential members – membership is free and easy to activate online.

Many of you will have communicated with, and may have met, Penny Perrins, who left IAHS Press to take up another research-publishing post in July. Penny worked with IAHS Press for more than 11 years as production editor for numerous Red Books, and latterly was also responsible for the IAHS website and social media. She was a great member of the team and we thank her for her contribution and wish her well in her new role.

Christophe Cudennec
(IAHS Secretary General)

IAHS scientific programme at IUGG2015 in Prague June 2015

2015 IAHS Assembly at IUGG2015 to be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 June to 2 July 2015. IAHS events will take place during the first week of the proceedings.

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IUGG Early Career Scientist Award and STAHY Best Paper Award 2014

Our congratulations go to the recipients of the IUGG Early Career Scientist Award and the STAHY Best Paper Award.

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7th FRIEND-Water Conference Proceedings now available

Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions

IAHS Publ 363 (edited by Trevor M. Daniell et al.) is the reviewed proceedings of the 7th World FRIEND-Water Conference held in France in October 2014. 

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Evolving Water Resources Systems: IAHS Publ 364, now available


Proceedings of the recent ICWRS2014 meeting held in
Bologna, Italy

Available both online open access as PIAHS vol. 364, and to purchase as a Red Book, vol. 364

364 cover image

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Red Books in press - 365 and 367

Red Books in press – Available from IAHS in December 2014.

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IAHS Red Books transition to an open-access online journal

IAHS is pleased to launch the online open-access continuation of the IAHS Red Book series. The new proceedings journal, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, or PIAHS, is published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of IAHS. The Editor-in-Chief is Christophe Cudennec, the IAHS Secretary General.

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In Memoriam, Dr Jim McCulloch

It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Jim McCulloch.  

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In Memoriam, Professor Mike Bonell

It was with deep regret that the international community of hydrologists learned of the death of Mike Bonell.

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ICCE/IAHS 2014 Symposium in New Orleans 11-14 December 2014

The International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea is part of a series of symposia organized under auspices of The International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), which is one of ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). It will be held in New Orleans, USA from 11-14 December 2014.

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Natural resources and water management for African researchers December 2-22, 2014 in New Delhi

Natural resources and water management course for African researchers from December 2-22, 2014 in New Delhi.
Organised by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs along with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

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