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Events in October 2016

BHS meeting

Water temperature research and practice

06 October 2016

Type: Regional Meeting

SE section evening lecture  At: The Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London There is no charge to attend this meeting and both BHS members and non-members are welcome.  No registration is required. Flyer to follow.  

BHS meeting

UK Flood Hydrology 40 years after the Flood Studies Report

22 November 2016

Type: National Meeting

This meeting will be held at CEH Wallingford and will focus on UK flood hydrology, past, present and future. The Flood Studies Report of 1975 has had a profound influence on hydrological practice in the UK, Ireland and further afield. Some of its methods are still applied, particularly in reservoir flood estimation, while elements of others survive in the contemporary approaches of the Flood Estimation Handbook and its subsequent updates such as the ReFH2 rainfall-runoff model.  Abstracts are invited. Those interested in presenting at the meeting should email an abstract by 30 September 2016. Further details given in the flyer attached.  Registration now open.  Bookings should be made online by Friday 11 November 2016 at: https://www.ice.org.uk/events/uk-flood-hydrology-40-years-after

Groundwater and climate resilience - W. Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture, Oxford, 3 November 2016

03 November 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

Groundwater and climate resilience 3 November, 5pm Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church College, Oxford The University of Oxford and the British Geological Survey host the first W. Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture. In a career spanning almost 50 years, Mike made an extraordinary contribution to water science and water resource management globally. He led advances in geochemistry –  particularly hydrogeochemistry and palaeohydrology – authored over 150 scientific publications and mentored numerous water professionals in the process. In recognition of his outstanding work, Mike received many accolades including the Whittaker Medal (1999), the O.E. Meinzer Award (2009), and the Vernadsky Medal (2010). Mike is remembered not only for his scientific achievements, but for his passion, warmth and generosity of spirit which touched the lives of many. This lecture aims to honour his legacy by promoting good hydrogeological science to the service of society: something Mike was deeply passionate about. Groundwater and climate resilience The first Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture will address ‘groundwater and climate resilience’. As the world’s largest store of usable freshwater, groundwater is central to how humans are responding to the challenges posed by climate change. Currently, groundwater abstraction comprises more than 35% of global water use and this is forecast to increase as people seek to mitigate the effects of climate extremes on food and water security. However, this raises the question of how resilient groundwater is to change. In rural Africa, most households depend on groundwater to meet basic water needs, with few affordable alternatives particularly during the dry season. In Asia, groundwater underpins agricultural productivity, again with few realistic alternatives if groundwater resources were to prove unreliable. In this talk, Prof Alan MacDonald will explore the resilience of groundwater to change and the challenges posed by climate change and increasing abstraction. Drawing on recent and ongoing research projects in Africa and South Asia, he will show how, with an understanding of hydrogeology, it is possible to plan for the future. About the speaker Prof Alan MacDonald is a Principal Hydrogeologist at the British Geological Survey and Honorary Professor of Groundwater at the University of Dundee. His work focuses on applied groundwater science, particularly in Africa and South Asia in the context of environmental change, water security and poverty reduction. Alan has 25 years research experience and has published 70 peer-reviewed papers, two groundwater books and more than 100 BGS Technical reports. He also collaborated with Mike on a number of publications. Alan leads international groundwater research at BGS and manages a small team of groundwater scientists and several PhD students based in Edinburgh. Online registration is now open.

WRaH 2017

10-13 April 2017

Type: Conference / Symposium

The 2017 International Symposium on Weather and Hydrology – Weather Radar for Hydrological Prediction and Water Management: 25 years of Progress and Emerging Challenges – co-hosted by the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering & Building Technology and Korea University, will be held at the Korea University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Abstract submissions open from 8 August 2016: Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2016.