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Events in September 2016

BHS meeting

The Hydrogeomorphology of Flood Risk

07 September 2016

Type: National Meeting

A joint meeting of BHS and the British Society for Geomorphology to discuss the geomorphological responses to flooding and how a better understanding can help deliver more sustainable approaches to flood risk management. Sessions on:

  • Recent floods in the long-term context
  • Monitoring and modelling large floods
  • Geomorphic impacts of recent flooding
 Further details on flyer attached

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. 

British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting

05-07 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at Plymouth University and will be open-themed for regular oral and poster presentations. It will include a dedicated career development workshop for Early Career Researchers around the theme of Integrating Geomorphology. The field trip will explore developments in our understanding of landscape evolution in the 50+ years since some of the seminal geomorphology studies of the Dartmoor area. Registration will include a supplementary session held jointly with the British Hydrological Society, on the theme of the Hydrogeomorphology of Flood Risk. Conference details are now available in the first conference circular (attached, and link below). Information about the meeting is available via the BSG web pages at: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/meetings/bsg-annual-meeting-2016.   Abstract submission and conference registration will open on 11th April.

Groudwater: Managing our Hidden Asset

13-14 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

This two-day conference organised by the Geological Society's Hydrogeological Group and IAH is to celebrate the IAH's 60th anniversary and Geological Society's Year of Water, hosted by the University of Birmingham. Day 1—Themes: Groundwater and energy and groundwater resources including re-launch of Groundwater our Hidden Asset.
Day 2—Themes: Groundwater ecosystem services and quality incorporating the Ineson Lecture. Call for Abstracts now open    

Groundwater - Managing our hidden assets

13-14 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

Joint Hydro Group and IAH-UK conference
University of Birmingham. Please find attached the conference oral programme and current poster presentations, along with information on this year's Ineson lecturer, Prof Georg Teutsch, Scientific Managing Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.

GSA 2016

25-28 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

The Geological Society of America is holding its Annual meeting this year in Denver, Colorado. The Abstract deadline is 12 July 2016, Early Registration deadline is 22 August. Full details from the website

Drought Science and Management Symposium

27 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

This syposium, to be held at the University of Oxford, is beig arranged through the MaRIUS drought research project and focuses on drought science and management of drought risk, both in the UK and globally. The Symposium is subsidised - see flyer attached - or check the event webpage: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/news/  and direct booking link: tinyurl.com/OxfordDroughtBooking

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.

Sustainable and Resilient Water Infrastructure: Flood risk and resilience

16 September 2016

Type: National Meeting

The workshop “Sustainable and Resilient Water Infrastructure” will take place at Burleigh Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Loughborough University, on Friday 16th September 2016, from 9:30 to 16:30 hrs.   Aims and Objectives Gathering ideas from industry and academia to tackle the main challenges for the UK water infrastructure systems, in particular flooding risk and resilience. For more information, please follow the link: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/systems-net/brimnetwork/brimworkshops/   Participation We are looking for contributors to the workshop discussions and/ or poster presentations. If you are interested to participate, please fill in the registration form in the link before Friday 9th September.  Please register here    Posters A display of posters will be in exhibition to provide maximum opportunities for networking and discussion. If you would like to contribute with a poster, please let us know by sending a message to g.styles@lboro.ac.uk   Cost This event is free of charge to all registered participants   How to get there Please find instructions in the registration form   Provisional Programme The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part of the day there will be a series of presentations from invited speakers and in the afternoon there will be a workshop discussion. The provisional Programme is as follows:      9:45 Welcome and Introduction - Guangtao Fu 10:00 Safe & SuRe Water Infrastructure -  David Butler 10:25 Linking Community Resilience and Infrastructure Resilience -  Sarah Bell  10:50 tbc -  Giles Booth Coffee Break 11:15 -11:45am  11:45 Natural Flood management and Catchment Approach -  Ian Pattison 12:10 Real Options for Resilient Flood Risk Management -  Zoran Kapelan 12:35 Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology for flood mapping in congested area - Monica Rivas Casado Lunch 13:00 – 14:00pm (Burleigh Court Restaurant) 14:00 Separating the Risk in Flood Risk Modelling - Richard Allitt 14:25 Flood Risk and Drainage Management in a Changing Climate - Enrico Isnenghi 14:50 Proofing the Concept of Sustainable Drainage Schemes Using an Integrated Urban Drainage Model - Anthony Raine 15:15 Brainstorming Session I  15:45 Brainstorming Session II  16:15 Discussion and Feedback  16:30 Complete Please register here