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Events in September

BHS meeting

BHS National Symposium 2014: Challenging hydrological theory and practice

02-04 September 2014

Type: Conference / Symposium

12th British Hydrological Society's National Symposium

University of Birmingham

2-4 September 2014

See conference website for details of the programme:



Presentations will be uploaded to the Publications section of the website in due course. The 2014 Penman Lecture, delivered by Prof. Mike Waddington (McMaster University) entitled Ecohydrology By Thinking Outside The Bog - Shifting paradigms in an era of shifting peatland ecosystems is now avaliable.

BHS meeting

BHS 32nd Annual General Meeting

04 September 2014

Type: National Meeting

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held during the 2014 National Symposium, at the University of Birmingham on 4th September.


BHS meeting

Natural Flood Management: The Evidence Requirements for Wider Delivery

10 September 2014

Type: National Meeting

This one-day CIWEM conference, supported by BHS, will be held at SOAS, University of London.

This conference will assess the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to mitigate flood risk, looking into the evidence requirements for implementing Natural Flood Management (NFM), experiences of employing NFM in the UK and abroad, and key interactions between land use management and flood risk.

Target audience:Regulators - Decision makers - Consultants involved with delivery of schemes - Communities at risk of flooding - Land owners - Lead local flood authorities - User groups and NGOs  

Please visit www.ciwem.org/events for more information and to book online.

A 10% discount ion the registration rates for this event is available to BHS Member. Please email Natalie Brown (CIWEM) to register.

BHS meeting

Low Flows in our Major Rivers – Assessing Perception vs Reality

20 October 2014

Type: Regional Meeting

Low Flows and the impact of abstraction have been key features of the drive to improve the health of our rivers in recent years and this has ranged from small brooks with local interest to our largest rivers and has addressed significant ecological issues such as the apparent decline of Salmon migration in some of the rivers of south England. This meeting covers the issue of impact of abstraction on two of the most important rivers in southern England.

No registration required.  All welcome.

BHS meeting

Groundwater Extremes and Surface Water Impacts

03 December 2014

Type: National Meeting

This meeting, co-convened by the British Hydrological Society and the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, will examine this remarkable period of climatic and hydrological extremes, discuss the nature of the interactions between groundwater systems and surface waters during both the drought and flood episodes, and consider the challenges in managing our water resources and in mitigating impacts during extremes

7th Global FRIEND-Water Conference

07-10 October 2014

Type: Conference / Symposium

7th UNESCO Global FRIEND-Water conference: "Hydrology in a Changing World : Environmental and Human Dimensions"

Montpellier, France - 07-10 October 2014

FRIEND-Water (Flow Regime from International Experimental and Network Data) is an international collaborative network of experts, which started 25 years ago, and that aims to generate new understanding about regional hydrology and multi-scale water cycle processes. As a cross-cutting theme of UNESCO’s, International Hydrology Program (IHP), FRIEND-Water contributes to research on: regional water resources, droughts, global change and the water cycle, and water education and capacity building.

The FRIEND-Water2014 Conference aims at sharing knowledge about change in hydrological processes (e.g. regimes, hydro-extremes), their impacts (e.g. ecological flows, erosion-sedimentation), and how this knowledge can be streamlined to let water management and policy to adapt to it.

Conference Website

FRIEND-Water 2014 Third Circular

Climate Change: Building the Age of Resilience

23 October 2014

Type: Conference / Symposium

This one-day CIWEM Conference will be looking at the case for developing resilient systems and infrastructure in light of a changing climate. It will examine the range of uncertainties in climate predictions, how different sectors are currently approaching climate resilience, and the lessons that can be learnt from recent extreme events.

Please visit the CIWEM website to book online and for more information about the event. Alternatively, feel free to contact events@ciwem.org with any queries.  

HydroEco '2015

13-16 April 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

5th International Multidisciplinary Conference on HYDROLOGY and ECOLOGY : Advances in Monitoring, Predicting and Managing Hydroecological Processes

Vienna, Austria. 13-16 April 2015

Abstract submission from mid-April 2014, closing date 4 September 2014.

Further information: http://web,natur.cuni.cz/hydroeco2015

26th IUGG General Assembly 2015

22-02 July 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Registration and on-line Abstract submission now OPEN for this meeting in the Prague Congress Centre, June 22 - July 2, 2015

Water and Society 2015

15-17 July 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Third International Conference on Water and Society, organised by the Wessex Institute, UK, sponsored by WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment and the International Journal of sustainable Development and Planning. Further details from Conference Secretariat

Maximising the Scientific Contribution to River Restoration

01 September 2014

Type: Regional Meeting

Workshop to be held as part of the British Society for Geomorphology AGM at University of Manchester

Lancaster Environment Centre Showcase event

18 September 2014

Type: Regional Meeting

The Lancaster Environment Centre are hosting a showcase event on September 18th 4-7.30pm to welcome new businesses to the centre, showcase office space, hot desks and facilities for R&D, highlighting funding opportunities, and exploring future partnerships. Further details from Ruth Alcock, Head of Enterprise and Business Partnerships

Drought Risk Symposium: Drought Risk in the Context of Change

22 September 2014

Type: National Meeting

A one-day symposium organised by the Environmental Change Unit, University of Oxford, to be held in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford. 

As part of the MaRIUS project, Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity, this symposium will bring together global experts on the processes that cause drought and their consequences.

It will take an interdisciplinary approach, looking at the climatic and socio-economic factors that are contributing to the changing risk of drought. The symposium will explore potential approaches to the sustainable management of drought risk.

Event webpage

Direct booking link

Further details from: helen.gavin@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Invitation to SuDS: Changing the Landscape

23 September 2014

Type: National Meeting

This event is planned as a debate on the key issues such as planning, retrofit, SuDS techniques, case studies and maintenance.Organised jointly by Lancaster Environment Centre, in collaboration with British Water.

More details: www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/business

International Workshop on Urban Pluvial Flood Modelling

06 October 2014

Type: National Meeting

A workshop on the RainGain Project, to be held at the Met Office, Exeter.  If you wish to participate, please register before 19th September using this link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raingain-international-workshop-on-urban-pluvial-flood-modelling-tickets-12001794691

H-SAF and HAPEX Workshops on coupled hydrology

05-07 November 2014

Type: National Meeting

These two workshops are organised next to each other and will be an opportunity to exchange information and interact within the hydrological and NWP communities. H-SAF and HEPEX tend to be complementary in expertise so that bringing them together can fuel discussions towards new applications. Common sessions/working groups are envisaged on Wednesday or Thursday morning to enable interactions between HEPEX and H-SAF.  The HEPEX part of the workshop is co-sponsored by the UNESCO International Hydrology Programme's "Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND)" programme. The workshop is open to everybody involved in this research area. There is no registration fee and no funds are available to assist participants with their travel arrangements.   Further details: http://www.ecmwf.int/en/h-saf-and-hepex-workshops-coupled-hydrology