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BHS meeting

International Hydrology, Leeds, 7 May

07 May 2015

Type: Regional Meeting


Evening meeting of the British Hydrological Society Pennines Section on International Hydrology at the University of Leeds. This will be the first of two meetings over the next few months.


7th May 2015, 6 – 8pm (tea/coffee from 5.30pm)

Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT



Claire Hollingworth, Mott MacDonald
Conservancy Adaptation Project: Guyana

Jamie Hannaford, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
First Yorkshire, then the world: the use of UK hydrometric data in continental-scale assessments of hydrological change

Mark Smith, University of Leeds
Hydrological applications of Structure-from-Motion


For further info contact Chris Allman on 0113 394 3350 or chris.allman@mottmac.com

The meeting is free of charge, but to allow us to estimate numbers, please register here.

Directions: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap_download_pdf (Building 60). Free parking is available and accessed from Woodhouse Lane (use LS2 9JT for sat nav). Bus stops and taxi ranks are located just outside the Parkinson Building.  

BHS meeting

Understanding and predicting extreme flood events

12 May 2015

Type: Regional Meeting

A British Hydrological Society South West Meeting Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, Room 6E 2.8 12th May 2015 @ 16:45 Estimation of high-return period flood events continues to be a challenging activity for operational as well as academic hydrologists. This meeting will summarise recent progress in our ability to estimate design floods and our understanding of the long-term variability of rainfall and flood events. The first presentation will be given by Dr Andy Young from Wallingford Hydro Solutions (WHS) who will present the recently released ReFH2 model, including new modelling and software features. The second presentation will be given by Dr Neil Macdonald from University of Liverpool on the long-term variability of rainfall and flood records in the South West region. Programme: 16:45 Tea / coffee 17:00 ReFH2: Updating the ReFH method for UK catchments Andy Young, Director, Wallingford Hydro Solutions (WHS) 17:30 Long-term variability of rainfall and floods in SW Britain (AD 1700- ) Neil Macdonald, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool 18:00 Meeting closure

BHS meeting

Upland catchments: are they achieving good ecological status?

20 May 2015

Type: Regional Meeting

Location: Birley Room, Hatfield College, North Bailey, Durham University.   Inspired by the call from RSPB for a "nation-wide debate on how we recognise and sustain the true value of the uplands", this British Hydrological Society meeting aims to stimulate discussion, taking a catchment-based approach as its basis.    Note that numbers are limited to 40 on a first-come, first-served basis.     Please register via http://www.ice.org.uk/Events?ID=3401

BHS meeting

BHS Peter Wolf Symposium, 9-10 June

09-10 June 2015

Type: National Meeting

This year's BHS Peter Wolf Symposium for early career hydrologists and postgraduate students will be held at the University of Liverpool, 9-10 June 2015 Registration is only £50 Talks and posters are invited from research students and recent graduates on hydrology-related topics. The deadline for talk/poster abstracts and registration is Friday 23rd May 2015

Register here

Contact Amy Lennard (amy@liv.ac.uk)  

BHS meeting

Tidal Surge

18 June 2015

Type: Regional Meeting

BHS Pennines Section meeting, University of Leeds. This meeting is free of charge, but please register to give us an idea of numbers. The International Hydrology and Tidal Surge meeting will also be available via a live web broadcast. Please get in touch with Rob Burton if you’d like to join that and he will provide details.

BHS meeting

Forest Hydrology

16 September 2015

Type: National Meeting

This meeting aims to develop the strength, integration and connectivity of the UK based forest hydrological research community. The meeting will focus on forest hydrology in its broadest sense, from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems, comprising of invited talks from leading experts and an international keynote by Lars Högbom from the Swedish Forest Research Agency. Presentations will range from the impacts of deforestation on catchment-scale hydrological processes to the importance of woody debris for instream nutrient cycling. There will be ample time to discuss future challenges and research opportunities with colleagues. Full details of the programme are given in the attached flyer. The meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, water managers, regulators, consultants and policy-makers from universities, research institutes, the water industry, forest managers, the Environment Agency and DEFRA who are at the cutting edge of forest hydrological research within the UK.    To present a poster, please email Dr Phillip Blaen (p.j.blaen@bham.ac.uk) by the 31st August 2015 with the poster title and the names and institutions of the contributing authors.     

ICE Flooding 2015

13 May 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

This conference on 'Future Proofing for Businesses and Communtiies is the third consecutive event in the ICE series. It will explore detailed case studies looking at how far the UK has come in terms of sustainable flood risk management in the last eight years and what is being done to ensure long term planning to protect business, infrastructure and residents. Please note that BHS is a partner in the event and reduced rates for NHS members will apply. See ICE website for more details. Venue: Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, Londo Programme sessions include:

  • The latest on strategy for flood defence from the Environment Agency
  • The scale of the challenge - an update from Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
  • Climate change predictions and data
  • Drivers of risks and avoiding future floods and droughts
The event will be chaired by ICE’s President David Balmforth and Jean Venables CBE, Chief Executive of ADA  and former ICE President. The programme also features speakers from the Environment Agency, Network Rail, UK Rainwater Management Association, Nottingham City Council and Southwark Council.

Flood Risk Management and the Water Framework Directive: harmony or conflict?

22 May 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Annual Central Southern Branch seminar of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) on Friday 22 May  in Reading  

The theme is ‘Flood Risk Management and the Water Framework Directive: harmony or conflict? Historic flood risk management (FRM) techniques have caused widespread damage to river and coastal hydromorphology. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the restoration of such historic damage and the avoidance of further degradation, integrating FRM objectives with other aspects of river basin planning. Balancing these objectives can be challenging but rewarding, with potential to offer widespread sustainability benefits and unlock multiple funding streams. We will have 6 speakers at this one-day seminar, each presenting a topic under the event theme:
  • Duncan Huggett - Environment Agency
  • Darren Lumbroso - HR Wallingford
  • Nick Jarritt - Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Jenny Phelps - Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
  • Paul Chapman - Lewisham Borough Council
  • Jo Cullis - CH2M Hill


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Water Resources Management 2015

15-17 June 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

The 'Call for Papers' is now published for the 8th International Conference on sustainable water resources management, to be held in Corunna, Spain, and organised by the Wessex Institute.   View the conference website for more information or to submit an abstract.

River Basin Management 2015

17-19 June 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

8th International Conference organised by the |Wessex Institute on River Basin Managhement, to include all aspects of hydrology, ecology, environmental management, flood plains and wetlands View the conference website for more information 

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

Geological Society - Groundwater: our Hidden Asset

08 July 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Groundwater: Our Hidden Asset - Recent developments in hydrogeology, built upon the legacy of Dick Downing: For further details see: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Groundwater-Our-Hidden-Asset

  • 10.00 Registration
  • 10.30 Poster session
  • 13.00 Welcome and introduction
  • 13.15 Groundwater in the national water strategy – Ian Barker (Managing Director, Water Policy International Ltd)
  • 13.50 Artificial recharge – Mike Jones (Thames Water Utilities)
  • 14.25 Deep hydrogeochemistry – Adrian Bath (Intellisci)
  • 15.00 Discussion followed by coffee
  • 15.30 Isotopes in hydrogeology – George Darling (BGS)
  • 16.05 Chalk hydrogeology – Adrian Butler (Imperial College London)
  • 16.40 Launch of Groundwater: Our Hidden Asset
  • 16.50 Discussion followed by wine reception

Early Career Hydrogeologists Conference

08-09 July 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Conference convened by the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) - British Chapter, and IAH Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network. 8-9th July 2015, Newcastle University Hydrogeology may be underground but it’s not out of sight and a new generation hydrogeologists will be tackling a new set of problems including: fracking, nuclear waste storage, groundwater flooding, increasing demand on water resources, the impact of climate change, and new pollution risks. This two-day conference provides an opportunity for hydrogeologists in the first few years of their career or undertaking a PhD to present their work to their peers via posters and to make valuable contacts at the conference dinner and during the field visit on the second day. The conference, which will be CPD approved, will be hosted by Newcastle University.

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

17th IWA International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication

13-18 September 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Call for abstracts now open for this meeting. Conference Themes:
1. Pollutants and sources of diffuse pollution in surface and ground waters
2. Diffuse pollution (nutrients, carbon, heavy metals,…) from agriculture and forestry
3. Diffuse pollution (nutrients, carbon, heavy metals,…) from urban areas and mining
4. Diffuse pollution under global changes
5. Nutrients and eutrophication issues
6. Surface waters under multiple stress
7. Modelling and monitoring
8. Policies, regulations and education to control diffuse pollution
9. Integrated watershed management towards controlling diffuse pollution

Further details are available at: www.dipcon2015.org

Land use and Water Quality, Vienna

21-24 September 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium


2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference 

"Agricultural Production and the Environment"  

Vienna, Austria

For more information see  http://web.natur.cuni.cz/luwq2015/


Ecohydrology' 2015

21-23 September 2015

Type: Conference / Symposium

Ecohydrology’ 2015 : Lyon, France
  • Measuring, modelling and managing natural processes related to water flows, social values of linked ecosystem services.
  • Achieving equilibrium between aquatic ecosystem services and human usage of water-related resources is constrained by ecological and social factors which can be addressed using adaptive spatial planning based on natural processes.
  • Fundamental and applied researches to support this equilibrium are being developed in the disciplines of ecohydrology, eco-hydraulics, ecological engineering, and social-ecology. 
This conference will bring together leading researchers and practitioners from these disciplines to present the latest advances in knowledge and practice and to promote increased dialoge and collaboration between these disciplines. Further details from: http://ecohydrologie.sciencesconf.org/

Modelling groundwater in the urban environment - processes and problems

13 May 2015

Type: Regional Meeting

UK Groundwater Modellers' forum 13th Workshop is aiming to look at problems of contaminant transport, water resources and groundwater control measures, and goundwater flooding. The meeting will be held in the Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF - see flyer for full details.