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Events in June 2016

BHS meeting

ICE Flooding Conference 2016

30 June 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

This conference is to held at the Instn of Civil Engineers, Westminster, London SW1 and will be focusing on Risk Management and Delivering Projects. As BHS is a partner to this event, there are reduced registration rates for BHS members. For further details, see http://www.ice-conferences.com/ice-flooding-and-water-management-2016/    

BHS meeting


30-01 September 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

- the Fourth BHS International Conference. This 3-day residential event is to be held at Cranfield University, Bedford. The programme is now finalised and includes sessions on a wide range of pressing hydrological issues:

  • Managing flood risk
  • Adapting to drought risk
  • River restoration
  • Water resources for a growing population
  • Catchment management for water quality
  • Resilient water use in agriculture and food production
  • Soil hydrology
  • Water and sanitation for developing countires
  • Hydrology in cities
  • Water & energy   
The Call for Abstracts is now open, with a submisison deadline of 31st May 2016. To register attendance, please use this link https://www.ice.org.uk/events/hydrologists-make-the-water-go-round-bedford (credit card payments only) Delegates needing a receipt should put in a request to Tim Hess at Cranfield (with appropriate Purchase Order to save time!)

BHS meeting

Land Use and Hydrological Extremes

13 June 2016

Type: National Meeting

This meeting aims to discuss current research on land-use and hydrological extremes and the need for innovative strategies to reduce the impact of future events. Key themes:

  • Relationships between landscape and hydrological extremes
  • New techniques to assess the impact of catchment-scale land management on river flows
  • Land use impacts on hydrological drought
  • Case studeis providing evidence for rural, upland and natural flood management policies
  Registration now open: https://www.ice.org.uk/events/land-use-and-hydrological-extremes  

BHS meeting

Hydroecology and the fine sediment conundrum: quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues

06 July 2016

Type: National Meeting

The meeting will consider the fine sedimentation cascade in its broadest sense and will feature three invited keynote talks: Dr Gary Bilotta (University of Brighton), Prof. Adrian Collins (Rothamsted Research) and Dr Chris Extence and Richard Chadd (Environment Agency) Posters will still be welcomed in the following areas: (by 22 June 2016, please).

  • Sediment transport, erosion and deposition in freshwater systems
  • Methodological advancements in the assessment of fine sediment transport, deposition and the clogging of sub-surface substrates.
  • Ecological consequences of fine sediment.
  • Interactions between aquatic ecology and fine sediment
  • Management, conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems associated with fine sediment pressures.

BHS meeting

The hydrogeology of peat

07 July 2016

Type: National Meeting

Water storage and movement within peat plays a fundamental role in some key environmental issues including the sustainability of carbon storage in peatlands, the hydrological response of uplands with reference to flood risk management, and maintenance and restoration of rare wetland plant communities. The aim of this meeting is to bring together mire (peatland) hydrologists and hydrogeologists to identify and discuss common themes, methods and concepts.    Programme included on Registration flyer attached.

  • Field & laboratory methods for measuring the hydraulic properties of, and groundwater flow within, peat.
  • The nature of, and controls on, groundwater flow in peat.
  • Conceptual and mathematical modelling of the hydrological functioning of peatland systems at varying scales.
  • Conceptual and mathematical modelling of the impacts of quantitative and qualitative pressures on peatlands, such as drainage and climate change.
Registration now open.  

Macronutrient Cycles

15-16 June 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

The results of the NERC-funded research programme on macronutrients will be presented at this meeting at the Royal Society, together with key issues for policy makers and stakeholders in Government and Catchment Management at all scales. Note: Deadline for registration is 20th May 2016: posters are welcome - contact paul.whitehead@ouce.ox.ac.uk

iEMSs 2016

10-14 July 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

The theme for the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling & software is “Supporting Sustainable Futures”. The conference is organized around a series of themes, streams, and sessions. Key streams include: Model development and modelling frameworks • Integrated Environmental Modeling • Climate Change Modeling • Environmental Modeling Uncertainty Issues, optimization, sensitivity analysis • Data mining, machine learning, GIS, remote sensing • Environmental Modeling for decision making and engaging the public • innovative Software • Algorithms for Environmental Modeling • Applications of Environmental Modeling Please consider submitting an abstract or a brief technical paper (8 page max) for either oral or poster presentation. Accepted technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings. To submit your abstract or paper now, please visit the conference web site: http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2016/

Nordic Water 2016

08-10 August 2016

Type: Conference / Symposium

International Conference to be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, to present and discuss the role of hydrology towards water resources sustainability in its widest sense. Abstracts deadline: 1 February 2016 Further details on Conference flyer.

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    

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

Small unmanned aerial systems for environmental research

28-29 June 2016

Type: National Meeting

We invite you to attend this two-day conference of the RSPSoc’s UAVs SIG which will bring together academics, practitioners and those with an interest in working with small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for environmental monitoring and research. This conference follows previously successful events held in Liverpool (2015), Exeter (2014) and Worcester (2013), and will include keynote addresses (speakers to be announced shortly), oral presentations, interactive poster sessions and an exhibition of sUAS service providers. Abstract submission NOW OPEN! Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations, on a range of environmental topics, including but not limited to:

  • Terrestrial applications – such as geomorphology, natural hazards, glaciology, archaeology, ecology, conservation, terrain assessment, agriculture, forestry, geology & geophysics.
  • Hydrological applications – such river science, hydrology, coastal & marine.
  • Atmospheric applications – such as aerobiology.
  • Practicalities of data collection using sUAS (including licensing and flight regulations)
  • Processing and analysis of sUAS data (including photogrammetry and structure from motion)
Email 300 word abstracts to uavconference@worc.ac.uk by 15th April 2016, including author names and affiliations, contact details and preference for oral or poster presentation.