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2nd Conference on Modelling Hydrology, Climate and Land Surface Processes

The integration of hydrology and meteorology is crucial for understanding present and future climate and its effects on various aspects of society. Extreme weather may cause increased frequency of floods, droughts, landslides and damages to infrastructure. The demand for and the production potential of renewable energyare also strongly linked to the hydro-meteorological system. The Norwegian Hydrological Council recognizes the need to bring together hydrologists and meteorologists to discuss the integration of meteorology and hydrology in all modelling activities that includes weather and water (e.g. weather forecasts, climate prediction, hydrological impact simulations including influence on water quality, climate and hydrological model coupling, environmental hazards).

Venue and accomodation

10th to the 12th of September 2012 at Losby Gods in Norway (20 km east of Oslo).


Joint AOGS-AGU Meeting 2012

We are happy to invite you to participate in a major science conference that will take place from 13-17 August 2012 in Singapore. The meeting is jointly organized by the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society and the American Geophysical Union. In particular, We draw your attention to Session AS27 (Atmospheric/Climate Sciences) entitled "Climate impacts on mountain water resources influenced by snow and ice". This session is inspired in particular by the ongoing work of the European ACQWA Project coordinated by the University of Geneva and, indeed, it is in the mandate of this project to convene events at major international meetings.

The Singapore event will provide a unique opportunity to exchange with scientists from many Asian regions confronted with problems similar to those addressed by the ACQWA project, particularly the Himalayan region, but also AGU scientists from the Americas where water issues are also of high concern.

Papers from the physical, economic and policy domains pertaining to changing water resources are welcome. Please note that the deadlines for the meeting are the following:

- March 12, 2012: Deadline for Abstract submissions

- April 9, 2012: Notification of acceptance

- June 4, 2012: Author registration for the conference

Details of Session AS27 are available via the conference web-site (

Future shifts in temperature and precipitation patterns, and changes in the behavior of snow and ice in many mountain regions       will change the quantity, seasonality, and possibly also the quality of water originating in mountains and uplands. As a result, changing water availability will affect both upland and populated lowland areas. Economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism or hydropower may enter into rivalries if water is no longer available in sufficient quantities or at the right time of the year. The challenge is thus to estimate as accurately as possible future changes in order to prepare the way for appropriate adaptation strategies and improved water governance.

This session encourages papers on modelling approaches to enable accurate projections of changes in the seasonality and quantity of runoff in river basins in mountain regions where snow and ice are a key component of the hydrologic cycle, such as the Himalayas, the Andes, the Rockies, or the European Alps. Furthermore, papers that identify key environmental and economic impacts , including the possible compounded effect of changing frequencies and intensities of extreme events, are welcome. Finally, those contributions that propose a portfolio of possible water governance strategies to alleviate future problems of water allocation and use would be part of the overall content of this session.


SuWaMa 2013


22 - 25 April, 2013 Hilton Dalaman, Sarigerme, TURKEY


We would like to invite you to participate at the " Second International Sustainable Watershed Management Conference (SuWaMa 2013)" that will be held in Hilton Dalaman Hotel, Sarigerme, Turkey, 22-25 APRIL 2013.  The Conference site is situated on Turkey's southwestern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. It will be followed by a 3 days of optional excursions to Ephesus or Blue Mediterranian tour. There will be training courses (workshops) on various decision support tools before the Conference. Please visit the conference website

 Key issues covered by the conference are:

Good watershed management practices:Examples from various countries including climate change challenges and trans-boundary problems

Decision support tools:Monitoring, GIS, data / information management, indicators, ecological economics, cost/benefit analysis, decision making models, legislation and policies, participatory methods / water user partnerships

Models:Integrated watershed model applications for watershed management

SuWaMa Science Committee invites you to submit an extended abstract of less than 3 pages or 1000 words, summarizing the proposed presentation and email:suwama2013.conference@igemportal.orgby 30 th July 2012. Submissions will be judged on relevance to conference themes, clarity of thought, data/documented results, creativity, fit in conference program and other criteria. Deadline for notification of acceptance is 30 th August 2012. Contributions from a broad spectrum of sustainable watershed management issues are welcome.

 Please note the following important dates:

 First Early Registration (200 EUR) deadline 06 APRIL, 2012

Abstract submission deadline 30 JULY, 2012

Acceptance of submissions 30 AUGUST, 2012

Second Early Registration (300 EUR) deadline 06 SEPTEMBER, 2012

Full paper submission deadline 30 DECEMBER, 2012

Final program & latest registration (400 EUR) 06 MARCH 2013

Courses 15-20 APRIL, 2013

Conference 22-25 APRIL, 2013

Ephesus or Blue Tour 26-28 APRIL, 2013


6th World Water Forum

6th World Water Forum

12-17 March 2012

Parc Chanot - Palais des Congrès et des Expositions de Marseille

Every three year since 1997, the World Water Forum mobilizes creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. 

The Forum must be perceived first of all as a tri-annual process initiated as soon as a host country and a host city have been selected by a series of preparatory processes which combine thematic, regional and political activities. These processes mobilise thousands of water stakeholders over the 5 continents and culminate in the Forum week. However this week is not an end: it represents simply an important milestone in a continuous process combining dialogue, action and monitoring of the results.

With a unifying and open-minded image, the World Water Forum strives to open its activities to the entire water stakeholders of the political arena and of the civil society. The World Water Council, the host city and the host country promote interactions and partnerships at all geographic scales and between all actors, with a special focus on developing countries.



Hydrology Conference 2010

The Changing Physical and Social Environment: Hydrologic Impacts and Feedbacks

11-13 October, 2010

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, California, USA

This major international conference, taking place in San Diego, USA, October 11 – 13, 2010, will target the developing interdisciplinary science themes in the interface between hydrology and other scientific disciplines, including climate change, biology, chemistry and social sciences. These subjects are of particular relevance as population increases and a changing climate bring new pressures on hydrological systems around the world.


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