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Programme Groups

HS – Hydrological Sciences

HS1 – General Hydrology
HS2 – Catchment hydrology
HS3 – Hydroinformatics
HS4 – Hydrological Forecasting
HS5 – Water Management, Operations and Control
HS6 – Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation
HS7 – Precipitation and Climate
HS8 – Subsurface Hydrology
HS8.1 – Subsurface Hydrology – General sessions
HS8.2 – Subsurface Hydrology – Groundwater
HS8.3 – Subsurface Hydrology – Unsaturated Zone
HS9 – Erosion, sedimentation and river processes
HS10 – Ecohydrology, Limnology, and Estuaries
HS11 – Short Courses
HS12 – Co-sponsored sessions from other divisions

John Dalton Medal Lecture by Kurth Roth
Convener: G. H. de Rooij 
Henry Darcy Medal Lecture by Tissa H. Illangasekare
Convener: G. H. de Rooij 
HS1 –  General Hydrology
Visionary session on the next Hydrological Decade
Convener: G. H. de Rooij  | Co-Convener: A. Montanari 
Innovative techniques and unintended use of measurement equipment
Convener: R. Hut  | Co-Conveners: T. Blume , W. Luxemburg 
Metrics, measures and objective functions in Hydrology
Convener: U. Ehret  | Co-Conveners: E. Zehe , H. Gupta , C. Perrin , S. Seibert , D. E. Reusser 
Chinese River Basins: Advances in Hydrological Science and Engineering
Convener: Y. He  | Co-Conveners: F. Pappenberger , D. Y. Manful , H. Cloke 
HS2 –  Catchment hydrology
Observational hydrology: Recent developments in distributed sensing techniques and experimental catchments
Convener: H. Bogena  | Co-Convener: M. Weiler 
Hydrology and remote sensing for monitoring, modelling and improve the management of urban and rural water systems
Convener: G. Di Baldassarre  | Co-Conveners: J. Neal , M. Maglionico , G. J.-P. Schumann , F. Pappenberger , P. Matgen 
Mountain Hydrology: Monitoring and modeling of snow (merged with Sub-arctic hydrology)
Convener: J. Parajka  | Co-Conveners: M. Lehning , C. Ménard , H. Dahlke 
Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Convener: A. Viglione  | Co-Conveners: L. M. Tallaksen , G. Laaha , A. Castellarin , J. Szolgay 
Monitoring Strategies: temporal trends in groundwater and surface water quality and quantity
Convener: H. P. Broers  | Co-Conveners: B. Kronvang , F. van Geer 
Observational hydrology: Recent development in isotope and other tracer methods
Convener: C. Stumpp  | Co-Convener: M. Weiler 
Large scale hydrology
Convener: D. Hannah  | Co-Conveners: H. Cloke , D. Rosbjerg , C.-Y. Xu 
Experimental design and measurement techniques in surface water/groundwater interaction studies
Convener: H. Hofmann  | Co-Convener: L. Stellato 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.1 
Hydrological change: Regional hydrological behaviour under transient climate and land use conditions
Convener: S. Hagemann  | Co-Conveners: H. Kunstmann , A. Bronstert 
Hydrology of temporary streams and basins
Convener: M. Kirkby  | Co-Conveners: M. Sivapalan , F. Gallart , R. Moussa 
Water quality at the catchment scale: Advances in measuring and modeling nutrient, sediment, and contaminant fluxes
Convener: B. Schmalz  | Co-Conveners: M. Rode , A. Wade , Y. van der Velde , S. Sauvage 
Water quality at the catchment scale: monitoring and modeling of micropollutants
Convener: P. Seuntjens  | Co-Conveners: C. Stamm , S. Reichenberger , T. Scheytt , T. Licha 
Catchment Similarity and Organisation
Convener: S. Archfield  | Co-Conveners: T. Wagener , A. Castellarin , B. McGlynn , E. Zehe , U. Ehret , U. Scherer 
Improving hypothesis testing in hydrology
Convener: F. Fenicia  | Co-Conveners: D. Kavetski , M. Clark 
Stable isotopes in geosciences - open session, including blocks of special attention (co-organized)
Convener: P. De Groot  | Co-Conveners: A.-V. Bojar , E. Kerstel , J. Smit , D. R. Gröcke , P. Negrel , E. Petelet-Giraud 
HS3 –  Hydroinformatics
Hydroinformatics: computational intelligence and systems analysis
Convener: R. J. Abrahart  | Co-Conveners: E. Toth , D. Solomatine , See 
Geostatistics for space-time analysis of hydrological events
Convener: G. A. Corzo P  | Co-Convener: M. Kanevski 
Poster Session on Open Source Computing in Hydrology
Convener: P. Paron  | Co-Conveners: A. Castellarin , A. van Griensven , J. Seibert 
HS4 –  Hydrological Forecasting
Flash floods: processes, forecasting and risk management (co-organized)
Convener: M. Borga  | Co-Conveners: G. T. Aronica , G. Blöschl , J. Szolgay , J. Gourley 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.11 
Hydrological forecasting: challenges in uncertainty estimation, data assimilation, post-processing, real-time control and decision-making
Convener: R. Moore  | Co-Conveners: A. Weerts , N. Voisin , H.-J. Hendricks Franssen , D. Schwanenberg 
Ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting for improved risk management: across scales and applications (co-organized)
Convener: M.-H. Ramos  | Co-Conveners: F. Pappenberger , Brown , S. J. van Andel , Y. He , G. Mascaro 
Drought and water scarcity: hydrological monitoring, modeling and forecasting
Convener: E. Toth  | Co-Conveners: G. T. Aronica , J. Vogt , A. Loukas 
Why predict? The value of prediction in hydrological sciences and policy
Convener: J. Verkade  | Co-Conveners: A. Iglesias , H. Winsemius 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.4 
HS5 –  Water Management, Operations and Control
Assessment and management of water resources: Adapting to drought and water scarcity in tropical, dryland, and Mediterranean countries
Convener: J. Friesen  | Co-Conveners: W. Buytaert , M. Werner , A. Iglesias 
Advances in Modeling of Coupled Hydrologic-Socioeconomic Systems
Convener: G. Characklis  | Co-Conveners: S. Pande , J. Harou , M. Pulido-Velazquez , A. Tilmant 
Models and computational methods for management and optimization of controlled water resources systems
Conveners: R. van Nooijen , N. Schuetze  | Co-Conveners: A. Castelletti , Young , F. Pianosi , P. Bayer , T. Wöhling 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.12 
Climate Change and Impact on Drinking Water Supply
Convener: B. Cencur Curk  | Co-Conveners: A. Busuioc , H.-P. Nachtnebel 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.3 
Catchment science, management and stakeholder participation
Convener: M. Wilkinson  | Co-Conveners: P. Quinn , G. Carr , A. Castelletti , T. Krueger 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.2 
Hydrological, ecological, geomorphic and economic implications of Mountain Resort Development
Convener: C. de Jong 
HS6 –  Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation
The Third Pole Environment - Observation and modelling of hydrometeorological processes in high elevation areas
Convener: Y. Ma  | Co-Conveners: B. Su , F. Zhang 
Remote sensing of soil moisture
Convener: W. Wagner  | Co-Conveners: N. Verhoest , A. Loew (deceased) , P. de Rosnay , S. Mecklenburg , Drusch , Y. Kerr 
Assimilation of remote sensing data for distributed land surface modeling
Convener: V. Pauwels  | Co-Conveners: E. Wood (deceased) , W. Crow 
High to coarse resolution remote sensing for operational hydrological applications
Convener: N. Verhoest  | Co-Conveners: A. Bartsch , R. Ludwig , G. Mascaro 
Climate Data Bias-Correction and Homogenization and Climate Trends and Variability Assessment (co-organized)
Convener: X. Wang  | Co-Conveners: E. Aguilar , W. Dorigo , P. Stepanek , M. Schroeder , R. de Jeu , D. Fernández Prieto , R. Roebeling 
HS7 –  Precipitation and Climate
Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology
Convener: R. Uijlenhoet  | Co-Conveners: A. Langousis , C. Onof , A. Berne , P. Burlando , T. Bellerby , G. Grossi , A. A. Carsteanu 
Precipitation uncertainty and variability: observations, ensemble simulation and downscaling (co-organized)
Convener: R. Deidda  | Co-Conveners: T. Bellerby , G. Grossi , A. Langousis , X. Wang , S. Vogl , P. Laux 
Climate, water and health (co-organized)
Convener: A. Langousis  | Co-Conveners: A. Jutla , A. Kolovos , A. A. Carsteanu 
Climate, Hydrology and Water Infrastructure (co-organized)
Convener: D. Koutsoyiannis  | Co-Conveners: M. Mudelsee , J. de Lima , X. Wang 
Hydroclimatic stochastics (co-organized)
Convener: S. Grimaldi  | Co-Conveners: D. Koutsoyiannis , A. A. Carsteanu , X. Wang 
HS8 –  Subsurface Hydrology
HS8.1 –  Subsurface Hydrology – General sessions
Subsurface flow, solute transport, and energy processes: Concepts, modelling, and observations
Convener: S. Birk  | Co-Conveners: M. Vanclooster , P. Bayer 
Hydrogeophysics: From non-invasive site characterization to improved process understanding
Convener: J. A. Huisman  | Co-Conveners: P. Dietrich , G. Cassiani 
Parameter Estimation, Inverse Modelling and Data Assimilation in Subsurface Hydrology
Convener: O. Ippisch  | Co-Conveners: H.-J. Hendricks Franssen , J. Vrugt , T. Wöhling 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.14 
Groundwater Recharge: Water and solute transport through the unsaturated zone to the groundwater
Convener: U. Mohrlok  | Co-Conveners: M. Kirkby , T. P. A. Ferre , M. Bakker , S. Barontini 
Fate and transport of biocolloids and nanoparticles in soil and groundwater systems
Convener: C. Chrysikopoulos  | Co-Conveners: T. Baumann , S. M. Hassanizadeh , M. Flury 
Characterizing contaminant fate in the subsurface using physical, chemical, microbial and isotopic tools
Convener: M. Elsner  | Co-Conveners: C. Stumpp , J. Jabro 
HS8.2 –  Subsurface Hydrology – Groundwater
Stochastic groundwater hydrology
Convener: M. Riva  | Co-Conveners: A. Guadagnini , D. Fernandez-Garcia , X. Sanchez-Vila 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.6 
Groundwater Dating: Applications and current problems (co-organized)
Convener: M. Kralik  | Co-Conveners: J. Sültenfuß , R. Purtschert 
Fissured and karstified aquifers
Convener: T. Geyer  | Co-Conveners: E. Zechner , S. Birk , F. Gabrovsek 
Sedimentary basins as active fluid circulation systems
Convener: D. Hindle  | Co-Conveners: S. Attinger , A. Niemi , E. Luijendijk 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.15 
Freshwater-saltwater interactions and density-driven flow
Convener: G. Houben  | Co-Convener: H. Holländer 
Coupled Physical and Chemical Transformations Affecting the Performance of GeoSystems (co-organized)
Convener: H. Holländer  | Co-Conveners: J. M. Soler , G. Kosakowski 
Groundwater resources in a changing environment
Convener: O. Batelaan  | Co-Conveners: M. Sauter , J. Guttman 
HS8.3 –  Subsurface Hydrology – Unsaturated Zone
Monitoring and modelling transfer processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum across scales
Convener: N. Romano  | Co-Conveners: R. Angulo-Jaramillo , M. Javaux , M. van der Ploeg 
Trace gases emissions from soils: Sources, mechanisms and process rates
Convener: L. Weihermueller  | Co-Convener: Y. Kuzyakov 
The role of interfaces in flow and transport in porous media
Convener: P. Lehmann  | Co-Conveners: I. Neuweiler , H.-J. Vogel 
HS9 –  Erosion, sedimentation and river processes
Morphodynamics of Rivers and Estuaries: Sediment Budgets, Monitoring Techniques and Process Dynamics (co-organized)
Convener: A. Winterscheid  | Co-Convener: G. Erkens 
Effects of forest cover loss and land use change on erosion, sediment dynamics and ecosystem health (co-organized)
Co-Convener: P. Owens 
Sediment transfers and travel times in catchment systems
Convener: M. van der Perk  | Co-Conveners: U. Scherer , E. Petticrew , S. Keesstra , W. Blake 
HS10 –  Ecohydrology, Limnology, and Estuaries
Lakes and inland seas
Convener: P. Zavialov  | Co-Conveners: J. Friedrich , E. Roget 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.16 
Estuarine processes (co-organized)
Convener: M. Toffolon  | Co-Conveners: H. H. G. Savenije , S. Mudd 
Land-water interaction at the river basin scale: ecohydrology approaches to understanding the impact of upstream processes on downstream estuarine and coastal ecosystems
Co-Convener: Coles 
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.17 
Geological and hydro-biogeochemical feedbacks shaping habitats and biodiversity in terrestrial systems (co-organized)
Convener: D. Or  | Co-Conveners: G. Berberich , A. Hildebrandt , P. D. U. A. Glasmacher 
The role of rainfall and soil water in shaping land-vegetation-atmosphere interactions
Convener: K. Smettem  | Co-Conveners: F. Francés , S. Manfreda , N. Montaldo , M. Sivapalan , V. Iacobellis , Egger , D. Or , J. Vanderborght , M. Coenders-Gerrits , O. G. Terranova , E. Morin , J. Friesen , P. Llorens , A. Hildebrandt , D. Dunkerley 
Interactions between surface water, groundwater, and the hyporheic zone
Convener: S. Krause  | Co-Conveners: J. Fleckenstein , F. Boano , M. Cuthbert , J. Lewandowski 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD16.9 
Environmental and anthropogenic change affecting catchments and groundwater-dependent ecosystems (co-organized)
Convener: S. Schymanski  | Co-Conveners: S. Fatichi , B. Klöve , S. Manfreda , M. Sivapalan , C. Stumpp 
HS11 –  Short Courses
Short Course: Hydrological Analysis in R (co-organized)
Conveners: D. E. Reusser , W. Buytaert 
HS12 –  Co-sponsored sessions from other divisions
Glacial retreat: implications for microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
Convener: T. J. Battin  | Co-Convener: B. Sattler 
Modelling and upscaling of CO2 storage sites
Convener: T. Kempka  | Co-Conveners: H. Class , M. Dentz , A. Niemi , J. Carrera 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD6.7 
Geophysical imaging of CO2 geological storage sites
Convener: S. Lüth  | Co-Conveners: S. Buske , C. Juhlin 
Preparatory activities for the scientific utilisation of the GMES Sentinel satellites constellations including Cal/Val activities of their optical instruments.
Convener: M. Berger  | Co-Conveners: J. Aschbacher , H. Mortimer 
Geomorphological maps - indispensable tool in geomorphology
Convener: W. Schwanghart  | Co-Conveners: J.-C. Otto , T. Heckmann 
Connectivity in water and sediment dynamics: how do we move forwards? (co-organized)
Convener: A. Parsons  | Co-Conveners: S. Keesstra , R. Pöppl , D. Dunkerley 
Quantifying fluvial channel processes - New and innovative multidisciplinary approaches
Convener: K. Norton 
Morphodynamics of steep mountain channels (co-organized)
Convener: F. Brardinoni  | Co-Conveners: J. Turowski , D. Rickenmann , A. Recking 
Braided rivers: insights from new monitoring and modelling techniques
Convener: N. Surian  | Co-Convener: A. Recking 
Dynamic riverine landscapes: the role of ecosystem engineers (co-organized)
Sedimentary source-to-sink fluxes and sediment budgets
Convener: A. A. Beylich  | Co-Conveners: F. Brardinoni , K. Laute 
Coastal zone geomorphologic interactions: natural versus human-induced driving factors
Convener: M. Stancheva  | Co-Conveners: A. Baas , G. Anfuso , H. Tõnisson 
Flood risk and uncertainty (co-organized)
Convener: G. T. Aronica  | Co-Conveners: H. Apel , G. J.-P. Schumann 
ICT-based hydrometeorology science and natural disaster societal impact assessment (co-organized)
Convener: A. Parodi  | Co-Conveners: N. Rebora , G. Craig , D. Kranzlmueller , M. Schiffers 
Heavy-metal contamination of the environment
Convener: J. A. Holden  | Co-Conveners: B. D. Malamud , S. Czarnecki 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.28 
Urban soils and the urbanization impacts
Convener: S. Pariente  | Co-Conveners: T. Nehls , A. Ferreira , T. Steenhuis 
Assessment and modeling of concentrated flow erosion
Convener: R. Giménez  | Co-Conveners: Gordon , E. Taguas , J. Casalí , M. James 
Models and scaling: Assessing impact of climate change and land management on erosion and sediment dynamics
Convener: S. Keesstra  | Co-Conveners: E. Nadal Romero , M. Kirkby , M. Seeger , J. A. Gómez , A. M. Tarquis , N. J. Kuhn , J. P. Nunes , J. C. Gonzalez-Hidalgo , S. Beguería , P. Lionello , E. Taguas 
Cutting across the soil-water field: A way to make new flowers blooming or the risk of sitting on the fence?
Convener: N. Romano  | Co-Conveners: M. Vanclooster , K. G. J. Nierop , S. Doerr , S. Dekker 
Combat desertification and soil degradation in arid and humid environments and assess impacts on ecosystem services – approaches and solutions.
Convener: E. van den Elsen  | Co-Conveners: J. de Vente , A. Ferreira , R. Hessel 
Where does all the Pyrogenic Organic Matter go? Its Fate in Soils, Water and Sediments
Convener: C. Santin  | Co-Convener: S. Doerr 
Oral Programme
Poster Programme
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD4.13 
Ecology and Erosion
Convener: A. Cerdà  | Co-Conveners: M. Kirkby , S. Manfreda , J. Mataix-Solera , V. Arcenegui , P. Dlapa 
Soil and irrigation sustainability practices
Convener: L. Rodriguez-Sinobas  | Co-Conveners: G. Provenzano , A. M. Tarquis , R. Moratiel 
Modeling the experiment, experimenting the models - combining rain and wind to soil erosion
Convener: M. Seeger  | Co-Conveners: T. Iserloh , Basaran , A. Cerdà , W. Fister , D. Gabriels , N. J. Kuhn , J. de Lima , J. B. Ries 
Flow Properties of Transforming Porous Media (co-organized)
Convener: R. Toussaint  | Co-Convener: D. Koehn 
Fractures, faults and fluid flow: from observations to mechanisms (co-organized)
Convener: N. De Paola  | Co-Conveners: D. Koehn , F. Renard , F. Balsamo , M. Arndt 
Temperature observations in the subsurface: contributions to climate sciences, soil sciences, permafrost, glaciology, hydrology, and heat flow studies
Convener: V. Rath  | Co-Conveners: J. Noetzli , F. González-Rouco , J. Safanda 
Subgrid models and parameterization
Convener: I. de Lima  | Co-Convener: F. Porté-Agel