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HS – Hydrological Sciences


Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Yoshihide Wada (co-organized)
Conveners: Jonathan Bamber , Hans Thybo 


Henry Darcy Medal Lecture by Alberto Montanari (co-organized)
Convener: Elena Toth 


John Dalton Medal Lecture by Gabriel G. Katul (co-organized)
Convener: Elena Toth 


Division meeting for Hydrological Sciences (HS) (co-organized)
Convener: Elena Toth 
HS1 –  General Hydrology


The MacGyver session (poster-only session)
Convener: Rolf Hut  | Co-Conveners: Theresa Blume , John Selker , Flavia Tauro , Jan Bumberger , Steven Weijs 


Hydrology, society and environmental changePICO session
Convener: Giuliano Di Baldassarre  | Co-Conveners: Heidi Kreibich , Tobias Krueger , Anne Van Loon , Enrica Caporali , Elena Toth 


Hydrologic Dynamics, Analytics and Predictability: Physical and Data-based Approaches for Improving Hydrologic Understanding and Prediction
Convener: Rui A. P. Perdigão  | Co-Conveners: Julia Hall , Maria Kireeva , Shaun Harrigan 


Advances in Diagnostics, Sensitivity, and Uncertainty Analysis of Earth and Environmental Systems Models
Convener: Amin Haghnegahdar  | Co-Conveners: Wolfgang Nowak , Hoshin Gupta , Saman Razavi , Cristina Prieto , William Becker , Thomas Wöhling 


Recent advancement in estimating global, continental and regional scale water balance componentsPICO session
Convener: Hannes Müller Schmied  | Co-Conveners: Stephanie Eisner , Yoshihide Wada , Rohini Kumar , Ted Veldkamp , Min-Hui Lo 


History of Hydrology
Convener: Okke Batelaan  | Co-Conveners: Keith Beven , Laurent Pfister , Roberto Ranzi 


Large-sample hydrology: characterising and understanding hydrological diversity
Convener: Nans Addor  | Co-Conveners: Gemma Coxon , Keirnan Fowler , Pablo Mendoza 


Hydro(mythology) - what do we know & what do we just believePICO session
Convener: Ina Pohle  | Co-Conveners: Jonathan Dick , Stephanie Eisner , Kristian Förster , Jan Seibert 


Innovation in Geoscience, Hydrology and Engineering Education (co-organized)
Convener: Ana Maria Tarquis  | Co-Conveners: Leonor Rodriguez-Sinobas , Nejc Bezak , Encarnación Taguas , Lieke Melsen , V. Merwade , Guillaume Thirel , Mojca Sraj 


Future of (hydrological) publishingPICO session
Convener: Tim van Emmerik  | Co-Conveners: Stefanie Lutz , Andrea L. Popp , Sina Khatami 


Towards Global Integrated Hydrology Simulations: Perspectives and Advances in Terrestrial Modeling (including Arne Richter Award Lecture)
Convener: Reed Maxwell  | Co-Conveners: Laura Condon , Inge de Graaf , Hector Basile , Niko Wanders 


Physical and biogeochemical impacts of urbanization on hydrological systemsPICO session
Convener: Margaret Shanafield  | Co-Conveners: Okke Batelaan , Reinhard Hinkelmann , Jörg Lewandowski 


Tackling past hydrological cycles - from local and regional to global scales (co-organized)
Convener: Elisabeth Dietze  | Co-Conveners: Michał Słowiński , Martin Theuerkauf , Mariusz Lamentowicz , Kira Rehfeld , James Stagge , Francis Ludlow 
HS2.1 –  General Catchment Hydrology


Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Convener: Anne Van Loon  | Co-Conveners: Jan Szolgay , Lena M. Tallaksen , Gregor Laaha 


Large scale hydrology
Convener: Shannon Sterling  | Co-Conveners: David Hannah , Chong-Yu Xu , Ruud van der Ent , Inge de Graaf 


Catchment Organisation, Similarity, and Evolution
Convener: Martijn Westhoff  | Co-Conveners: Daniele Ganora , Wouter Berghuijs , Ida Westerberg 


Evapotranspiration: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology
Convener: Mathew Herrnegger  | Co-Conveners: Claire Brenner , Natalie Ceperley , Milan Fischer , Laura Morillas 


Process understanding in models - Improving hydrologic realism and reducing model weaknesses
Convener: Björn Guse  | Co-Conveners: Charles Luce , Martyn Clark , Shervan Gharari 


What is a «good» hydrological model for impact study?
Convener: Alexander Gelfan  | Co-Conveners: Vazken Andréassian , Valentina Krysanova , Yury Motovilov 
HS2.2 –  Catchment hydrology in selected climates and world regions


Snow hydrology: Monitoring and modeling of snow (co-organized)
Convener: Guillaume Thirel  | Co-Conveners: Juraj Parajka , Ladislav Holko , Francesco Avanzi , Doris Duethmann 


Water flow paths, supply and quality in a changing cryosphere (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Giulia Zuecco  | Co-Conveners: Michael Engel , Stephan Gruber , Anna Liljedahl , Andrew Frampton 


Lowlands: A hydrologic challenge in the global environmental change eraPICO session
Convener: Paolo Tarolli  | Co-Conveners: Ryan Teuling , Claudia Brauer , Zhifeng Wu 


Changes in the Mediterranean hydrology: observation and modeling
Convener: Mehrez Zribi  | Co-Conveners: Said Khabba , Zohra Lili-Chabaane , María José Polo , Yves Tramblay 


Measuring and modelling of snow in ski resorts (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Nora Helbig  | Co-Conveners: Samuel Morin , Richard L.H. Essery , Marc Pons , Michael Schirmer , Ulrich Strasser , Vincent Vionnet 
HS2.3 –  From observations to concepts to predictions (in Catchment hydrology)


Innovative sensing techniques and data analysis approaches to increase hydrological process understanding
Convener: Heye Bogena  | Co-Conveners: Theresa Blume , Miriam Coenders-Gerrits , Serena Ceola 


Frontiers in river flow monitoring: hydrologic extremes, complex flows, unstable sites, uncertaintiesPICO session
Convener: Alexandre Hauet  | Co-Conveners: Nick Everard , Jérôme Le Coz 


Isotope and tracer methods: flow paths characterization, catchment response and transformation processes
Convener: Christine Stumpp  | Co-Convener: Markus Weiler 


Controls on water storage, mixing and release dynamics across multiple spatial and temporal scales : open challenges, new experimental approaches and modelling avenues
Convener: Laurent Pfister  | Co-Conveners: Theresa Blume , Peter Chifflard , Tonie van Dam , Ingo Heidbüchel 


Water quality at the catchment scale: measuring and modelling of nutrients, sediment and eutrophication impacts
Convener: Britta Schmalz  | Co-Conveners: Andrew Wade , Ype van der Velde , Nicola Fohrer 


Micropollutants and pathogens in the soil-groundwater-river continuum: modeling and monitoring
Convener: Christian Stamm  | Co-Conveners: Piet Seuntjens , Matthias Gassmann , Sylvain Payraudeau , Stefan Reichenberger 


Subsurface runoff in catchment hydrology: Approaches for experimental investigation, modelling and validation
Convener: Peter Chifflard  | Co-Conveners: Gerhard Markart , Gertraud Meißl , Natalie Orlowski 


Measuring and modelling surface water – groundwater interactions
Convener: Luisa Stellato  | Co-Conveners: Ian Cartwright , Harald Hofmann 


Landslide hydrology: from hydrology to pore water pressure and slope deformation (co-organized)
Convener: Thom Bogaard  | Co-Conveners: Roberto Greco , Paolo Frattini , Dominika Krzeminska , Jean-Philippe Malet 
HS2.4 –  Hydrological change: detection and prediction (in Catchment hydrology)


Hydrological change: Regional hydrological behaviour under transient climate and land use conditions
Convener: Stefan Hagemann  | Co-Conveners: Axel Bronstert , Harald Kunstmann , Rajib Maity 


Challenges understanding the links between hydrological variability and large-scale climate variations in a changing climate and environment (co-organized)
Convener: Bastien Dieppois  | Co-Conveners: David Hannah , Nicolas Massei , Jean-Philippe Vidal 


River flood dynamics and risk: processes, controls, consequences (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Sergiy Vorogushyn  | Co-Conveners: William Farmer , Heidi Kreibich , Luis Mediero , Alberto Viglione 
HS3 –  Hydroinformatics


Hydroinformatics: computational intelligence, systems analysis, optimisation, data science
Convener: Dimitri Solomatine  | Co-Conveners: Amin Elshorbagy , Nilay Dogulu , Ghada El Serafy , Dawei Han 


Spatio-temporal and/or geostatistical analysis of hydrological events, extremes, and related hazards
Convener: Gerald A Corzo P  | Co-Conveners: Dionissios Hristopulos , Andràs Bàrdossy , Mikhail Kanevski , Emmanouil Varouchakis , Gerard Heuvelink , Gonzalo Espinoza 


Innovative sensing techniques for water monitoring, modelling, and management: Satellite, gauges, and citizens
Convener: Amin Elshorbagy  | Co-Conveners: Linda See , Serena Ceola , Maurizio Mazzoleni , Thaine Herman Assumpção 


Challenges and advances in using High-Performance Computing for Terrestrial Systems Modelling (co-organized)
Convener: Bibi Naz  | Co-Conveners: Klaus Goergen , Jessica Keune , Wolfgang Kurtz , Wendy Sharples , Mauro Sulis 


R and the benefit of low-cost solutions - democratic participation to face challenges in Earth science (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Michael Dietze  | Co-Conveners: Anette Eltner , Sebastian Kreutzer , Jan Henrik Blöthe , Oliver Korup , Carlos Castillo , Edzer Pebesma 


High resolution weather and climate models on large supercomputers (co-organized)
Convener: Peter Düben  | Co-Conveners: Valentine Anantharaj , Rein Haarsma , Rieke Heinze , Xavier Lapillonne , Malcolm Roberts , Pier-Luigi Vidale 


Big data and machine learning in geosciences (co-organized)
Convener: Mikhail Kanevski  | Co-Conveners: Peter Baumann , Philip Brown , Reik Donner , Sandro Fiore , Kwo-Sen Kuo , Rosa Lasaponara , Morris Riedel , Karsten Steinhaeuser , Nicolas Younan 
HS4 –  Hydrological Forecasting


Flash floods and associated hydro-geomorphic processes: observation, modelling and warning (co-organized)
Convener: Isabelle Braud  | Co-Conveners: Marcel Hürlimann , Marco Borga , Jonathan Gourley , Massimiliano Zappa , Jose Agustin Brena Naranjo 


Ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting and predictive uncertainty estimation (co-organized)
Convener: Fredrik Wetterhall  | Co-Conveners: Tomasz Niedzielski , Maria-Helena Ramos , Jan Verkade , Kolbjorn Engeland , Rebecca Emerton , Oldrich Rakovec , Joshua K. Roundy , Albrecht Weerts 


Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve hydro-meteorological risk management
Convener: Brunella Bonaccorso  | Co-Conveners: Athanasios Loukas , Christel Prudhomme , Micha Werner , Carmelo Cammalleri 


Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards: challenges and innovation (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Michael Cranston  | Co-Conveners: Ilias Pechlivanidis , Femke Davids , Gabriela Guimarães Nobre , Konstantinos Bischiniotis , Liz Stephens 


From sub-seasonal forecasting to climate projections: predicting hydrologic extremes and servicing water managers (co-organized)
Convener: Louise Crochemore  | Co-Conveners: Henning Rust , Bart van den Hurk , Christopher White , Johannes Hunink , Tim aus der Beek , Louise Arnal 


Advances in statistical post-processing for deterministic and ensemble forecasts (co-organized)
Convener: Stéphane Vannitsem  | Co-Conveners: Jakob W. Messner , Daniel S. Wilks 
HS5 –  Water policy, management and control


Hydrology & Society: Transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology and water resources managementPICO session
Convener: Leon Hermans  | Co-Conveners: Britta Höllermann , Thomas Thaler , Gemma Carr , Eric Lindquist 


Water resources - assessment, management, and allocation - in (semi-)arid regions
Convener: Jan Friesen  | Co-Conveners: Ralf Ludwig , Leonor Rodriguez-Sinobas , Laura Foglia 


Advances in socio-hydrology
Convener: Marcus Nüsser  | Co-Conveners: Murugesu Sivapalan , Britta Höllermann , Giuliano Di Baldassarre , Alberto Viglione , Saket Pande 


Nature Based Solutions for hydrological extremes and water resource management
Convener: Mark Wilkinson  | Co-Conveners: Paul Quinn , Christian Reinhardt-Imjela , Mary Bourke 


Assessment and interpretation of state and trends in water quality
Convener: Martina Floerke  | Co-Conveners: Chantal Gascuel-Odoux , Philip Jordan , Per-Erik Mellander , Michelle van Vliet , Rémi Dupas , Ilona Bärlund , Nynke Hofstra 


Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World
Convener: Timothy Foster  | Co-Conveners: Jan Kwakkel , Andrea Castelletti , Manuel Pulido-Velazquez , Greg Characklis , Patrick Reed , Julien Harou , Amaury Tilmant , Kaveh Madani 


Advances in modeling and control of environmental systems: from drainage and irrigation to hybrid energy generation. (co-organized)
Convener: Alla Kolechkina  | Co-Conveners: Matteo Giuliani , Andreas Efstratiadis , Eric Duviella , Stefano Galelli , Daniela Anghileri 


Hydropower and other renewable energy sources: Integration and Planning amid the Water-Energy Nexus
Conveners: Baptiste François , Benoit Hingray  | Co-Conveners: E. Sauquet , Casey Brown , Ludovic Gaudard 


Advances in Water Footprint Assessment and applications
Convener: Ashok Chapagain  | Co-Conveners: Stefania Tamea , Marta Antonelli , Joep Schyns , Henry Jordaan , La Zhuo 


Urban Water Systems Analysis, Modelling, and ManagementPICO session
Convener: Andrea Cominola  | Co-Conveners: Riccardo Taormina , Alvar Escriva-Bou 


Controls of Arsenic in Drinking water- Source water quality , compliance and implementation of drinking water safety plan
Convener: Prosun Bhattacharya  | Co-Conveners: Arslan Ahmad , Manish Kumar , Jochen Bundschuh , Meththika Vithanage 


Water Infrastructure Risks and Cascade Reservoir Operations
Convener: Xiaohui Lei  | Co-Conveners: Jun Xia , Mingna Wang , Xun Sun , Dawei Han , Bruno Merz 


Challenges and opportunities for sustainable soil conservation measures, torrent control works and sediment cascade management: from structure to basin scale (co-organized)
Convener: Guillaume Piton  | Co-Conveners: Helmut Habersack , Yang Yu , Demetrio Antonio Zema , Paul Carling , Andrea Castelletti , G Mathias KONDOLF 
HS6 –  Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation


Assimilation of hydrological and phenological remote sensing and in situ data
Convener: Chiara Corbari  | Co-Conveners: Eric Wood , Carsten Montzka , Yijian Zeng , Rafael Pimentel , Joris Timmermans , Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen , Insa Neuweiler , Gabriëlle De Lannoy , Clemens Simmer 


Water Level, Storage, Floods and Discharge from Remote Sensing and Assimilation in Hydrodynamic Models
Conveners: Jérôme Benveniste , Angelica Tarpanelli  | Co-Conveners: Alessio Domeneghetti , Ben Jarihani , Guy J.-P. Schumann , Konstantinos Andreadis 


Remote sensing of soil moisture
Convener: Niko Verhoest  | Co-Conveners: Yann Kerr , Patricia de Rosnay , Wolfgang Wagner 


Remote sensing of interactions between vegetation and hydrology (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Tim van Emmerik  | Co-Conveners: Diego G. Miralles , Julia K. Green , Mariette Vreugdenhil 


The Third Pole Environment - hydrometeorological processes and ancient human activity
Convener: Yaoming Ma  | Co-Conveners: Bob Su , Franco Salerno , Fan Zhang , Fahu Chen , Tandong Yao 


High Resolution Topography in the Geosciences: Methods and Applications (co-sponsored by JpGU) (co-organized)
Convener: Anette Eltner  | Co-Conveners: Mike James , Mark Smith , Andreas Kaiser 


Thermal LWIR and MWIR, broadband - multi/hyperspectral, proximal and remote sensing: algorithms for environmental studies, retrieval of geophysical variables and monitoring infrastructures (co-organized)
Convener: Stefano Pignatti  | Co-Conveners: Eyal Ben Dor , M. Schlerf , Angelo Palombo 
HS7 –  Precipitation and Climate


Precipitation measurement: techniques, processes and hydrological applications at the catchment scale (co-organized)
Convener: Alexis Berne  | Co-Conveners: Eric Wood , Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Remko Uijlenhoet , Chris Onof , Tim Bellerby , Taha Ouarda , Paolo Burlando , Hidde Leijnse , Andreas Langousis 


Precipitation Modelling: uncertainty, variability, assimilation, ensemble simulation and downscaling (co-organized)
Convener: Andreas Langousis  | Co-Conveners: Simone Fatichi , Roberto Deidda , Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Jérôme Benveniste , Giovanna Grossi , Andràs Bàrdossy 


Water, climate, food and health (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Hwa-Lung Yu  | Co-Conveners: Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Andreas Langousis , George Christakos , Alexander Kolovos , José M. Angulo 


Naturally trendy: natural (and non-natural) trends (and non-trends) in climate and hydrology
Convener: Serena Ceola  | Co-Conveners: Demetris Koutsoyiannis , Alberto Montanari , C. Cudennec , Harry Lins 


Hydroclimatic extremes under change: advancing the science and implementation in hazard prevention and control
Convener: Simon Michael Papalexiou  | Co-Conveners: Chris Onof , Efi Foufoula-Georgiou , Amir AghaKouchak , John K. Hillier , Caspar Honegger 


Hydrometeorologic variability: spatio-temporal scales and probability of extremes (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Alberto Viglione  | Co-Conveners: Marco Borga , Andreas Langousis , Salvatore Grimaldi , Auguste Gires , Rui A. P. Perdigão , Xiaolan L. Wang , Jose-Luis Salinas , Remko Uijlenhoet , Alexis Berne , Hidde Leijnse , Katharina Lengfeld 


The atmospheric water cycle: feedbacks, management, land-use and climate change (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Ruud van der Ent  | Co-Conveners: Lan Wang-Erlandsson , Patrick Keys , Gonzalo Miguez Macho , Luis Gimeno , Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis , Brian Durham 
HS8.1 –  Subsurface Hydrology – General sessions


General session, from pore to field scale: classical and stochastic approaches.
Convener: Monica Riva  | Co-Conveners: Martine van der Ploeg , Daniel Fernandez-Garcia , Xavier Sanchez-Vila , Alberto Guadagnini 


Hydrogeophysics for the critical zonePICO session
Convener: Sarah Garré  | Co-Conveners: Johan Alexander Huisman , Remi Clement , Ulrike Werban 


Subsurface flow and solute transport: Concepts, modelling, observations and applications of dispersion, mixing and reactive transport in heterogeneous media.
Convener: Alraune Zech  | Co-Conveners: Marco Dentz , Sabine Attinger , Aldo Fiori , Felipe de Barros , Antonio Zarlenga 


Fate and transport of biocolloids and nanoparticles in soil and groundwater systems
Convener: Constantinos Chrysikopoulos  | Co-Conveners: Thomas Baumann , Markus Flury 


Fluid dynamics, solute transport and biogeochemical reactions in porous media – new advances towards mechanistic understanding
Convener: Yves Meheust  | Co-Conveners: Juan J. Hidalgo , Dani Or , Massimo Rolle , Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez , Christian Griebler , Gabriele Chiogna 


Reactive transport, mineral dissolution and precipitation in fractured and porous rock: experiments, models and field observations (co-organized)
Convener: Piotr Szymczak  | Co-Conveners: Linda Luquot , Sylvain Courrech du Pont 
HS8.2 –  Subsurface Hydrology – Groundwater


Groundwater resources in a changing environment
Convener: Okke Batelaan  | Co-Conveners: Martin Sauter , Joseph Guttman , Roland Barthel , Fabien Magri 


Fissured and karstified aquifers
Convener: Georg Kaufmann  | Co-Conveners: Eric Zechner , Steffen Birk , Franci Gabrovsek , Costantino Masciopinto 


Thermal and mechanical processes and energy storage in porous and fractured aquifers (co-organized)
Convener: Martin Bloemendal  | Co-Conveners: Philipp Blum , Olivier Bour , Peter Bayer 


Groundwater flow understanding in water management: Environmental problems and potential interactions with subsurface water ecosystems
Convener: Jim LaMoreaux  | Co-Conveners: Daniela Ducci , Manuela Lasagna , Xiao-Wei Jiang , Rene Lefebvre , Luc Aquilina , Judit Mádl-Szőnyi , Christine Rivard , Chrystel Dezayes , Alexis Dufresne 


Estimation and application of groundwater ages and mean residence times
Convener: Andreas Hartmann  | Co-Conveners: S. Jasechko , Daren Gooddy , Julien Farlin , M. Kralik 


Submarine groundwater discharge as a driver of biogeochemistry at the land-sea interface
Convener: Henrietta Dulai  | Co-Convener: Isaac Santos 
HS8.3 –  Subsurface Hydrology – Vadose zone hydrology


Vadose zone hydrology: General Session
Convener: Martine van der Ploeg  | Co-Conveners: Majdi Abou Najm , Cathelijne Stoof , Stefano Barontini , Fatma Wassar , Amro Negm , Jay Jabro , Tammo Steenhuis 


Hydrology of (semi-)arid regionsPICO session
Convener: Gerrit H. de Rooij  | Co-Conveners: Stefano Barontini , Ines Gasmi 


Soil-Root Interactions (co-organized)
Convener: Valentin Couvreur  | Co-Conveners: Mathieu Javaux , Nicolai Koebernick , Adi Perelman , M. Zarebanadkouki 


Investigation of soil-plant-atmosphere interactions with lysimeters and ecotrons
Convener: Thomas Puetz  | Co-Conveners: Wolfgang Durner , Horst H. Gerke , Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen , Ryan Teuling 


Interactions and feedbacks between soil structure and biogeochemical processes in micro-aggregates and beyond (co-organized)
Convener: Steffen Schlüter  | Co-Conveners: Andrea Carminati , Kai Uwe Totsche , Claire Chenu , Paul Hallett , Rota Wagai 


Preferential flow and mass transfers in soils and porous fractured media (co-organized)
Convener: Laurent Lassabatere  | Co-Conveners: Majdi Abou Najm , Rafael Angulo-Jaramillo , Jannes Kordilla , Pierre-Emmanuel Peyneau 


Soil water Infiltration. Measurements, assessment and modeling (co-organized)
Convener: Rafael Angulo-Jaramillo  | Co-Conveners: Vincenzo Bagarello , Massimo Iovino , Jay Jabro , Laurent Lassabatere 


Challenges in soil physics research (co-organized)
Convener: Gonzalo Martinez  | Co-Conveners: Luca Brocca , Antonio Coppola , Jaromir Dusek , Horst H. Gerke , Jay Jabro , Yakov Pachepsky , Karl Vanderlinden , Harry Vereecken 
HS9 –  Erosion, sedimentation and river processes


Measurements, monitoring and numerical modelling of sedimentary and hydro-morphological processes in open-water environments (co-organized)
Convener: Mário J Franca  | Co-Conveners: Kordula Schwarzwälder , Nils Rüther , Stefan Haun , Axel Winterscheid , Stephan Dietrich , Stefan Achleitner , Sándor Baranya , Gabriele Harb 


Techniques for quantifying fine sediment dynamics in river catchments (co-organized)
Convener: Hugh Smith  | Co-Conveners: Ellen Petticrew , Gema Guzmán , Will Blake , Jose Andres Lopez-Tarazon , Joan Estrany Bertos 


Transfer of sediments and contaminants in catchments, rivers systems and lakes (co-organized)
Convener: Jose Andres Lopez-Tarazon  | Co-Conveners: Marcel van der Perk , Patrick Byrne , Philip Owens 


Investigation of sediment transport processes due to geophysical flows (co-organized)
Convener: Manousos Valyrakis  | Co-Conveners: Mário J Franca , Rui M.L. Ferreira , Claudia Adduce , Marwan Hassan 


Extreme Erosion Processes, Hydrological Drivers and Connectivity (co-organized)
Convener: Ben Jarihani  | Co-Conveners: Roy C. Sidle , Marco Cavalli , Stefano Crema , Nik Callow , Juan Carlos Loaiza , Annegret Larsen , Rebecca Bartley , Jacky Croke , David higgitt 


Connectivity in hydrology and sediment dynamics: concepts, measuring, modelling, indices and societal implications (co-organized)
Convener: Ronald Pöppl  | Co-Conveners: Manuel López-Vicente , Rens Masselink , John Wainwright 


Bedform dynamics: toward quantitative interpretations (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Guilhem Amin Douillet  | Co-Conveners: Jim Best , Ulrich Kueppers , Arnoud Slootman , Svetlana Kostic , Miwa Yokokawa 


Understanding, predicting and preventing post-fire hydrologic and erosive risks in fire-affected areas. (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Diana Vieira  | Co-Conveners: Mike Kirkby , Peter Robichaud , Gary Sheridan 


Rivers, Deltas and Their Receiving Basins: Measurements, Modelling and Management (co-organized)
Convener: Stephen Darby  | Co-Conveners: Charles Nittrouer , E. Stouthamer , Robert J. Nicholls , Hans Middelkoop , Liviu Giosan 


Sediment transport and channel morphology in mountain rivers (co-organized)
Convener: Matteo Saletti  | Co-Conveners: Claire Masteller , Alexander Beer , Shawn M. Chartrand , Antonius Golly 


Fluvial Systems: Dynamics and Interactions Across Scales (co-organized)
Convener: Joshua Ahmed  | Co-Conveners: Christopher Hackney , Eliisa Lotsari , Daniel Parsons , Jeffrey Prancevic , Ajay Limaye , László Bertalan , Amy East , Saleh Yousefi 
HS10 –  Ecohydrology, Wetlands and Estuaries


Lakes and inland seas in a changing environment
Convener: Georgiy Kirillin  | Co-Convener: Peter Zavialov 


Integrative studies of the River-Sea-Continuum (co-organized)
Convener: Jana Friedrich  | Co-Conveners: David Todd , Debora Bellafiore , Andrea D'Alpaos , Panagiotis Michalopoulos 


General Ecohydrology
Convener: Keith Smettem  | Co-Conveners: Christoph Hinz , Julian Klaus , Giulia Vico 


Stable isotopes to study water dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum (co-organized)
Convener: Matthias Sprenger  | Co-Conveners: Josie Geris , Christophe Hissler , Pilar Llorens , Natalie Orlowski 


Peatland Hydrology
Convener: Bärbel Tiemeyer  | Co-Conveners: Joseph Holden , Michel Bechtold , Björn Klöve 


Linking river ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and biogeochemistry to understand stressor responses (co-organized)
Convener: Matthew Johnson  | Co-Conveners: Marc Stutter , Daniel Graeber , Miriam Glendell , Paolo Perona , Damià Vericat , Josie Geris 


Groundwater - Surface Water interactions: biogeochemical and ecological processes
Convener: Fulvio Boano  | Co-Conveners: Stefan Krause , Jörg Lewandowski , Phillip Blaen , Jan Fleckenstein 


Combination hazard in estuaries and coasts (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Tom Coulthard  | Co-Conveners: Ivan Haigh , Matt Lewis , Peter Robins , Michalis Vousdoukas , Eric Wolanski 


Climate and hydrological factors influencing resilience of forests (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Zoltán Gribovszki  | Co-Conveners: Péter Kalicz , Borbála Gálos , Adrienn Horváth , Dejan Stojanovic , Katarina Strelcova , Jan Szolgay 
HS11 –  Interdisciplinary sessions related to Hydrological Sciences


COST Actions in Geosciences: breakthrough ideas, research activities and results (co-organized)
Convener: Lara Pajewski  | Co-Conveners: Simona Fontul , Marian MARCINIAK , Aleksandar Ristic 


Imaging techniques in laboratory modelling of geological processes (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Vincent Strak  | Co-Conveners: Janine Kavanagh , Matthias Rosenau 


Geostatistical and statistical tools to perform the data fusion of large datasets in geo-engineering and environmental studies (co-organized)
Convener: Diego Di Curzio  | Co-Conveners: Annamaria Castrignanò , Aaron Micallef , Sergio Rusi , Giovanna Vessia , Raphael Viscarra Rossel 


Precipitation: Measurement, Climatology, Remote Sensing, and Modeling (co-organized)
Convener: Silas Michaelides  | Co-Conveners: Vincenzo Levizzani , Yukari Takayabu , Gail Jackson 


Earth System Prediction and Application (co-organized)
Convener: Andrea Alessandri  | Co-Conveners: Yoshimitsu Chikamoto , Noel Keenlyside , June-Yi Lee 


Geophysical Signal Separation in Global Geodesy (including G Division Outstanding ECS Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: Henryk Dobslaw  | Co-Conveners: Rory Bingham , Bert Wouters , Krzysztof Sośnica , Carmen Boening 


High accuracy terrestrial gravity observations in the time varying gravity field (co-organized)
Convener: Hartmut Wziontek  | Co-Conveners: Vojtech Pálinkáš , Ludger Timmen , Michel Van Camp , Derek van Westrum 


Geoscience processes related to Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear accidents (co-organized)
Convener: Masatoshi Yamauchi  | Co-Conveners: Gerhard Wotawa , Michio Aoyama , Elena Korobova , Yuichi Onda , Nikolaos Evangeliou 


Environmental sensor network (co-organized)
Convener: Misha Krassovski  | Co-Convener: Walter Schmidt 


Cosmic rays across scales and disciplines: the new frontier in environmental research (co-organized)
Convener: Martin Schrön  | Co-Conveners: Marek Zreda , Nathaniel A. Lifton , Bernd Heber , W. Rühm , Rafael Rosolem , Markus Köhli , Konstantin Herbst , Steffen Zacharias 


Instrumentation & measurements for water systems (co-organized)
Convener: Andrea Scozzari  | Co-Conveners: Armando Di Nardo , Stephen Mounce , Francesco Soldovieri 


Innovative instrumentations, techniques, geophysical methods and models for near surface geophysics, cities and transport infrastructures (including GI Division Outstanding ECS Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: Raffaele Persico  | Co-Conveners: Salvatore Piro , Neil Linford , Jean Dumoulin , Jan Vilhelm , Francesco Soldovieri , F.C. Ponzo , Mario Marchetti 


Beyond the case study: The essential role of concepts and history in Earth Sciences (co-organized)
Convener: Michael Dietze  | Co-Conveners: Margret Fuchs , Gaston Godard , Claudio Rosenberg 


The importance of granular processes and segregation in geophysical flows: implications for landscape evolution and hazard analysis (co-organized)
Convener: Philippe Frey  | Co-Conveners: Nico Gray , Alexandre Valance 


Environmental Seismology: Deciphering Earth’s surface processes with seismic methods (co-organized)
Convener: Anne Schöpa  | Co-Conveners: Wei-An Chao , Velio Coviello , Florent Gimbert , Andrea Manconi 


Drylands: paleoenvironmental and geomorphic perspectives and challenges (co-organized)
Convener: Hans von Suchodoletz  | Co-Conveners: Mark Bateman , Michael Dietze , Markus Fuchs , Joel Roskin 


The development of geoscientific modelling (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Julia Hargreaves  | Co-Conveners: Lutz Gross , David Ham , Astrid Kerkweg , Didier Roche , Rolf Sander , David Topping 


Extreme meteorological and hydrological events induced by severe weather and climate change (co-organized)
Convener: Athanasios Loukas  | Co-Conveners: Maria-Carmen Llasat , Uwe Ulbrich 


Flood risk and uncertainty (co-organized)
Convener: Giuseppe Tito Aronica  | Co-Conveners: Heiko Apel , Guy J.-P. Schumann 


Hazard Risk Management of Agroecosystems (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Ana Maria Tarquis  | Co-Conveners: Anne Gobin , Margarita Ruiz-Ramos , NIcolas R. Dalezios 


Coupled atmosphere-hydrological modeling for improved hydro-meteorological predictions (co-organized)
Convener: Harald Kunstmann  | Co-Conveners: Alfonso Senatore , D. gochis , Francesca Viterbo 


Flood Risk Assessment and Management (co-organized)
Convener: Dhruvesh Patel  | Co-Conveners: Dawei Han , Cristina Prieto 


Natural Hazards and climate change impacts in coastal areas (co-organized)
Convener: Renske de Winter  | Co-Conveners: Goneri Le Cozannet , R. Ranasinghe , Michael Herzog , Joern Behrens , Luke Jackson 


Application of remote sensing and Earth-observation data in natural hazard and risk studies (co-organized)
Convener: Paolo Tarolli  | Co-Conveners: Peter Webley , Robert Wright , Bailly Jean-Stéphane , Jianping Chen 


Speleogenesis, Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst (co-organized)
Convener: Mario Parise  | Co-Conveners: Andrej Mihevc , Lukas Plan , Jason Polk , Francesco Sauro , Djamil Al-Halbouni , Eoghan Holohan , Christian Bauer 


Geo-hazard and risk assessment and mitigation in developing countries: Challenges and opportunities for innovation (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Faith Taylor  | Co-Conveners: Andreas Günther , Bruce D. Malamud , Massimiliano Pittore , Silvia De Angeli , Anna Lo Jacomo , Stefano Terzi 


Resilience and vulnerability assessments in natural hazards and risk analysis (co-organized)
Convener: Sven Fuchs  | Co-Conveners: Maria Papathoma-Koehle , Margreth Keiler , Thomas Glade 


Urban Resilience Studies (co-organized)
Convener: Damien Serre  | Co-Conveners: Bruno Barroca , Pietro Bernardara , Vincent Becue , Michael Gonzva 


Monitoring and modelling of dangerous phenomena: innovative, low-cost techniques, tools and constraint of engineering-geological models for hazard evaluation and risk mitigation (co-organized)
Convener: Giulio G.R. Iovine  | Co-Conveners: Johannes Huebl , Christoph Aubrecht , Manuel Pastor , Denis Cohen , Veronica Pazzi , Stefano Morelli , Stefano Utili , Gabriel Rodriguez Roca , Matteo Del Soldato , Roberto Tomás 


Global and continental scale risk assessment for natural hazards: methods and practice (including Plinius Medal Lecture) (including NH Division Outstanding ECS Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: Philip Ward  | Co-Conveners: Hessel Winsemius , James Daniell , Melanie J. Duncan , Hannah Cloke 


Risk Management and risk hedging with examples from natural catastrophic events (co-organized)
Convener: Gero Michel  | Co-Conveners: James Daniell , Christopher Sampson , Slobodan Simonovic , Philip Ward 


Methods and Tools for Natural Risk Management and Communications – Innovative ways of delivering information to end users and sharing data among the scientific community (co-organized)
Convener: Raffaele Albano  | Co-Conveners: Valeria Cigala , Jonathan Rizzi 


Including Socio-Economic Dynamics and Feedbacks in Risk Assessment Models (co-organized)
Convener: Jeroen Aerts  | Co-Conveners: Giuliano Di Baldassarre , Sven Fuchs , S. Surminski 


Sedimentary and diagenetic minerals: nucleation, growth mechanisms, and reactions that build Earth’s geological archive (co-organized)
Conveners: Marjorie Chan , Patrick Meister  | Co-Conveners: Cornelius Fischer , Silvia Frisia , Denis Gebauer , Dorothee Hippler , Sally Potter-McIntyre , Sylvain Richoz 


Initial soil erosion – Rain splash and interrill erosion processes (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Steffen Seitz  | Co-Conveners: María Fernández Raga , Kazuki Nanko 


Novel geochemical methods to assess the Critical Zone functioning under global change during the Anthropocene (including SSS Division Outstanding ECS Lecture) (co-organized)
Convener: Philippe Negrel  | Co-Conveners: Jasper Griffioen , Emmanuelle Petelet-Giraud 


Coevolution of soils, landforms and vegetation: patterns, feedbacks and ecosystem stability thresholds (co-organized)
Convener: Mariano Moreno de las Heras  | Co-Conveners: Jantiene Baartman , Jose Rodriguez , Patricia Saco 


The use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in monitoring applications and management of natural hazards (co-organized)PICO session
Convener: Daniele Giordan  | Co-Conveners: Yuichi S. Hayakawa , Fabio Remondino , Francesco Nex , Marc Adams 


Linking climate and impact models: Challenges, approaches, solutions (co-organized)
Convener: Ole Rössler  | Co-Conveners: Nans Addor , Andreas Fischer , Sven Kotlarski , Christian Pagé , Renate Wilcke 
HS12 –  Short Courses in Hydrological Sciences


Meet the expert in Hydrology: bridging the gap between hydrological science and practice (co-organized)
Convener: Nilay Dogulu  | Co-Conveners: Harsh Beria , Wouter Knoben , Andrea L. Popp , Tim van Emmerik 


How to write (and publish) a scientific paper in Hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Wouter Berghuijs  | Co-Convener: Andrea L. Popp 


Hydroinformatics for Hydrology: extreme value modelling (co-organized)
Convener: Nilay Dogulu  | Co-Conveners: Harsh Beria , Maurizio Mazzoleni , Hannes Müller 


Using R in Hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Louise Slater  | Co-Conveners: Shaun Harrigan , Tobias Gauster , Alexander Hurley , Guillaume Thirel , Claudia Vitolo 


Building and maintaining R packages (co-organized)
Convener: Michael Dietze  | Co-Convener: Sebastian Kreutzer