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Division on Hydrological Sciences

President: Maria-Helena Ramos (hs@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Elena Toth (elena.toth@unibo.it)

The hydrological sciences have their own division within the European Geosciences Union. The Hydrological Sciences Divisions is concerned with all aspects of the terrestrial hydrological cycle (including precipitation, surface water, soil water, groundwater) from the pore scale to the global scale, and its relationships and interactions with the atmospheric part of the hydrological cycle. The division also covers the interaction between hydrology and geomorphology (e.g., erosion, sedimentation, groundwater systems), the relationships between hydrology and soils, as well as the interaction between the hydrosphere and the biosphere (e.g., ecohydrology, wetlands). Furthermore, the ways in which hydrological processes are observed, quantitatively computed, and forecasted are addressed by the division. Management and operation of water resources by societies in various parts of the world is also within the division's realm.

The Hydrological Sciences Division (HS) has five main tasks:

  • Organizing the hydrological part of the program during the annual EGU General Assembly
  • Running its on-line open access journal: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)
  • Recognizing deserving colleagues in various stages of their careers with its Award program.
  • Encouraging the interaction and active participation of young hydrologists within the hydrological community 
  • Circulating news, information, job adverts, announcements of opportunity or meetings that may be relevant to the hydrological community       

Such tasks require considerable (voluntary!) input from many people, and offer plenty of opportunities to become actively involved.

To ensure that the sessions during the General Assembly cover our science as comprehensively as possible, there are currently ten Subdivisions, including a subdivision on general hydrology (monitoring and cross cutting issues). Distinct fields within the broad area of hydrology are covered. Each Subdivision Committee organises a set of oral, poster or PICO sessions to cover its field. The members of the Subdivision Committees meet during the EGU General Assembly and start preparing the draft programme for next year’s meeting in late spring/early summer. Membership of the committees of these Subdivisions is open: you can e-mail the Subdivision Committee Chair to request membership or you may directly join the meeting during the General Assembly to get involved in the Subdivision activities and in particular in the organisation of the programme, including proposal of sessions and volunteering as convener or co-convener (see overview of Programme Organisation and Convener Tasks ).

You can also become involved in the Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) journal. In addition to submitting your best scientific work to HESS, consider that the journal needs both referees and members of its Editorial Board to cover a sufficiently broad spectrum of expertise to adequately handle all incoming papers. If you would like to become active as a referee or as an editor you may therefore consider informing any editor or Executive Editor of your wish.

The Division contributes to the EGU Awards & Medals programme that recognises every year eminent scientists for their outstanding research contribution and identifies the awardees as role models for the next generation of young scientists to foster geosciences research. In particular, members of the Division are invited to contribute to the nominations (deadline are every year on the 15th June, see here) for both the young and senior HS Division Awards and Medals (link).

The EGU offers a platform for young scientists to become involved in hydrological research, through sessions, social events and short courses at the annual General Assembly in April. Several activities are especially aimed for Young Scientists in the Hydrological Science, organised with the help of the Young Hydrologic Society

Lastly, you are invited to share the news/information that may be of interest to the EGU Hydrological Sciences community, by sending a tweet to @EGU_HS or filling in the activity calendar webform.

Do not hesitate to contact the Division President or any Division Officer if you need any additional information on our activities!

Latest news

Hydrological Science Division is entering the EGU Blogsphere

Hydrological Science Division is also on twitter #EGU_HS

The Hydrological Science Division of EGU has adopted a twitter account to share:

  • Division updates and news
  • Recent papers published in HESS and by HS division members
  • Hydrology related news articles 
  • News focussing on students and young scientist (e.g. summer courses, PhD-Postdoc opportunities)
  • Hydrology related online lectures 
  • And more

Recent awardees

Günter Blöschl

Günter Blöschl

  • 2019
  • John Dalton Medal

The 2019 John Dalton Medal is awarded to Günter Blöschl for pioneering major advances in hydrological predictions, including advances in flood estimations, by linking patterns and processes across small catchments to large regional scales.


Petra Döll

Petra Döll

  • 2019
  • Henry Darcy Medal

The 2019 Henry Darcy Medal is awarded to Petra Döll for groundbreaking work in global freshwater system modelling, increasing awareness of threats to freshwater resources in the world, and contributions to participatory water management.


Serena Ceola

Serena Ceola

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Serena Ceola for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the interplay of river dynamics, fluvial ecology and human activities.


Alberto Montanari

Alberto Montanari

  • 2018
  • Henry Darcy Medal

The 2018 Henry Darcy Medal is awarded to Alberto Montanari for his physically based stochastic modelling and the major impact this had on water-resources engineering and management.


Gabriel G. Katul

Gabriel G. Katul

  • 2018
  • John Dalton Medal

The 2018 John Dalton Medal is awarded to Gabriel G. Katul for his fundamental contributions to the theory and measurement of evapotranspiration, canopy turbulence and ecosystem fluxes.


Bahareh Kianfar

Bahareh Kianfar

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Bahareh Kianfar Environmental factors affecting the transport of DNA-tagged particle tracers in saturated porous media


Federica Bertoni

Federica Bertoni

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Federica Bertoni An inverse nested approach to optimize planning and operation of water reservoir systems


Gabriela Guimarães Nobre

Gabriela Guimarães Nobre

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Gabriela Guimarães Nobre Forecasting and coping with maize yield anomalies through cash transfers in Kenya


Maximilian Ramgraber

Maximilian Ramgraber

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Maximilian Ramgraber Joint data assimilation and parameter calibration in real-time groundwater modelling using nested particle filters


Mayumi Hamada

Mayumi Hamada

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Mayumi Hamada Pore-scale mixing and reactions in porous media


Petra Kovács-Bodor

Petra Kovács-Bodor

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Petra Kovács-Bodor Experimental evolution of thermal water-related precipitates


Sharlene L. Gomes

Sharlene L. Gomes

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Sharlene L. Gomes A Transdisciplinary Community-based Approach to Explore Institutional Change in Khulna’s Peri-urban Drinking Water Services


Yoshihide Wada

Yoshihide Wada

  • 2018
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2018 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Yoshihide Wada for his pioneering research on estimating global water use and water availability, and for capturing the effects of the human footprint on the global hydrological cycle.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

June marked an important chapter in the EGU history. The Union has launched a new vision and strategy for the next five years and announced a move of the EGU Executive Office to new premises. We have also announced two job vacancies at the office, for a Head of Media, Communications & Outreach and for a Chief Strategy & Finance Officer. The deadline for applications is 14 July.

We have also opened a call for financial support to organise EGU training schools and conferences this month. Finally, we opened the EGU General Assembly 2020 call for sessions. You can submit your sessions ideas by 15 August (Union Symposia and Great Debates) or 5 September (other session types).

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