President: Maria-Helena Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy President: Elena Toth
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!
Hydrological Science Division is in 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
The 2021 Henry Darcy Medal is awarded to
Berit Arheimer for her scientific leadership in policy-relevant large-scale modelling of water quality and quantity, promotion of open hydrology, and her excellence in managing research groups.
The 2021 John Dalton Medal is awarded to
Brian Berkowitz for his seminal contributions to flow and anomalous transport in natural porous and fractured media with pioneering experimental methods and novel conceptual frameworks.
- Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award
The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to
Matteo Giuliani for outstanding contributions to water resources research, including water management, water policy, multi-objective water reservoir operations, and coupled human-natural processes.
The 2020 John Dalton Medal is awarded to
Amilcare Porporato for seminal contributions to the field of ecohydrology and for developing new theories for the analysis of soil-plant-atmosphere systems across scales.
The 2020 Henry Darcy Medal is awarded to
Xavier Sánchez-Vila in recognition of his innovative theoretical work and practical solutions regarding aquifer characterisation, subsurface solute transport processes and managed aquifer recharge.
- Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists
The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to
Andreas Hartmann for outstanding contributions to understanding karst systems, their evolution, and particular hydrological processes, and pushing the community to large scales with new models and a smart use of tracers.
Current issue of the EGU newsletter
The June issue of The Loupe is all about Oceans! With both World Oceans Day and the International Day of the Seafarer falling in June, we thought what better month to focus on the work of EGU researcher studying the Oceans. We spoke with Ocean Science Division Early Career Scientist Rep Meriel Bittner on how to get involved in the Division and learned about the reality of research onboard a research vessel for LGBTQIA+ people from guest blogger Huw Griffiths.
The Loupe also shares some vital information for scientists concerned about their work being misrepresented by policymakers, either accidentally or on purpose, from EGU’s Policy Officer Chloe Hill for the GeoPolicy blog, and features a call for new members to be nominated to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of June EGU journal highlights, this issue also highlights the opening of the call for EGU22 scientific session submissions, the deadline for which is 6 September 2021.