HS Hydrological Sciences Division on Hydrological Sciences

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Division on Hydrological Sciences
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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

Amilcare Porporato

Amilcare Porporato

  • 2020
  • John Dalton Medal

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.


Xavier Sánchez-Vila

Xavier Sánchez-Vila

  • 2020
  • Henry Darcy Medal

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.


Andreas Hartmann

Andreas Hartmann

  • 2020
  • 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.


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 Scientist Award

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


Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Andrew Bennett A process network based approach to model intercomparison using SUMMA ensembles


Elisabeth von der Esch

Elisabeth von der Esch

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Elisabeth von der Esch Raman microspectroscopy as a tool for microplastic particle analysis


Gökben Demir

Gökben Demir

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Gökben Demir Spatial Variation of Soil Properties and Throughfall in European Mixed Beech Forest


Lorenz Ammann

Lorenz Ammann

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Lorenz Ammann Fast herbicide transport in a small agricultural catchment: modellers meet experimentalists


Mary Forrester

Mary Forrester

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Mary Forrester Understanding GRACE total water storage estimates with integrated hydrologic modeling across the continental United States


Morgane Merlin

Morgane Merlin

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Morgane Merlin Separating transpiration and stem water storage in a large boreal tree using Heat Ratio Method sap flow sensors


Nicolai Brekenfeld

Nicolai Brekenfeld

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Nicolai Brekenfeld A Small, Low-Cost Conductivity Sensor for Improved Quantification of Hyporheic Travel Times and Exchange Processes

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We are looking forward to welcoming all participants to the 2020 EGU General Assembly on 3–8 May in Vienna. In addition to many exciting scientific sessions, the meeting will feature hundreds of short courses and networking events plus a packed exhibition hall!

The 2020 General Assembly will also continue a number of traditions, including the popular Imaggeo Photo Contest. You have until 15 February 2020 to enter your photos and videos for a chance to win fame and fortune – in the form of a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. Another tradition is the annual mentoring programme, which supports first-time conference attendees and helps them assemble their own professional networks. The programme, which only lasts for the duration of the General Assembly, depends on both mentors and mentees signing up; brief applications are due by 8 March 2020.

In case you missed them: here are the winners of the EGU's Best Blog Posts and the Best of Imaggeo 2019 competitions as well as the year’s Top 10 most-read blog posts. (The most read? Think Game of Thrones.)

Do you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to develop? The call for funding is open until 15 February 2020 for EGU Public Engagement Grants. Winners receive 1500 EUR and one free registration to next year’s General Assembly.

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