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HS Hydrological Sciences Structure

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European Geosciences Union

Division on Hydrological Sciences


Hydrological Sciences (HS) structure
Alberto Viglione
Deputy President
Maria-Helena Ramos
Programme Group Chair
Alberto Viglione
Science Officers
Alberto Viglione HS1: General hydrology
Björn Guse HS2: Catchment hydrology
Miriam Glendell HS2: Catchment hydrology
Emmanouil Varouchakis HS3: Hydroinformatics
Ilias Pechlivanidis HS4: Hydrological forecasting
Andrea Cominola HS5: Water policy, management and control
Rafael Pimentel HS6: Remote sensing & data assimilation
Roberto Deidda HS7: Precipitation & climate
Irina Engelhardt HS8: Subsurface hydrology (Groundwater)
Roland Baatz HS8: Subsurface hydrology (Vadose zone)
Olivier Evrard HS9: Erosion, sedimentation & river processes
Natalie Orlowski HS10: Estuaries, wetlands & ecohydrology
OSPP Co-ordinators
Alicia Correa
Robert Reinecke
Outreach and Communication Division Committee
Miriam Coenders
Bettina Schaefli HS Blog editor (Coordinator)
Christina Anna Orieschnig HS Blog editor
Maria-Helena Ramos HS Blog editor
Sina Khatami HS Blog editor
Hydrological Sciences Interdisciplinary sessions
Alberto Viglione
Hydrological Sciences Short Courses
Alberto Viglione
ECS Representative
Kirsten M. Florentine Weber
ECS Co-Representative
Christina Anna Orieschnig
Miriam Coenders

Awards & medals committees

Henry Darcy Medal committee
Henry Darcy Medal
Committee chair Xavier Sánchez-Vila
Committee members Andreas Hartmann
Berit Arheimer
Marc F. P. Bierkens
Wouter Buytaert
John Dalton Medal committee
John Dalton Medal
Committee chair Amilcare Porporato
Committee members Brian Berkowitz
Luis Samaniego
Martha C. Anderson
Taikan Oki
Alexander von Humboldt Medal committee
Alexander von Humboldt Medal
Committee chair Tom Veldkamp
Committee members Bojie Fu
Carlo Laj
Manfred R. Strecker
Silvia Peppoloni
Division ECS Outstanding Award committee
Division ECS Outstanding Award
Committee members Alberto Viglione
Manuela Brunner
Miriam Coenders

Journal editors

Executive editors of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)
Executive editors Alberto Guadagnini
Erwin Zehe
Theresa Blume
Thom Bogaard


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).