IAHR, founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent member-based organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydroinformatics, and hydraulic machinery.

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Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions
June 26, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to a special session on Ecohydraulics during this year's AGU Fall Meeting, December 11-15 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The session is titled "Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions", and will deal with the interactions between hydraulic, ecological and geomorphic processes in natural systems. We welcome computational, laboratory and field approaches, and encourage submissions addressing the transference of understanding across scales. The session was very well received in 2016 and with your help it will continue growing and become a staple at the Fall Meeting.

The abstract submission site is now open: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/

Early abstract submission deadline is July 26th, and regular submission deadline is Wednesday, August 2nd.

Full details and description are included below, we are looking forward to receiving your abstracts by August 2nd and discussing your exciting work during the meeting.


The conveners, Rafael Tinoco, Heide Friedrich, Laurel Larsen.
Session Title: EP013. Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions
Session ID: 23219
Section/Focus Group: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
Link to submit: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session23219

The need for understanding the interactions between hydraulic, ecological and geomorphic processes in natural systems has generated an increase in the number of interdisciplinary projects in the field of ecohydraulics. Computational modeling, laboratory experiments, and field studies at a wide range of scales are conducted to understand the underlying physical and biological processes on flow-biota-substrate interactions. This session focuses on the lessons learned from such approaches: advantages, limitations, best practices, and the future of the field.
Research topics include, but are not limited to: 1) Hydrodynamics and geomorphic impacts of aquatic vegetation, 2) Organism-Habitat relationship and habitat selection, 3) The role of organisms and communities as ecosystem engineers, 4) Effects of flow-biota interactions on transport processes of nutrients and pollutants. We particularly encourage submissions that address the challenge of transferring information and understanding across scales, ranging from the stem-scale to the landscape scale.

ICUD 2017 - Preliminary Programme
June 23, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
The Preliminary Programme of ICUD 2017 can be downloaded here: http://www.icud2017.org/1496749668-preliminary-programme.htm

ISEH 2018
June 22, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
The 8th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics will be held June 4-7, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.


W.A.T.E.R.2017 - Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research
June 19, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
W.A.T.E.R. 2017 - Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research 
2nd - 6th October 2017 Oostende, Belgium 

Organized by Vrije Universiteit Brussel  & IAHR Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Committee 

What is W.A.T.E.R. 2017? W.A.T.E.R.: Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research is a Summer School organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (www.vub.ac.be) and the IAHR Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Committee (EMI) in collaboration with Flanders Marine Institute (www.vliz.be) and Flanders Hydraulics Research (www.watlab.be). This Summer School is focused on experimental methods applied in different hydraulics fields. It combines theoretical sessions and hands-on measurement exercises both in the laboratory and in the field. It is aimed at PhD and Master students as well as technical personnel who are willing to get training in advanced hydraulic measurement techniques. 

Applications are open until July 16th.

Topics covered:
1. Hydraulic measurement fundamentals 
2. Image analysis methods: particle image and particle tracking velocimetry (PIV and PTV) 
3. Acoustic Doppler measurement fundamentals 
4. Measurement of sediment concentration and fluxes 
5. Data processing and data visualisation 

For more information visit the website: 

Margaret Chen   (Vrije Universiteit Brussel,Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering) 

Rui Aleixo  (EMI chair, University of Bologna Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Building and Construction - Fluid Dynamics Unit)

Water Security & Sustainable Development under Changing Environment
June 19, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Water Security & Sustainable Development  under Changing Environment

The Second International Top-Level Forum on Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy

October 18-20, 2017 Nanjing, China

Entering into force in 2016, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development considers 3 aspects on sustainable development: society, economy and environment. Water security under changing environment is not only a hot issue attracting international attention, but also a major challenge to safeguard the implementation of the national water security strategy and achieve sustainable development in China. With climate change, human society development and technology progress, the situation of water resources security has been changing dramatically in China. Focusing on the theme of Water Security and Sustainable Development, the 1st International Top-Level Forum on Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy -- Water Safety and Sustainable Development was successfully held on May 29-30, 2015 in Nanjing. 13 keynote speeches and 25 talks at the round table meeting were conducted on 5 topics: utilization and optimal allocation of water resources, flood and drought disasters, water ecology and environment, hydraulic engineering construction and safety management, coastal and offshore engineering. In order to further discuss and explore solutions on water security under changing environment in China, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Hohai University and Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society is going to hold the 2nd Forum on October 18-20, 2017 in Nanjing. The theme of the 2nd Forum is Water Security and Sustainable Development under Changing Environment. Worldwide participants are welcome to the Forum. Intensive discussions will be expected in view of the strategic demands of water security in China and international frontier of water science, which will provide technical support for water security to safeguard the sustainable economic and social development and ecological progress in China.

Theme: Water Security and Sustainable Development under Changing Environment Topics: 1) Impacts of climate change on extreme hydrologic events; 2) Impacts of changing environment on water circulation and regional water resources; 3) Impacts of climate change on water eco-environment; 4) Urban development and urban flood control; 5) Adaptation strategy of environmental change and sustainable development; 6) Hydrological experiments under changing environment; 7) Water-energy-food nexus under changing environment. 

Researchers and scholars from the world are invited to gather at this international academic event. A collection of 1-page abstracts will be printed before the Forum. Selected excellent papers will be recommended to EI or SCI journals, such as Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Water Science and Engineering and Advances in Water Science, etc. Best Paper Awards will be granted to students and young researchers under the age of 35 years old.

• 1-page abstract submission deadline: Jun. 30st, 2017
• Full paper submission deadline: Feb. 28th, 2018

Time: Oct. 18th-20th, 2017
Venue: International Exchange Center, Hohai University (1 Xikang Road, Nanjing, China)

Secretariat of the 2nd International Top-Level Forum on Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy
Add.: 223 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing 210029, China
Tel: +86-25-85828116
Fax: +86-25-83734321
E-mail: estds@nhri.cn
Homepage: http://estds.nhri.cn 

Extension of the abstract submission
June 16, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

The Local Organizing Committee of the 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (www.ishs2018.de) is pleased to announce an extension of the abstract submission!

Due to the big response from the community, the new (and final!) deadline will be on 30th June 2017

The LOC is grateful for the overwhelming number of abstracts submtted so far and looks forward to welcoming you to the next ISHS in Aachen / Germany from 15th to 18th May 2018.

For any further inquiry, feel free to contact us under info@ishs2018.de.


With best regards from Aachen,



ISHS 2018 


PS.: Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Workshop on Nonlinear Weir Design: Theory and Practice, co-hosted with the symposium!

Postdoctoral Position in Linking River Archetypes and Catchment Terrains in California
June 14, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position to research linkages between river archetypes and catchment terrains. Landscape patterns and landscape elements such as hillslopes, streams, and riparian zones influence hydro-biogeochemical functional areas of watersheds as well as hydro-geomorphic dynamics and river ecosystem functions. Prediction of these landscape elements and their relationship across a wide range of scales is an important scientific problem with societal ramifications. The project team is working with the State of California on designing environmental flows for the diversity of hydrogeomorphic settings in the region. For a region of this size, it is essential to ascertain ways of using information from data rich locations and spatial scales to inform those that are data poor using training datasets. The project will involve multivariate statistical analysis, terrain analysis, data mining, and ensemble machine learning techniques. These will be applied to multiple spatial scales of terrain data, spanning scales from physiographic provinces down to local channel geomorphic units.

The successful candidate will interact with diverse researchers and stakeholders in academia and state agencies. Candidates must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Civil Engineering, Physical Geography, Hydrology, Geology, Soil Science, Ecology, or related field. Extensive knowledge in terrain analysis, data mining, data management and analysis, and computer programming are preferred. The successful applicant may participate in some fieldwork, but this will depend on applicant preference and project needs. Proven experience with statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, and computer programming (including preferably R and/or Python), is preferred. Excellent data management skills and a journal publication track record are preferred. Salary and employee benefits will conform to the terms of the UC system-wide postdoctoral scholars’ union. There are over 1,000 postdocs at UC Davis, providing a diverse, vibrant community of scholars.

The application deadline is July 3, 2017. There is some flexibility with the start date, ranging from August 1 to September 15, 2017. Please send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Professor Greg Pasternack by e-mail to gpast@ucdavis.edu. UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

June 8, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
The abstract submission deadline for ISHS 2018 in Aachen is due in one week (15 June)!!

Further information: www.ishs2018.de

International Conference on Groundwater-ICGW2017
April 20, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
We will be hosting the McEllhiney Lecture from the NGWA. This lecture is titled Redefining Life Expectations of New Wells Through an Analysis of Past Failures and will be offered by Michael Schnieders. 

The deadline for the abstract submission for oral and poster presentation in the ICGW2017 has been extended to April 28th, 2017. 

Any further information about the event can be found in http://www.icgw2017.unal.edu.co/ or by emailing to icgw2017_nal@unal.edu.co 

Hydrology, Ecohydrology, and Ecogeomorphology Opportunities for PhD Scholarships are available in
April 17, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Hydrology, Ecohydrology, and Ecogeomorphology

Opportunities for PhD Scholarships are available in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Group at the University of Newcastle in Australia. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic students interested in the research areas of hydrology, ecohydrology, ecogeomorphology, and sediment transport, with emphasis on quantitative modelling.

Priority will be given to the students with strong programming skills and interested in the following research areas:

•Ecohydrologic modelling tools.
•Ecogeomorphologic modelling of semi-arid and humid environments, whether in hillslopes, rivers or floodplains.
•Modelling the impact of climate and anthropic change on hydrology and ecosystems.

The students will participate in collaborative research with internationally recognized research teams.

Applicants must hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree with honours or Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) in a field of study relevant to the research areas listed above (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other closely related areas). Research experience, demonstrated programming skills, and awards for academic excellence can provide strong support to the application. International students from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL).

Interested students: please send a CV and short statement of research interests to Dr Jose Rodriguez (jfrodrig23@gmail.com). Please include GPA, English proficiency, computer skills, and any additional research experience in the CV. University deadlines for scholarship applications are April 21 (round 1) and late September (round 2).