THE ROLE OF HYDROLOGY TOWARDS WATER RESOURCES SUSTAINABILITY

Since 1997 when the conference on „Hydrology and Environment“ with involved participants from all Nordic and Baltic countries was held in Kaunas, it is the second time Lithuania will host an important international Nordic-Baltic hydrology meeting. The NORDIC WATER 2016 aims to discuss the role of hydrology towards water resources sustainability in its widest sense. It will provide a forum for scientists and practitioners to exchange their views on assessment and prediction of key variables of water cycle along with scientific knowledge on advanced methods and modelling technology.

Changes in water quantity and quality in the Baltic Sea region occur as consequences of global, regional and local changes including environmental factors, climate change and human-induced impacts. Therefore, science-based knowledge to assess and predict hydrological processes due to the changes is essential to achieve sustainable water resource systems. The dynamic assessment of water resources allows to provide more reliable predictions of temporal and spatial water availability and water quality. In this context the conference will address the role hydrology plays in the assessment of the changes in hydrological cycle along with the ability to predict the variations in hydrological processes striving for water resources sustainability. The conference outcomes are expected to contribute to more effective integrated water resources management at regional and national scales.

The main conference theme ‘THE ROLE OF HYDROLOGY TOWARDS WATER RESOURCES SUSTAINABILITY’ will revolve around the fallowing sub-themes:

1. Hydrological implications of climate and environmental change.
2. The role of hydrology on terrestrial ecosystems and greenhouse gas emissions.
3. Advanced methods and technology in hydrological modelling.
4. Agricultural, forest and urban green water management.
5. Interactions between surface and groundwater.
6. Hydrology and EU water policy with special focus on water quality and flood risk management.
7. Water ecology and restoration of disturbed water ecosystems.
8. Hydropower and the use of water resources (renewable energy sources).

IMPORTANT DATES:

October 19, 2015 – registration and abstracts submission opens
March 1, 2016 – deadline for abstracts submission
March 14, 2016 – notification about acceptance of abstracts
April 2, 2016 – deadline for application for the fee reduction
April 11, 2016 – notification about fee reduction applications
April 11, 2016 – deadline for conference fee payment
June 1, 2016 – draft programme ready
August 8-10, 2016 – Conference event