Next Generation Land-surface and Hydrological Predictions

Wednesday 11th September, 2019, 10 am – 4.30 pm

Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London


We invite you to attend this one-day science meeting on the topic of Next Generation Land-surface and Hydrological Predictions. This event is the annual meeting of the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s Hydro-JULES Programme (, which is designed to bring together the hydrological (surface and subsurface) and land-surface modelling community - in the UK and beyond - to tackle together the challenges at the forefront of these two important fields.

The aim of the meeting is to facilitate collaborations that will share knowledge, advance existing research, stimulate new research areas, and enable new relationships to be built in the following environmental research fields:

  • quantification of hydro-meteorological risks,
  • using high-resolution climate predictions for hydrological applications,
  • calculation the impacts of environmental change on evaporation, transpiration, and soil moisture,
  • modelling flood inundation over large areas,
  • large-scale groundwater flow, heat and solute transport modelling
  • representing anthropogenic interventions in the water cycle, and
  • application of new techniques including Earth observation and data assimilation.

The meeting will include* an update on the Hydro-JULES research programme, alongside invited keynote lectures by:

Prof. Martyn Clark, Associate Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan, Canmore, Canada.

Prof. Dai Yamazaki, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo.

This event is supported by the NERC Hydro-JULES programme which will build a three-dimensional, open source, community model of the terrestrial water cycle to support and enable collaborative work across the research and academic communities in hydrology and land-surface science. The meeting will provide a series of updates on the Hydro-JULES modelling programme. Participation in the event will be open to everyone (it is not necessary to be in receipt of NERC funding), subject to review of applications by the programme committee.

*full programme subject to confirmation early July 2019.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are welcome from those wishing to present original research in any of the areas listed above. The final programme will include both oral and poster presentations, with the final decision taken by the programme committee and communicated to applicants early in July. It is expected that the majority of science presentations will be in poster form. To facilitate networking, each accepted poster presenter will be given a two-minute “lightning” talk with a single PowerPoint slide, in which to introduce the topic of their poster on the main stage.

Abstracts should be submitted on the following form, by 30th June 2019; registration opens mid June.

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