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 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
  • 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.

Other speakers include: Thorsten Wagener (University of Bristol); Jan Polcher (CNRS & IPSL); Hannah Cloke (University of Reading); Cinzia Mazzetti (ECMWF); Huw Lewis (Met Office); Brighid O'Dochartaigh (BGS); Ewan Pinnington (National Centre for Earth Observation); Emma Robinson (CEH); Jim Freer (University of Bristol); and Katie Smith (CEH).

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Standard admission is £25 and it is free of charge for graduate student (ID will need to be shown when picking up your badge).

Cancellation policy – written notification must be received to Cancellations received by 31st July will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled after 31st July.

Accommodation and logistical information

This event will be held at the Royal Society in London. Participants are asked to use public transport to reach the event; no car parking is provided on site. The meeting will begin with coffee and registration at 10 am; science presentations begin at 10.30 am and conclude at 4.30 pm. Please notify the organisers of any dietary or access requirements when registering.

This meeting is organised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, which is the Natural Environment Research Council's research centre for freshwater science. CEH coordinates internationally leading research and expertise in freshwater sciences and provides infrastructure, training and leadership to the UK hydrological community.