Wednesday 11th September, 2019, at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London.

This one-day science meeting on the topic of Next Generation Land-surface and Hydrological Predictions brought together diverse group of 100 hydrologists and land-surface scientists from many universities and research establishments. This event was the annual meeting of the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s Hydro-JULES Programme designed  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

PDFs of most of the talks are available below by clicking on the links:

Abstracts can be found PDF icon here.

Over half the attendees who filled in the evaluation form rated the day as excellent, especially with regard to the quality of the presentations, and comments included: 

'It was a very good day, that fully lived up to my expectations'

'Very good and relaxed atmosphere. Invited international talks'

'The level of the presentations was very good'

'People presenting work form a range of different backgrounds'

This event was 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 also provide a series of updates on the Hydro-JULES modelling programme.

This meeting was 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.

Event Date: 

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019