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

Presentations can be accessed here:

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 also provided a series of updates on the Hydro-JULES modelling programme.

This meeting was organised by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, which is the Natural Environment Research Council's research centre for freshwater science. UKCEH 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