UK-RU Hydrology Workshop 2017

Climate Change Impacts on Surface Water and Groundwater Hydrology in Cold Regions

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 28 May 2017 to 1 June 2017

Where: Yakutsk (Siberia), Russian Federation

More information: 
https://sites.google.com/view/cold-regions-hydrology

Summary

Changing climate conditions are driving the recent intensification of the high–latitude water cycle. Permafrost degradation leads to a transformation of landscape structure causing thermokarst development, enhancing the connectivity between surface and ground water, changing the regime of wetlands, lakes and aquifers, shifting streamflow seasonality and amplitude. New understanding of those processes is required for timely development of adaptation strategies and preventing threats to cold regions worldwide, including economically critical infrastructure.

The Workshop will address the following research topics:

  • Observational evidence of change in coupled snow-frozen ground-hydrology-ecology system
  • Present state and future projections of local, regional and pan-Arctic and Antarctic hydrology
  • Modelling studies representing landscape evolution, dynamics of water storage and permafrost degradation
  • Impacts of cold-region hydrology changes on ecology and local communities

Objectives:

  • Build research capacity of early career scientists
  • Create and develop research linkages between UK and Russian Federation

Fully funded places for early career researchers based in UK and Russia (travel, accommodation and meals) are available on competitive basis.

Applications open now to early career researchers. Deadline is 26 March 2017.