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Civil & Environmental EngineeringPeter Wolf Early Career Webinar 2021 & Symposium 2022

Peter Wolf Early Career Symposium 2022: Hydrological Innovation for the Climate Emergency

University of Strathclyde & the British Hydrological Society

  • Symposium: 22 to 23 March 2022

The 2022 British Hydrological Society Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologist’s Symposium will be hosted by the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 22 to 23 March 2022.

The theme of the 2022 Peter Wolf Symposium will be Hydrological Innovation for the Climate Emergency. It will be a valuable opportunity for early career hydrologists across the country to come together and share their recent work on all areas of hydrology and how it relates to the climate emergency.

Symposium key dates

  • registration & abstract submission for an oral or poster presentation is open!
  • 18 February 2022: Abstract submission closes
  • 18 February 2022: Early-bird registration closes
  • 4 March 2022: Symposium programme released
  • 15 March 2022: Registration closes
  • 22 to 23 March 2022: Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologist’s Symposium 2022

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for an oral or poster presentation is now open! We invite early career researchers and practitioners from all areas of hydrology to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. We particularly welcome abstracts that align to the theme of this years’ Symposium: hydrological innovation for the climate emergency.

To submit an abstract, please use the abstract template, save as either a .docx or .pdf file, and submit via our submissions form.

Please note: abstract submission is not registration for the Symposium – please use the separate link below to register.

Registration

Registration for the Peter Wolf Symposium 2022 is now open. Please register through the Institution of Civil Engineers website.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • BHS members (to 15 March 2022 when registration closes): £80
  • Early-bird registration, non members (to 18 February 2022): £80
  • Full registration, non members (from 18 February 2022 to 15 March 2022): £110

The registration fee is for the symposium and evening dinner/social event only; all other costs, including travel and accommodation, will be at the delegates’ expense.

Please note: if you wish to submit an abstract (oral or poster) for the symposium, please use the separate abstract submission link above.

Programme

The symposium will run approximately from 9am to 5pm (GMT) over both days (Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 March 2022). It will include a mix of oral and poster sessions from the early career delegates, invited guest speakers, and a site visit. There will also be an evening dinner/social event on Tuesday 22 March (food will be included in the registration fee; drinks will be at the expense of the attendees).

A detailed symposium programme will be provided closer to the event.

Presentation formats

  • Abstracts: all abstracts (oral and poster) will be compiled and made available to symposium delegates and online
  • Oral presentations: 15 minutes with three minutes for questions. Oral presentations will be given in person. We are looking into the possibility of making pre-recorded presentations available online after the symposium with agreement from the presenters. Details to follow
  • Posters: A1 size poster presentations will be displayed in person. We are looking into the possibility of making the posters available online after the symposium with agreement from the presenters. Details to follow

Venue

The symposium will be hosted by the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde: James Weir Building, Level 5, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ.

Travel & accommodation

Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.

We intend to hold the symposium in-person in Glasgow on 22 to 23 March 2022. However, with ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, we are also making some contingency plans for a hybrid/online event in the event that our plans may have to change. Please plan your travel accordingly – if COVID-19 restrictions change, we may need to move to a hybrid event. Please keep an eye on communications from us as we get nearer to the date.

Further travel and accommodation details will be provided nearer to the event.

Peter Wolf Webinar: 8 September 2021

The University of Strathclyde and the British Hydrological Society hosted a Peter Wolf Webinar on Wednesday 8 September 2021. The webinar provided an opportunity for early career hydrologists to hear from an exciting mix of invited presenters and panellists on hydrological innovation in the context of career development.

You can watch recordings of all of the presentations and the panel discussion via the BHS’ YouTube channel.

Presentations

  • Dr Linda Speight, Postdoctoral Researcher, Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading. Presentation title: Turning weather forecasts into flood warnings that lead to action
  • Dr Shaun Harrigan, Scientist, Hydrological Forecasting, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Presentation title: The growing need for large-scale hydrological forecasting under climate change
  • Mark Franklin, Hydrometry Unit Manager, SEPA. Presentation title: How hydrology has helped my career on the frontline of the climate emergency
  • Dr Charles Rougé, Lecturer in Water Resilience, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield. Presentation title: Hydrological risk in a human-dominated water cycle

Panellists

  • Anita Asadullah (Environment Agency/BHS Diversity Issues in Hydrology sub-committee)
  • Giuseppe Degan Di Dieco (University of Bristol/BHS Early Career Representative)
  • Professor Hayley Fowler (Newcastle University/BHS President Elect)

The webinar was hosted by Christopher White (University of Strathclyde), Michael Cranston (SEPA) and Lucy Barker (UKCEH).