Rain, Rivers and Reservoirs

Країна: Англія

Місто: Edinburgh

Тези до: 29.04.2016

Дати: 27.09.16 — 29.09.16

Область наук: Географічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: georgina.worrall@geolsoc.org.uk

Організатори: Heriot-Watt University


The science of rain, rivers and reservoirs spans from ‘clear gold’ water, to ‘black gold’ oil.  Following in the footsteps of the successful first Rain, Rivers and Reservoirs workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2015, this workshop  will bring together geoscientists and civil engineers with different backgrounds to generate new interdisciplinary approaches to key problems in our adjacent subject areas.

Modern flooding, erosion and deposition, through to geological preservation of fluvial aquifers and petroleum reservoirs require linking of fluvial/flood processes to the longer term trends of climate change, regional uplift and sea level change.  These subject areas are fundamentally interdisciplinary.  Therefore we would particularly encourage Earth Scientists and Civil Engineers working on aspects of fluvial processes to join the meeting.

Over-abundance of water (flooding) and under-abundance of water (drought) are societal issues in many parts of the world that we wish to address, and we encourage world-wide case studies to be submitted.  These wider perspectives add both depth and context, allowing researchers focussed on one particular aspect of fluvial expertise to contribute to solutions for ongoing global challenges.
Session themes:

    Modern and Ancient River Sediment Structures
    Modern Rivers
    Flooding events and controls
    Water reservoirs, aquifer linkages
    Integrating Rain Rivers and Reservoirs - Sediment Production and Routing to Reservoirs

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/RainRiversReservoirs