November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Mullingar Park Hotel Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Irish National Hydrology Conference 2018

Hydrology & Community Involvement

First Announcement: Call for Papers & Posters


Introduction

The National Committees of the IHP/ICID invite you to Mullingar for the 19th National Hydrology Conference to be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at the Mullingar Park Hotel. This event is Ireland’s leading Conference devoted to Hydrology providing a unique forum for attendees to share policy developments, research results, and practical solutions to engineering hydrology issues.


Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s conference will focus on the interaction between hydrology and communities. Interactive community engagement and involvement is crucial for the successful implementation of water policies and projects. Allowing all stakeholders to bring forth their concerns and opinions can lead to reduced delays and costs, improved design, and a higher level of acceptance amongst the community. Increasingly the idea of community based (citizen science) monitoring and observation networks is gaining acceptance for enhancing the design of water related projects. It is therefore important to highlight the mutual benefits that can be gained from the participation of communities in the hydrological design process.
We would like to invite submissions of papers/posters that highlight how communities are informing hydrology related policies and projects and the mutual benefits to be gained from working together. These topics can range from case studies, to practical applications of hydrological practices, to research focused projects.

Whom Should Attend?

  • Local Authority Engineers and Planners
  • Engineering Consultants, Researchers, Hydrologists, Environmental
  • Engineers and Scientists
  • Policy makers from all relevant fields
  • Professionals involved with the implementation of the various EU water management Directives.

Conference Format

The programme will consist of oral presentation of papers with discussion, and a poster / display session. Participants are invited to contribute through posters and oral presentations.


Conference Booking & Costs

Demand for places at previous Conferences has been high. Places are allocated on a first-come basis, and pre-booking is essential (using the registration form on this page). The cost of attendance at the Conference is €125 per person(with a limited Student rate of €40), which includes a Book of Proceedings on USB key, refreshments and lunch. Invoices will be issued following receipt of registration forms requesting the reservation of a place. Receipts will only be issued upon demand.


Call for Papers

Participants willing to contribute to the Conference through the presentation of a paper should submit a short abstract (maximum 600 words). The abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat by Friday, 27th July. The organising committee will review the abstracts and inform the successful authors by Thursday, 30th August.


Call for Posters

Participants willing to contribute through the provision of a poster display should submit a short summary (maximum 300 words) of the project or topic. The deadlines for submissions and the review and acceptance format and dates are as per the call for papers above.


Conference Booking & Costs

Demand for places at previous Conferences has been high. Places are allocated on a first-come basis, and pre-booking is essential (using the registration form on this page). The cost of attendance at the Conference is €125 per person (with a limited Student rate of €40), which includes a Book of Proceedings on USB key, refreshments and lunch. Invoices will be issued following receipt of registration forms requesting the reservation of a place. Receipts will only be issued upon demand.


Conference Programme
The Programme for the Conference will be confirmed nearer the date. It is currently envisaged that the Conference will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Registration / Further Information
To register to attend the conference or to request further information, please complete the registration form and return (with payment to confirm a booking) to:


Contact:

IHP/ICID Secretariat,
Office of Public Works, Head Office,
Trim,
Co. Meath, Ireland.

Tel:  046 942 6737

E-mail:  nhc@opw.ie

All payments to be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

BIC – DABAIE2D

IBAN – IE91DABA95167890052841

Please send remittance to receipts@opw.ie and reference the National Hydrology Conference.

2018/11/20 10:00:00
SHARING IS CARING