Symposium on “The Effects of Global Change On Floods, Fluvial Geomorphology and Related Hazards”

Venue: Potsdam, Germany
Date: 6-8 March 2017

The international Symposium will be held in Potsdam from 6-8 March 2017. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers from several disciplines as hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, geography, economy (and any other related discipline) to discuss the effects of global change over the river system in relation with floods. We try to improve our understanding of how rivers are likely to evolve as a result of global change and hence address the associated hazards of that fluvial environmental change concerning flooding. The symposium will be organized by means of invited talks given by prominent experts, oral lectures, poster sessions and discussion sessions for each individual topic. A review/opinion paper from the discussion sessions will be elaborated. Moreover, selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a Special Issue in an International SCI Journal.

Four main topics will be addressed:

  • T1: Modelling global change (i.e. climate and land-use) at relevant spatial (regional, local) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
  • T2: Measuring and modelling river floods from the hydrological, sediment transport (both suspended and bedload) and channel morphology points ofview at different spatial (from the catchment to the reach) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
  • T3: Evaluation and assessment of current and future river flooding hazards and risks in a global change perspective.
  • T4: Catchment management to face river floodsin a changing world.


Contributions of up to 300-500 words, including title, authors name, affiliations, and contact must be send to before 30 November 2016. Letters of acceptance/rejection will be send to the main author before 15 December 2016.


The number of participants is limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. The symposium fee will be at around EUR 150 (15% of discount for IAHRmembers). It will include all the symposium documentation, coffee-breaks and lunches and is non-refundable. Registration must be done via email to:

Deadline for abstract submission is November 30th 2016.

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