Welcome to our blog!

Hi there and welcome to our new blog site for the Water Sciences Group at the University of Birmingham. We are a group of researchers who are interested in all things watery from ecology to water chemistry to hydrology and on! We hope that this page will be a place where we can discuss issues and advances in the science, provide some details of the research that we are doing and keep everyone informed of conferences, publications and such like that are coming up. Please feel free to post as much or as little as you want.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Job Vacancy: Environmental Chemist

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Friday, 2 September 2011

Upcoming Conference

Hydroecological tools for  river basin planning

20 September 2011

Room NG08, Biosciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

The aim of this meeting is to demonstrate practical applications of recent research in the new and fast-field of Hydroecology, and illustrate their utility for river basin planning. This forward-looking  meeting  will  encourage  dialogue  between  hydrologists,  looking,  for example, at mismatches in spatial and temporal resolution of datasets, models, scales of enquiry and process understanding in this area, emphasising the importance of the interrelationships between  river morphology  and  habitat,  as  well  as  between  ecology  and hydrology.

Individual sessions will  include examples of how an environmental  flow perspective can enhance river basin planning, and practical problems in their application (for example, to heavily modified water bodies). The meeting will consider where  future work should be directed, and progress  towards achieving  the Water Framework Directive  (2000)  target date of 2015 for inland and coastal waters to reach good ecological status.

Who should attend? The meeting will bring together a good mix of scientists, engineers, water managers,  regulators,  consultants  and  policy-makers  from  universities,  research institutes, the water industry, the Environment Agency and DEFRA. The meeting will alsocontribute towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

For Further Details please go to Conference details