With the patronage of:
International Union of Geodesy and GeophysicsEuropean Geosciences UnionDepartment DICAM - University of Bologna Panta RheiItalian Hydrological Society

Evolving Water Resources Systems - Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water - Society Interactions

Object and Themes

The conference aims to bring together experts from different countries and expertises in a stimulating environment to present research ideas and results to bring hydrology into the future by reaching an improved connection with society. Therefore, the conference will represent a key step to provide a first summary of the relevant reserch activity that is being carried out on the theme of hydrology and society and will be an opportunity to discuss the next editorial activities planned on the subject.

The conference is framed within the the Panta Rhei research initiative of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and will constitute an important benchmark for water resources management during the Scientific Decade 2013-2022.

The symposium will focus on water resources assessment and management in a changing environment and therefore will particularly concentrate on the two ways interaction between water and society. Water resources systems, catchment hydrology, eco-hydrology, groundwater hydrology, water security and socio-hydrology will be the driving themes.
Conference proceedings will be published in an IAHS Red Book (ISI indexed) that will be issued before the symposium.


  1. Hydrological processes in a changing environment: Coping with uncertainties
  2. Floods, droughts and water risks in a changing socio-hydrological context: Feedbacks between water resources and social systems
  3. Water resources: Monitoring, integrated management and assessment
  4. Hydro-economics and optimization of water resources systems: changing boundary conditions, targets and criteria of water management