At any given moment, there will probably be a hydrology-related conference held somewhere in the world. Listed below are a few conferences we particularly like.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly: Attracting more than 11,000 scientists from around the world, this is one of the world’s largest geoscience-based conferences, and is usually held every April in Vienna, Austria. Topics range from volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources. The Hydrological Sciences stream is usually well-attended, with some of the world’s most prominent hydrological scientists attending on an annual basis.
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Not to be outdone, the AGU is the world’s largest such conference, attracting over 22,000 delegates each year. It is usually held in December, and covers many of the same themes and topics as the EGU. Are you an AGU person or an EGU person? Perhaps you should try both and find out!
The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society also runs a regular conference, focusing on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific. Typically with a turnout of over 1000 delegates, the forthcoming AOGS conference will be held in Sapporo, Japan in July 2014.
The Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) hosts regular conferences and workshops on a range of topics related to hydrology and climate science. A list of meetings is provided here. The next international scientific conference will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, in July 2014.
The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) is a regular organiser of conferences. See their calendar for a list of upcoming conferences. For the statistically-inclined, the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (STAYH), a sub-committee of the IAHS, organises occasional specialised conferences, with the most recent one having been held in Kos, Greece.
The Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) Society of Australia And New Zealand hosts a conference approximately every two years. The conference focuses on the application of quantitative methods to manage practical problems in industry, science, the environment and economics, with hydrological modelling always well represented in the program.
The Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS) is an Australian conference that is held every 18 months. It is hosted by Engineers Australia, and its National Committee on Water Engineering, and addresses topics related to hydrology, water engineering and water resources management. Typically the conference attracts around 200-300 delegates, from across industry, government and academia.