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Upcoming Events

3rd International Conference on Snow Hydrology (SnowHydro 2022)

01/02/2022 04/02/2022

Conferences 2022

Event location

2 Rue de la Papeterie
Saint-Martin-d'Hères, 38402

Storage and release of water from seasonal snowcovers and glaciers constitute critical components of the hydrological cycle in many parts of the world, affecting water availability, vegetation patterns, ecosystems, and weather. Measuring, modelling and understanding the processes that control deposition and ablation dynamics of snow provide ample research challenges, especially in complex mountainous terrain. SnowHydro 2022 provides an exceptional opportunity to discuss recent advances in all aspects of snow hydrology in a dedicated conference setting, including snow cover processes, distribution dynamics, model development, data assimilation, operational snowmelt forecasting, remote sensing of snow, climate change effects on snow water resources, snow vegetation interactions, and ecohydrology. It is the event to meet your international peers and exchange latest ideas in a focused and informal setting. 

Following on from the two previous meetings, SnowHydro 2018 in Heidelberg and SnowHydro 2020 in Bolzano, SnowHydro 2022 will take place in Saint-Martin d'Hères near Grenoble, France. Located in the foothills of the Alps and not far from the famous Mont-Blanc, Grenoble boasts no less than three research institutes involved in snow and glacier hydrology research, providing an ideal setting for international researchers to gather. An excursion will take participants on a tour to Chamonix Mont-Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi cable car!

Format: in-person meeting if COVID-19 conditions permitting. We greatly value networking via informal discussions and the exchange of ideas throughout the conference, and will only consider a virtual format if required.

Program: days #1 to #3 will feature dedicated oral and poster sessions related to the above topics, with no concurrent sessions. An optional field excursion on day #4 will be organized.

Adjoint event: the annual meeting of the local glacier-snow-permafrost section of the French Hydrotechnics Society (SHF) will be held as part of SnowHydro 2022, with specific permafrost and glacier topics integrated into the program on day #3 (a separate announcement will follow).

Excursion: an excursion on day #4 will take you to Chamonix and the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car with a fantastic view on Mont-Blanc and its glaciers!

Venue: hosted by the Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE), the conference will take place in the historic building of the institute on Saint-Martin d'Hères campus near Grenoble, France.

Call for abstracts: submission of abstracts opens on September 1st. The program will be announced and the registration opened on November 1st. This tight timeline is intentional to have a better understanding of the COVID-19 conditions at that time to allow adjustments of the meeting format if necessary.

Organizers: SnowHydro 2022 is jointly organized by the International Commission on Snow and Ice Hydrology (ICSIH) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and the local research institutes in Grenoble involved with snow hydrology, which are the Centre d’Etudes de la Neige (CEN), the Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement (IGE), and the Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE).

Important dates
Aug-1 2021: first circular / save the date
Sep-1 2021: second circular / call for abstracts / submission of abstracts opens
Oct-15 2021: submission of abstracts ends
Nov-1 2021: program will be announced / registration starts
Dec-31 2021: registration ends
Feb-1 2022: begin of conference

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