Call for Papers for Rain Rivers Reservoirs


Call For Abstracts – Rain, Rivers & Reservoirs

Date: 27-29 September 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Conference Centre


The science of rain, rivers and reservoirs spans from ‘clear gold’ water to ‘black gold’ oil.  Following in the footsteps of the successful first Rain, Rivers and Reservoirs workshop in São Paulo, Brazil in September 2015, this workshop will bring together geoscientists and civil engineers with different backgrounds to generate new interdisciplinary approaches to key problems in our adjacent subject areas.

Modern flooding, erosion and deposition, through to geological preservation of fluvial aquifers and petroleum reservoirs require linking of fluvial/flood processes to the longer term trends of climate change, regional uplift and sea level change.  These subject areas are fundamentally interdisciplinary.  Therefore we would particularly encourage Earth Scientists and Civil Engineers working on aspects of fluvial processes to join the meeting.

Over-abundance of water (flooding) and under-abundance of water (drought) are societal issues in many parts of the world that we wish to address, and we encourage world-wide case studies to be submitted.  These wider perspectives add both depth and context, allowing researchers focussed on one particular aspect of fluvial expertise to contribute to solutions for ongoing global challenges.

Session themes

  • Modern and ancient river sediment structures
  • Modern rivers
  • Flooding events and controls
  • Water reservoirs, aquifer linkages
  • Integrating rain, rivers and reservoirs – sediment production and routing to reservoirs

Call for Abstracts
We welcome both oral and poster abstract contributions for this meeting, reviewing all aspects of rain, rivers and reservoirs research, as related to modern and ancient fluvial systems, from authors who would like to be considered for a slot in the programme or poster presentation.

Please send your abstract, maximum 400 words, to Georgina Worrall, no later than Friday 6 May 2016

Field Trip

Pre Conference Field Trip – Monday 26 September 2016

Old Red Sandstone (Arbroath/Stonehaven) and South Esk River, Glen Cova

Field trip leaders: Adrian Hartley (University of Aberdeen) and Andy Gardiner (Heriot-Watt University)

Post Conference Field Trip – Friday 30 September 2016
Spirelacks Abandoned Surface Coal Mine, Ayrshire: Carboniferous Geology, Ancient and Modern Water Issues

Field trip leaders: Graham Leslie (BGS) and Dom Tatum (Heriot-Watt University)

Registration and further conference details

For further details about the conference, including information on how to register, please visit the conference webpage.

Patrick Corbett (Heriot-Watt University)
Helen Reeves (BGS)
Gareth Pender (Heriot-Watt University)
Adrian Hartley (University of Aberdeen)
Hugh Sinclair (University of Edinburgh)
Daniel Barreto (Napier University)
Arjan Reesink (University of Southampton)
Chris Hackney (University of Southampton)
Adebayo Adeloye (Heriot-Watt University)
Jaan Pu (University of Bradford)
Qiuhua Liang (University of Newcastle)
Ryan Periera (University of Newcastle)
Mingfu Guan (University of Leeds)
John Simmons (Consultant)

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