- 29th April 2021
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: News
This year the European Geosciences Union General Assembly is hosting its annual conference virtually. A community of over 20,000 earth, planetary and space scientists will take part in this event being held from 19 to 30 April.
JBA’s Head of Hydrology, Duncan Faulkner, is attending a number of sessions in this year’s event and said:
The EGU conference is a fantastic annual opportunity to connect with the latest ideas in geoscience. Hydrology is a central theme of the conference and I’ve been enjoying an exhilarating schedule of presentations, short courses and lectures over this year’s virtual version of the conference.
Duncan has also co-authored a research paper being presented to the conference on Friday 30th April: Projecting future streamflow under changing climate and urban land cover in England and Wales.
The paper’s co-authors are Shasha Han and Louise Slater, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford; and Rob Wilby, Department of Geography and Environment, Loughborough University. Duncan told us:
This presentation describes ongoing research at the University of Oxford. We are collaborating with the Oxford team, providing guidance on the application of non-stationarity modelling of stream flow using information on drivers of change such as trends in climate or land cover. This approach provides one way of examining future scenarios of stream flow in a changing environment.
Registered participants can join the presentation in the HS2.4.2 session starting at 10:00 BST on Friday 30th April CO Meeting Organizer EGU21 (copernicus.org), with an opportunity to meet the authors from 10:45 BST onwards.
You can read the paper’s full Abstract here: CO Meeting Organizer EGU21 (copernicus.org)
It’s my first time at EGU since 1995, back in the days when it was known as the European Geophysical Society conference, a virtual version would have been unthinkable and people were probably more worried about the impending Millennium Bug than virus-borne diseases.
This year the conference organisers are tracking the amount of carbon saved by hosting a virtual event, which will help to shape future EGU events.
Want to know more?
Email Duncan Faulkner for more information about the research paper Projecting future streamflow under changing climate and urban land cover in England and Wales.