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Hydrology National Conference, November 2018 – hydrology and community involvement
This year, Ireland’s national hydrology conference has a theme of Hydrology and Community Involvement and will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at the Mullingar Park Hotel.
The conference will focus on the interaction between hydrology and communities. Interactive community engagement and involvement is crucial for the successful implementation of water policies and projects. Allowing all stakeholders to bring forth their concerns and opinions can lead to reduced delays and costs, improved design, and a higher level of acceptance amongst the community. Increasingly the idea of community based (citizen science) monitoring and observation networks is gaining acceptance for enhancing the design of water related projects. It is therefore important to highlight the mutual benefits that can be gained from the participation of communities in the hydrological design process.
This year’s conference is inviting submissions of papers/posters that highlight how communities are informing hydrology related policies and projects and the mutual benefits to be gained from working together. These topics can range from case studies, to practical applications of hydrological practices, to research focused projects. The closing date for submissions is Friday 27 July.
Full details are available here: Call for Papers – Irish National Hydrology Conference 2018