Rain Rivers Reservoirs, The Geological Society Conference, Edinburgh

27 - 29 September, 2016

Venue address:

Edinburgh Conference Centre
Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
Join us on this four day event.
Join us on this four day event.

About this event

A Geological Society four-day conference, including field trips, supported by ICE.

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 Sao 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. Overabundance 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 on-going global challenges.

They 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 a poster presentation. Please send your abstract, maximum 400 words, to Georgina Worrall (georgina.worrall@geolsoc.org.uk), no later than Friday, 29 April 2016.

Full details of the Rain River Reservoirs conference and how to book attendance are on the Geological Society’s own website.

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