Nearly 120 experts in water resources research from 21 countries came together from 14 to 18 October on the Belval Innovation Campus, to discuss pressing research needs in the light of global change increasingly impacting our water resources.
From 13th to 15th October LIST organised a workshop on ‘Hillslope Hydrology: Past, Present and Future’ – in partnership with the University of Luxembourg and Prof. Jeffrey J. McDonnell (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) –. Presentations and discussions focused on the current state-of-the-art in hillslope hydrology and the mechanisms behind fundamental hydrological functions of water collection, storage and release. Following up on tremendous progress made in the past decades in this field of research, the FNR-funded workshop allowed identifying and discussing top research priorities and pressing questions on rainfall-runoff transformation processes that the hydrological sciences community will have to tackle in the coming years.
From 16-18 October LIST also organised the 2019 edition of the ‘EGU Leonardo Conference Series on Earth's Hydrological Cycle’ – in partnership with the University of Luxembourg (Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The conference focused on ‘Global change, landscape ageing and the pulse of catchments’. Contributions and discussions covered catchment evolution conceptualisation (reconciliation of catchment and model complexity), as well as (re-)connection of experimental hydrology and hydrological modelling.
Both scientific events provided a forum to researchers from manifold and yet highly complementary fields to discuss new interdisciplinary avenues for overcoming pressing research challenges related to global change and its impacts on water resources all around the world.