At the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, IAHS, Bureau meeting last December, the new IAHS ‘Working Group on the History of Hydrology’ was established.
The new Working Group will aim to make contributions in the following areas:
– to provide a central repository for information on the History of Hydrology with liaison, links
and metadata on the existing initiatives and copies or links to important historical papers from multiple countries,
– to encourage more international contributions from countries that are not currently well
represented in existing resources, including the identification of important historical papers
from those countries,
– to encourage documentation of the contributions of female hydrologists (including interviews with late career female hydrologists),
– to encourage documentation of the histories of experimental catchments where important
advances in understanding of hydrological processes have been made,
– to encourage documentation of the histories of hydrological models and the people who
worked with them, and
– to provide a mechanism for documenting the history of projects representing good practice in sustainable hydrology for societies under change, building on the Case Studies in Panta Rhei.
The initial establishment of the Working Group has been by means of personal contacts but if you would like to get involved in the Working Group then please send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. A special session on the History of Hydrology will be held on occasion of the IUGG General Assembly 2023 in Berlin, Germany.
By Christophe Cudennec, IAHS Secretary General
This post was culled from an IUGG newsletter.