The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 5 No. 7 (July 1, 2005)
This short, informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. Past issues are posted on the IUGG Web site. Please forward this message to those who will benefit from the information. Your comments are welcome.
The Academy of Sciences, the IUGG Adhering Body for Albania, became a member in 1997 but had remained in Associate Status because there was no possibility to pay the annual dues. However, Dr. Eduard Sulstarova, President of the National Committee for IUGG for Albania, recently announced that they were ready to begin the payment of dues, now received. We are pleased to welcome Albania as a new voting member of IUGG. Scientists from Albania are now eligible to hold office in IUGG and all of our Associations.
The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) held its Scientific Assembly "Freshwater : Sustainability within Uncertainty" at Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) from April 3 to April 9, 2005. This Assembly, jointly organized with the ABRH (Associação Brasileira de Resursos Hidricos), was attended by 459 people from 56 countries. Generous funding from UNESCO, WMO and IAEA enabled the Organizing Committee to support the participation of about 50 scientists from countries in need.
During this Assembly the Presidency of the Association was transferred from Prof. Kuni Takeuchi (Japan) to Dr. Arthur Askew (Australia). The International Hydrology Prize 2005 was presented to Prof. Gert Schulz from Germany for his contribution to Hydrology during his whole career. The Tison Award, rewarding a young hydrologist for an outstanding paper published by IAHS Press, was presented to Dr. Francis Chiew (Australia) for 2004 and to Dr. F. Sheng Yue (China) for 2005.
Seven Symposia were held on the following topics : Sediment Budgets; Sustainable Water Management Solutions for Large Cities; Groundwater Resources Sustainability Indicators; Dynamics and Biogeochemistry of River Corridors and Wetlands; Contribution from Glaciers and Snow Cover to Runoff from Mountains; Regional Hydrologic Impacts of Climatic Variability and Change; and Prediction in Ungauged Basins. Seven workshops were organized on Hydrology 2020: What shall we target now?; Hydrological Basis of Dam Safety with Respect to Floods; Andean Glaciology; Model Parameter Estimation (MOPEX-5); Transferring Hydrological Data Across Scales; Land-use and Water Quality Relationships in Ungauged Basins; and Isotope Tracers and Remote Sensing Techniques for Assessing Water Cycle Variability. Six proceedings volumes were pre-published by IAHS Press.
Article contributed by P. Hubert, IAHS Secretary General
The internet servers at the office of the Secretariat experienced problems during late May and early June. If you did not receive the June 1 edition of the IUGG E-Journal, it can be downloaded from the IUGG website (www.IUGG.org). All past issues of the E-Journal are archived under Publications. Or, if you send a message to email@example.com, we will be glad to resend it to you. The Table of Contents of the June issue was 1. Meeting Report from the IAVCEI Assembly in Pucón, Chile 2. FAGS becomes CAGS 3. IGY+50 Developments 4. ICSU News 5. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June - August 2005
The Proceedings of the 2003 Tsunami Symposium at the Sapporo General Assembly are now in print (Springer Publishing Company). As requested by the Chair of the IASPEI/IAVCEI/ IAPSO Tsunami Commission, Dr. Kenji Satake, IUGG purchased 73 copies for the Tsunami Warning Centers in the Pacific. They will be distributed at a meeting of the TWCs during the IASPEI Assembly in Chile in October.
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The present Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is retiring by 1 January 2000 and applicants for his successor are being sought. The office of the Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. Qualifications include considerable knowledge of international Arctic research, insight in Arctic problems and policy issues, and relevant experience in science management and administration. Information about IASC is available at www.iasc.no and a full job description can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications are due by 8 July 2005.
A calendar of meetings of interest to IUGG disciplines (especially those organized or sponsored by IUGG Associations) is posted on the IUGG Web Site [ www.iugg.org ]. Specific information about these meetings, including web links, can be found there. Individual Associations also list more meetings on their web sites appropriate to their disciplines.
June 27 - July 1, 2005
July 3 - July 6, 2005
July 7 - July 8, 2005
July 9 - July 16, 2005
July 18 - July 29, 2005
July 20 - July 22, 2005
August 2 - August 11, 2005
August 10 - August 12, 2005
August 21 - August 27, 2005
August 22 - August 25, 2005
August 23 - August 25, 2005
August 24 - August 27, 2005
September 5 - September 7, 2005
September 6 - September 10, 2005
September 7 - September 9, 2005
September 7 - September 10, 2005
September 8 - September 14, 2005
September 9 - September 11, 2005
September 11 - September 17, 2005
September 12 - September 13, 2005
September 12 - September 15, 2005
September 12 - September 16, 2005
September 14 - September 16, 2005
September 14 - September 19, 2005
September 17 - September 23, 2005
September 19 - September 25, 2005
Advance attention is directed to the IASPEI Association Assembly in 2005:
October 2 - 8, 2005
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