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The Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC2020)

Hydrology and Water-related Ecosystems


Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, 10-13 August 2020



Welcome to the Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC2020)!


After every two years, The Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC) takes place in a different member country. NHF will come to Tallinn (August 2020) to celebrate two special events - the 50th Year Anniversary of the Nordic Association for Hydrology and 100 Years of Hydrological Service in Estonia. Normally a three-day conference will be a day longer at this time, in order to accommodate special courses and workshops for early career researchers, but also a mini-conference for the local community, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. So the first day of the conference is dedicated to the 100 years of Hydrological Service in Estonia and will be held in Estonian language and it is open for all who are interested. The conference will be promoted among different target-audiences (private and public sector) to encourage discussion between different societal groups and bring water-related questions to the minds of the public.


As NHC2020 main topic will be “Hydrology and Water-related Ecosystems” it will offer a great opportunity to discuss not only strictly hydrological questions but also about water as the basis of our whole existence and warrant for human well-being. Functioning water cycle and clean water are one of the most important ecosystem services we have. The NHC2020 will be an excellent venue for dissemination of scientific results and practical applications of hydrological research. But also for sharing and accumulating new knowledge between different institutions. Conference theme reflects key challenges in contemporary hydrological knowledge, water management and corresponding decision-making in the world. Expected discussion topics will focus on relationships between water and ecosystem in different spatial and temporal scales; where are the limits of survival of water-related ecosystems and how are they reflected in the quantity or quality of water environment; and what are the benefits of those ecosystems? Also, discussions related to the development of operational policy at the regional and district level of land planning, planning of foreshore areas etc. are expected.


Additional information:

Tiit Vaasma - vaasma@tlu.ee