First call: The 31st Nordic Hydrological Conference NHC2020, 10-13 August 2020 at Tallinn

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Place: Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinn, Estonia
Time: 10-13 August 2020

The first announcement

Welcome to the Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC2020)!

The 31st Nordic Hydrological Conference will be held at Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia. The welcome reception, conference dinner and the walking tour will all take place in Tallinn. Tallinn University is located 500 metres from the UNESCO Heritage Site Tallinn Old Town and some hundred metres from the Baltic Sea as well as from one of the biggest urban recreational parks in Estonia – Kadriorg. 
The  main topic of NHC2020 is going to be “Hydrology and Water-related Ecosystems”. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for dissemination of scientific results and practical applications of hydrological research. Conference theme reflects the 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 ecological boundaries for preservation of water-related ecosystems and how are they reflected in the quantitative and qualitative indicators of water environment; and what are the benefits of those ecosystems? Also, discussions related to the development of operational policy at the regional and local level of land planning, planning of foreshore areas etc. are expected. See the main themes here. In Tallinn we will celebrate two special events – the 50th Year Anniversary of the Nordic Association for Hydrology and 100 Years of Hydrometeorological Service in Estonia. The usual 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. The first day of the conference is dedicated to the 100 years of Hydrometeorological Service in Estonia and will be held in Estonian language and it is open for all who are interested. 

On behalf of the organizers of the NHC2020

Institute of Ecology at Tallinn University
Additional information:
  Jaanus Terasmaa
Tiit Vaasma
Elve Lode
Jana Põldnurk