International Symposium on "The effects of global change on floods, fluvial geomorphology and related hazards in mountainous rivers"

The international Symposium will be held in Potsdam from 6-8 March 2017. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers from several disciplines as hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, geography, economy (and any other related discipline) to discuss the effects of global change over the river system in relation with floods. We try to improve our understanding of how rivers are likely to evolve as a result of global change and hence address the associated hazards of that fluvial environmental change concerning flooding. The symposium will be organized by means of invited talks given by prominent experts, oral lectures, poster sessions and discussion sessions for each individual topic. A review/opinion paper from the discussion sessions will be elaborated. Moreover, selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a Special Issue in an International SCI Journal.

Four main topics will be addressed:

  • T1: Modelling global change (i.e. climate and land-use) at relevant spatial (regional, local) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
  • T2: Measuring and modelling river floods from the hydrological, sediment transport (both suspended and bedload) and channel morphology points ofview at different spatial (from the catchment to the reach) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
  • T3: Evaluation and assessment of current and future river flooding hazards and risks in a global change perspective.
  • T4: Catchment management to face river floodsin a changing world.


Contributions of up to 300-500 words, including title, authors name, affiliations, and contact must have been sent to jalopezuni-potsdamde before 23 December 2016. Letters of acceptance/rejection were sent to the main author before 31st January 2017.


Registration is now closed. The number of participants is limited to 50. 


Our workshop will be held at the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm. Participants can choose from a wide variety of accommodation from hotel, hostel and guest rooms in Potsdam or even Berlin. There is one hotel within walking distance to the university Campus Golm. The campus is accessible with public transport by bus and train. The train takes you to Potsdam main station in 10 min. Below is a small list of recommended hotels.

Please note that there will be a large exhibition (ITB Berlin) at the same time which might complicate finding a place to stay in the city centre of Potsdam. Please book well in advance!

Landhotel Potsdam (within walking distance to the University Campus Golm) 

NH Hotel Potsdam 

Mercure Hotel Potsdam 

Hotel Am Luisenplatz 

Bed and Breakfast am Luisenplatz 

Remise Blumberg



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