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The 31st Nordic Hydrological Conference - NHC2022:

Hydrology and Water-related Ecosystems

Welcome to the Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC2022)!

Place: Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinn, Estonia

Time: 15-18 August 2022

The 31st Nordic Hydrological Conference will be held at Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia. 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 the NHC2022 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 Hydrological Service in Estonia. 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. One of the aims of the conference is to increase the skills of early career researchers by organizing special courses and workshops for them. Following important themes will be covered: writing a scientific paper, isotope hydrology, communication, karst hydrology.


On behalf of the organizers of the NHC2022


Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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The Nordic Association for Hydrology 50 years anniversary


(Deadline extended to 1st Feb 2022)

Dear Fellow hydrologists. The Nordic Association for Hydrology (NHF turned 50 years in 2020. As one of the celebrating events, we invite for submissions of research-, review - and comment papers to be published in a special issue of Hydrology Research. If you want to submit a review- or comment paper, please contact the guest editor Kolbjørn Engeland ( The papers should be relevant for hydrology and water resources in the Nordic and Baltic countries, provide novel contribution to the science of hydrology and water management, including:

● surface and groundwater hydrology, including physical, chemical, biological, and ecological aspects,

● hydrological processes, hydrological extremes and the impact of anthropogenic change on hydrological systems,

● methodological innovation regarding hydrological observations, data analysis, modelling and management,

● hydrological analysis for the design, operation and management of engineered and natural water systems, and associated structures,

● insightful analysis and new approaches to linking hydrology with the social, economic and legal aspects of water resource management,

● innovative, integrated and holistic aspects of the water-energy-food nexus. Please make sure that your paper follows the author guide lines before submitting your paper directly to Hydrology Research’s peer review system (

Please note that:

1. When you submit your work to the journal for this special issue, you should select the article type "Special Issue Paper OA", and the submission category: 'NHF 50 years Special Issue'.

2. Papers not prepared according to instructions or not full-filling the journal requirements on scientific quality and style will be desk-rejected by the Editor or the Guest Editor and will not be reviewed.

Key dates:

Deadline for manuscript submission: 1st Feb 2022

Expected publication: March 2022 (accepted papers published online immediately and ahead of issue publication date).

Best regards, guest editors of the Special Issue:

Peter Bauer-Gottwein (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Kolbjørn Engeland (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate; Norway)

David Gustavsson (SMHI, Sweden)

Maris Klavins (University of Latvia, Latvia)

Harri Koivusalo (Aalto University, Finland)

Jurate Kriauciuniene (Lithuanian Energy Institute, Estonia)

Elve Lode (Tallinn University, Estonia)

Árni Snorrasson (Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland)

Linus Zhang (Lund University, Sweden)

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