SnowHydro – International Conference on Snow Hydrology

SnowHydro Motivation

12. – 15. February 2018 at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg (Germany)

Registration and abstract submission is now open

Registration for the SnowHydro Conference

Aims of the Conference

The purpose of the SnowHydro conference is to present recent research findings in all areas of snow hydrology, to facilitate scientific discussions and to provide opportunities for collaboration and cooperation. The conference shall attract scientists, students and other professionals with different geographic origin and scientific background. The participation of early career researchers is positively encouraged. The organizing committee will strive as far as possible for a balance with respect to senior and junior scientist in the conference’s sessions.


We welcome contributions on all aspects of snow and hydrology, with emphasis on the following specific topics:

  • remote sensing of snow properties
  • experimental research and new measurement techniques
  • spatial variability of snow
  • snow-vegetation interaction
  • snow data assimilation for modelling purposes
  • the prediction of snow melt and runoff
  • simulation models of snow, model comparisons
  • snow in semi-arid environments
  • climate change, snow conditions and water supply
  • teaching concepts in snow hydrology
Scientific Sessions

The scientific sessions of the SnowHydro conference will be oriented towards the specific topics mentioned above. However, the organizing committee decided that the sessions should be mainly driven by the scientific community. Proposals for sessions are therefore invited. They should be submitted to:

no later than 30 September 2017 and include the following information: session title and short description of expected contents, proposers name, affiliation and e-mail address, as well as proposed convener name(s) and affiliation

Registration and Call for Contributions

Please register at the conference webpage:

For abstract submission use Word or a plain text file to compile the abstract (title, author(s), affiliation(s) of author(s), and abstract text). Your abstract text should have 100–500 words. Clearly indicate your preference for poster or for oral presentation. There is no guarantee that an oral preference can be realized. Please note that accepted speakers and poster presenters have to register for the conference.

Important Dates
early bird registration ends 31 August 2017
scientific session proposals 30 September 2017
abstract submission ends 15 November 2017
registration for the excursion 15 December 2017
notification of acceptance 10 January 2018
conference programme online 1 February 2018
Registration Fees

Early bird (ends 31 August 2017): 250,-- Euro
Regular: 270,-- Euro
Young scientists* (students, PhD students): 190,-- Euro
The conference fee includes participation in all sessions, digital book of abstracts, coffee/tea and snacks, lunch, conference dinner, guided city tour and a public transportation ticket
* proof to be shown upon registration or at the registration desk


On 15 February 2018 a one day excursion heads to the Black Forest (snow cover development, snow monitoring, winter tourism, National Parc etc.). The cost is 50,-- Euro which includes bus transport, documentary and lunch. Please indicate upon registration if participation is desired.

Scientific Committee
  • John Faulkner Burkhart, University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Sergey Chalov, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Chunyu Dong, University of California Los Angeles (USA)
  • Abror Gafurov, GFZ Potsdam (Germany)
  • Jakob Garvelmann, IMK-IFU Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
  • Simon Gascoin, CESBIO Toulouse (France)
  • Richard Kelly, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Vsevolod Moreydo, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • Juraj Parajka, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
  • Denis Ruelland, HydroSciences Montpellier (France)
  • Stefan Wunderle, University of Bern (Switzerland)
Organizing Committee

The conference is organized by the Professorship of Hydrology and Climatology at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University. Contact:
Responsible organizers:

  • Lucas Menzel, Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • Verena Maurer, Heidelberg University (Germany)

Heidelberg University, campus Im Neuenheimer Feld, lecture hall building 252

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the German Hydrological Society (DHG) and the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE). Photo credits: Lucas Menzel



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