Keynote Speakers


Keith SmettemProfessor Keith Smettem

Professor Keith Smettem is based at University of Western Australia. His research interests cover Ecohydrology, Hydrology, Soil Physics and Environmental Engineering.

Nancy-GrimmProfessor Nancy Grimm

Professor Nancy Grimm will be joining us from Arizona State University where she is a Professor of Ecology and Senior Sustainability Scientist.  Professor Grimm studies the interaction of Climate variation and change, human activities, and ecosystems. She regularly collaborates with hydrologists, engineers, geologists, chemists, sociologist, geographers and anthropologists.

Hjalmar LaudonProfessor Hjalmar Laudon

Hjalmar Laudon is a Professor at the Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry Unit at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. His research focuses on biogeochemical and hydrological processes in the boreal forest landscape.  Hjalmar is currently leading the Krycklan Catchment Study.

Glenn WattsDr Glenn Watts

Dr Glenn Watt works in the Evidence Directorate of the Environmental Agency.  One of Glenn’s research interests is in climate change impacts and adaption in the water sector, particularly concentrating on water supply and drought management.

Michael McClainProfessor Michael McClain

Prof McClain is Chair Professor of Ecohydrology and Head of the Hydrology and Water Resources Chair Group.  His research focuses on catchment hydrology and water quality, flow-ecology relationships, environmental flows and land-water interactions. 

Steven LoheideAssociate Professor Steven Loheide

Steven Loheide will be joining us from the University of Wisconsin where he is an Associate Professor.  Steven’s research interests cover ecohydrology, Hydrogeology, river restoration, remote sensing and many more.

Angela GurnellProfessor Angela Gurnell

Professor Angela Gurnell works at Queen Mary University of London. Her research interests are at the interface between hydrology, geomorphology and plant ecology, with particular emphasis on the morphodynamics and sustainable management of rivers and their margins. Angela’s current research is pursuing three main research themes: (i) interactions between vegetation and fluvial processes; (ii) the hydroecological characteristics of urban rivers; (iii) improving the science underpinning river restoration

chris soulsbyProfessor Christopher Soulsby

Professor Soulsby is the Chair in Hydrology at University of Aberdeen.  Christopher is also the Associate Editor at Hydrological Processes and on the Editorial Board of Journal of Hydrology and Hydrology & Earth System Sciences. 

Merritt R TuretskyDr Merritt R Turetsky

Dr Turetsky is an ecosystem ecologist interested in plant ecology and biogeochemistry.  Merritt’s research centres on ecosystem analysis, with emphasis on the interactions between soil, water, plants, and the atmosphere that control biological communities  and the cycling of nutrients.


Larsen 2Assistant Professor Laurel Larsen

Laurel Larsen is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for Physical Geography at Berkeley.  Laurel focuses on hydroecology, landscape dynamics, complex environmental systems and environmental restoration. 


 Jeffrey-McDonnell-2016-150X200   Professor Jeffery McDonnell

Jeffery McDonnell is a Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainability at University of Saskatchewan.  His research interests include watershed hydrology, runoff processes and modelling, isotope hydrology and hydrological theory.   


Steven GorelickProf. Steve Gorelick

Steven M. Gorelick is the Cyrus F. Tolman Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University  and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. He directs the Global Freshwater Initiative with past and active projects in India, Mexico, Vietnam, and Jordan. Dr. Gorelick has published extensively in the areas of groundwater management, water resources vulnerability in developing regions, optimal remediation design, hydrogeophysics, ecohydrology, and global oil supply and demand.