PGR Catchment Science Summer School



Dates: August 30- September 4, 2020
Location: University of Birmingham UK

Dear Colleague: 
I am delighted to advertise the 11th Annual Catchment Science Summer School.

The course will be run virtually from Aug 30-Sep 4, 2020. It is designed for PhD students and postdocs in catchment science. The course is taught by me, Chris Soulsby, Jan Seibert, Ilja van Meerveld, David Hannah, Stefan Krause and many others. It is co-hosted by the University of Birmingham and the University of Aberdeen, University of Zurich, TU Berlin and the Global Institute for Water Security.

 Enrolment is limited to 30 and is on a first come, first served basis. We’ve had to turn students away each year so early registration is suggested for those interested. Students from across Europe (and elsewhere) are invited to attend.

Jeff McDonnell 

Course Overview 

The Catchment Science Summer School is a 5-day short course that is intended for post-graduate students and post-docs interested in a hands-on catchment science curriculum, focusing on northern catchments, runoff processes and combined hydrometric, isotope/chemical tracer and modeling techniques in catchment hydrology. The learning objectives for this short course are to understand:

  • Rainfall-runoff processes
  • Rainfall-runoff model development, use, and testing
  • Hydrochemical and isotopic measurement and analyses
  • Linking field experiments with modeling approaches
  • Evolution of empirical and theoretical understanding of runoff processes
  • Landscape analysis, land-use and climate change impacts on streamflow 

Enrollment in the class is limited to 30 students. Our aim is for a hands-on course experience with a low student-teacher ratio.

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