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British Hydrological Society 14th National Symposium 8-10 Sep 2020

**Registration and submission of individual contributions opening later in January 2020**

The 14th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, BHS2020, will take place over three days from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th September 2020. The symposium located at Lancaster University (George Fox Building) will include field visits, demonstrations and talks in the Lake District (Cumbria) on Wednesday 9th September 2020.

The symposium will consist of a series of networking events and sessions organised in five themes across the three days. These themes will be:

  • Future hydrology
  • Floods & droughts
  • Natural flood management & partnership working
  • Ecohydrology & water quality
  • International hydrology

Submit your proposed contribution

We welcome your contribution (or contributions) in the form of an oral presentation, poster presentation (with or without short oral summary), computer demonstration or other interactive activities or demonstrations.

Submission of each contribution will be open from Friday 17th January 2020. To submit your proposed contribution(s), please click the following link:

Submit an individual contribution

This links to an online form where you may paste the title and summary of your proposed presentation together with your preferred session within one of the themes etc. You will receive an automated email to confirm your submission. We will inform you of the acceptance status of this submission shortly after the closing date of 11:30pm Thursday 30th April 2020. You are welcome to submit multiple contributions, but please submit each separately by reconnecting to the same link on this BHS2020 web page.

Register for BHS2020

Registration for the 14th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, BHS2020, will open later in January 2020. Registration and associated payment will be via credit card on a dedicated webpage of the secure Lancaster University Online Store:

Register for BHS2020 (1-3 days) – available from later in January 2020

There will be an Early Bird Registration fee for payments made up to 31st July 2020, with three fee categories: Student/retired BHS member, ordinary BHS member, and non-member. Preferential daily rates apply to those attending all three symposium days.

If you would like to join the British Hydrological Society to obtain a preferential rate at BHS2020 or other BHS meetings throughout the year, please click the following link to find out more:

How to join BHS and the benefits

The BHS annual subscription fee is £30, with concessionary rates available.

Late registrations for BHS2020 (at a higher fee) will be available for bookings made between 1st August to 4th September 2020, though space in the transport to Cumbria on 9th Sept 2020 may not be available at this later stage.

Registration includes the costs of the venue hire at Lancaster University and base in Cumbria, BHS2020 paperwork, Wi-Fi access, parking, refreshments during the sessions, coach transport from the LU campus to the base and visit locations in Cumbria. En suite accommodation (with breakfast), evening meals and BHS2020 Dinner are booked separately.

Book your campus B&B, evening meals and BHS2020 Dinner

Bed and breakfast accommodation will be available for symposium attendees and guests on the Lancaster University campus at an economical rate. You may select B&B accommodation for 1 to 4 nights from the evening of Monday 7th September to the morning of Friday 11th September 2020. Registered participants (and their guests) may book an evening meal (for a range of dietary requirements) for the evening of the 7th, 8th and 10th September 2020. The BHS2020 Dinner will take place on the evening Wednesday 9th September 2020; also booked separately. Guests of registered participants welcome.

Book campus B&B, evening meals and BHS2020 Dinner – available from later in Jan 2020


As a service to the symposium participants, we will have dedicated spaces for exhibitors at BHS2020. If you are a consultancy firm, equipment supplier, publisher or another type of institution (e.g., university, environmental charity) we can provide table space and space for self-supporting posters. There will be no charge to exhibitors for this space, but the individual exhibitor will need to register for BHS2020 (see above). If you are interested in exhibiting your services, publications, equipment etc. at BHS2020, please contact us via bhs2020@lancaster.ac.uk before 1st July 2020 adding to the subject box ‘BHS2020 Exhibitor.’

Any questions?

Please direct any questions about BHS2020 to bhs2020@lancaster.ac.uk

BHS2020 Organising Committee

  • Nick Chappell (BHS President and local organiser, Lancaster University)
  • Keith Beven (local organiser, Lancaster University)
  • Ali Birkett (local organiser, Lancaster University)
  • Peter Ede (BHS Past President, Mott MacDonald)
  • Celia Kirby (BHS Technical Secretary)
  • Kate Heppell (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Michael Pollock (EML Ltd)
  • Ian Littlewood (British Hydrological Society)

NAC 07/01/2020 update