HydroEco'2015 International Conference in Austria
The unifying theme is the interaction between groundwater and (or) surface water and ecological systems. A typical example is the hyporheic zone in riparian areas, where the ecological system interacts with water and chemical flows between surface water, groundwater and unsaturated soil zone.
The aim of this fifth HydroEco conference – after the 4 previous meetings, in Czech Republic in 2006, in Austria in 2009 and 2011, and in France in 2013 – is fourfold:
i) to present new findings and approaches on interactions between hydrology and ecology;
ii) to promote interdisciplinary interactions on water related issues between hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology and ecology;
iii) to explore advances in monitoring, modelling and predicting dynamics of hydroecological processes; and,
iv) to discuss management approaches and applications to tackle environmental issues, including engineering measures for ecosystem preservation and restoration of ecologically valuable environments.