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International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology

20–24 May 2019, Vienna, Austria

Symposium on Isotope Hydrology 2019

The 15th symposium will aim to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among water and environment professionals from developed and developing countries in order to advance the understanding, collaboration and capabilities to respond to the rapidly changing global environment.


The objectives of the symposium are to review recent contributions of isotope tracers and other geochemical tools in advancing the understanding of hydrological processes in a changing environment; to review recent developments in the approaches and methods based on isotopes in climate studies and related fields; and to assess research, analytical and training requirements to meet the challenges of understanding the consequences and impact of climate change.


  • Spatial isotope patterns to understand hydrological processes
  • Water balance modelling and hydrological processes
  • Synthesis of isotope data to identify emerging water quality/quantity issues
  • Isotopes in precipitation modelling and palaeoclimate reconstruction
  • Groundwater dating and palaeohydrology
  • Environmental/climate change and impact on water resources
  • Advances in isotope analytical methods and data quality assurance
  • Enabling and strengthening science-based policies for water resources management


The symposium is aimed at professionals involved in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including: water resources assessment and management; processes in the hydrosphere and atmosphere; climate change and its impact on the water cycle; meteorology and environmental modelling; protection of the environment; geographic information systems; and the development of isotopic techniques and tools. Government officials, including policy makers and individuals responsible for the assessment of environmental programmes, would also benefit from attending the symposium.


A series of plenary sessions will address the topics mentioned above, and will include invited keynote speakers, oral presentations and panel discussions. Poster sessions will be organized allowing ample time for discussion and interaction with colleagues. A final roundtable session will review the main conclusions drawn in the plenary sessions and will summarize recommendations for the future development of the discipline. It is being considered to organize a field trip highlighting the geology and hydrogeology of the Vienna basin.

Key Deadlines

  • 13 January 2019: Submission of synopses through INDICO (including submission of Forms A and B through a competent national authority)
  • 13 January 2019: Submission of grant application (Forms A and C through a competent national authority)
  • 18 February 2019: Notification of acceptance of synopses
  • No deadline: Registration only (no paper submission, no grant request)


A limited amount of space will be available for commercial vendors’ displays/exhibits during the symposium. Interested parties should contact the Scientific Secretariat by email before 30 November 2018.


To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the IAEA will organize this conference as a 'green meeting' according to the guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel.

There will be a focus on the areas of paper smart documentation, waste reduction and recycling, and environmentally friendly catering.

Conference app

The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference and  exhibitions. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the Apple iTunes Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

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