British Hydrological Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
British Hydrology Society
Abbreviation BHS
Formation 1983 (1983)
Type NGO
Legal status Charity
Purpose Professional association
Coordinates 51°30′04″N 0°07′44″W / 51.5011°N 0.1290°W / 51.5011; -0.1290Coordinates: 51°30′04″N 0°07′44″W / 51.5011°N 0.1290°W / 51.5011; -0.1290

The British Hydrological Society (BHS) was formed in 1983 to advance interest and scholarship in scientific and applied aspects of hydrology and encourage member involvement in relevant national and international professional activities,[1] drawing its membership from academic (universities and research institutes) and operational sectors.[2] It is a learned 'Associated Society' of the Institution of Civil Engineers,[3] based in London, and a registered charity.[4]


The BHS publishes a newsletter (Circulation) and has adopted an international peer-reviewed publication as its journal (Hydrology Research, first published in 1970, is published in partnership by the BHS and the Nordic Association for Hydrology, and is also the official journal of the German and Italian hydrological societies).[5] In the UK the BHS is organised into five regional groups and holds regular local and national meetings, including the National Hydrological Symposium.

Its expertise on issues such as flooding and water supplies is sometimes quoted by journalists - for example, its Chronology of British Hydrological Events (hosted by the University of Dundee),[6][7] going back to 1800, was cited by the BBC in relation to the Cockermouth floods of November 2009.[8]


  1. ^ British Hydrological website Accessed 1 September 2013
  2. ^ Dixon, Harry, and Jenkins, Alan (2010). NATIONAL REPORT ON IHP RELATED ACTIVITIES FOR THE 19TH SESSION OF THE IHP INTERGOVERNMENTAL COUNCIL (PDF). Paris: UK Committee for National and International Hydrology. p. 8. 
  3. ^ ICE Associated Societies newsletter, Spring/Summer 2011 (Accessed: 1 September 2013)
  4. ^ Charity Choice: British Hydrological Society (Registered Charity Number: 327488. Accessed 1 September 2013
  5. ^ Hydrological Research Accessed 2 September 2013
  6. ^ Chronology of British Hydrological Events, Accessed 2 September 2013
  7. ^ Black, A. R. and Law, F. M. (2004) "Development and utilization of a national web-based chronology of hydrological events", Hydrological Sciences Journal, 49, pp.237-246.
  8. ^ Easton, Mark. "Is Cumbria a victim of climate change?". Mark Easton's UK. BBC. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

External links[edit]