HYDERABAD: As many as 575 delegates from 84 nations, including --100 from within the country, will attend the six-day joint international convention of the eighth scientific assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and 37th congress of the International Association of Hydro-geologists beginning at HICC, Madhapur, on September 6. The convention will discuss almost all facets of hydrological cycle in 22 scientific sessions spread over a week.

Four scientific symposia and four workshops are being organised jointly, while the remaining workshops and symposia will be organised with specific focus and mandate of both the associations, without losing their identity and mandate. The convention will deliberate on aspects like eco-hydrology, sustainability of water resources under vulnerable conditions, integrated and synergic approaches to address the management issues, hydro-informatics, water quality and pollution, model studies, socio-economic aspects in the management and governance of water resources. The discussions are expected to culminate in proposing region-specific scientific strategies that can address most of the issues related to water resources. For further details log on to www.appliedhydrology.org/iahs-iah.