General information

This site holds historical information and also the abstracts and programme for the Weather Radar and Hydrology Symposium which took place in April 2011.


The International Symposium on “Weather Radar and Hydrology” (WRaH) was held in the United Kingdom in 2011 from 18 to 21 April at the University of Exeter. The Symposium provided a forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas on the use of weather radar in hydrology.

The theme of the 2011 Symposium placed emphasis on user applications of weather radar for flood forecasting and water management. All sessions aimed to combine developments in weather radar with advances in its hydrological application.

This is the 8th in a series of International Symposia, begun in 1989 at the University of Salford (UK) under the title “Hydrological Applications of Weather Radar”. Subsequent symposia have been convened in Germany, Brazil, USA, Japan, Australia and France. This 8th International Symposium marks a return to the UK after 20 years of successful symposia across the world.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and published as part of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) “Red Book” Series of Proceedings and Reports. A selection of papers, in extended form, will be published in a Special Issue of the “Hydrological Sciences Journal” of IAHS. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 4 October 2010; authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-November 2010. For inclusion in the Symposium Proceedings, a 6 page paper is required by 28 February 2011. Papers invited for possible inclusion in the journal Special Issue will be provided with submission details at the time.

Submission deadlines

Abstract submission - 4 October 2010
Notification of acceptance of abstract - mid-November 2010

Registration deadlines

Registration Deadline - 14 January 2011
Late Registration Deadline - 28 February 2011

Papers and Proceedings

Symposium Proceedings 6 page paper - 28 February 2011

Full papers for Hydrological Sciences Journal Special Issue (optional) – To Be Advised