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The Hydrogeology of Peat

07 July 2016
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Hydrogeological Group, British Hydrological Society
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Water storage and movement within peat plays a fundamental role in some key environmental issues including the sustainability of carbon storage in peatlands, the hydrological response of uplands with reference to flood risk management, and maintenance and restoration of rare wetland plant communities.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together mire (peatland) hydrologists and hydrogeologists to identify and discuss common themes, methods and concepts.

It is anticipated that topics will include:

  • Field & laboratory methods for measuring the hydraulic properties of, and groundwater flow within, peat.
  • The nature of, and controls on, groundwater flow in peat.
  • Conceptual and mathematical modelling of the hydrological functioning of peatland systems at varying scales.
  • Conceptual and mathematical modelling of the impacts of quantitative and qualitative pressures on peatlands, such as drainage and climate change.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for posters. These should be 200 words or less, can include figures, and should be submitted to Dr Rob Low (


The current programme is noted within the PDF flyer.


You can either register for this meeting online, or download the PDF registration form, and return it to the Conference Office.

If you are a member of the British Hydrogeological Society and wish to register online, please select the 'Other Societies' rate to access your member rate discount.

Further information

For more information contact Dr Rob Low (

Registration rates

£ 60.00
£ 80.00
£ 60.00

Convenor Contact

Dr Rob Low