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Hydrological yearbooks of France on-line

The Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF) published an Hydrological Yearbooks of France from 1949 to 1969. They contain in particular a brief summary with details on the significant events of the year and a list of operating gauging stations. Tables of the 365 or 366 daily flows observed on a subset of stations are also included.

The 31 original Hydrological yearbooks provided by SHF have now been digitized by Irstea (center Lyon-Villeurbanne) within the support of the research project "Modeling Distributed Rhône" and are freely available for download on SHF website. The extraction of contained hydro-meteorological time series by optical character recognition is in progress. The historical time series will be eventually qualified and data banked.

http://www.shf-hydro.org/annuaires_hydrologiques-73.html

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New organization of the Scientific and Technical committee of SHF

In this centenary year, the SHF reniew the organization's Scientific and Technical Committee by creating a fourth division:

Division 4: Water Science: this new division aims to boost methodological reflections in the transverse fields of hydraulics and water, and is intended to work closely with the three other divisions.

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

President : Pierre Louis VIOLLET

Four Groups

HYDROSYSTEMS AND WATER RESSOURCES

Chair: Michel Lang, Irstea

  • GLACIOLOGY & NIVOLOGY
  • HYDROLOGY
  • GROUNDWATER
  • URBAN WATER
  • WATER RESSOURCES : PROSPECTIVE AND SHARE
  • HYDROECOLOGY ET ECOMORPHOLOGY

HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES AND ENVIRONMENT

Chair: Jean-Louis Oliver, Académie de l'eau et Philippe Sergent, Cetmef

  • COASTAL STRUCTURES AND PORTS
  • RIVER STURCTURE AND INLAND NAVIGATION
  • HYDROPOWER

HYDROTECHNOLOGIES ET FLUID MECANICS

Chair: Guy Caignaert, Arts et Métiers Paristech

  • HYDRAULIC MACHINES HYDRAULIQUES ANDCAVITATION
  • MICROFLUIDIC
  • TWO-PHASE FLOWS
  • MARINES ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS
  • NAVAL HYDRODYNAMICS

HYDROSCIENCES

Chair Philippe Gourbesville, Polytech'Nice

  • HYDROINFORMATICS AND SIMULATION
  • MARITIME AND FLUVIAL HYDRAULIC
  • MORPHODYNAMICS ET SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
  • WATER, HISTORICAL, ECONOMICAL AND SOCAL ISSUES
  • TRAINING

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SHF awards

Applications for SHF Henri Milon, Jean Valembois and Pierre Massé awards are open.

All information is available on

http://www.shf-hydro.org/prix_henri_milon_prix_d_hydrologie-20.html

http://www.shf-hydro.org/prix_jean_valembois_prix_de_mecanique_des_fluides-19.html

http://www.shf-hydro.org/prix_pierre_masse_prix_eau_et_societe-69.html

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Daniel Duband passed away

We mourn the loss of Daniel Duband who passed away on 5 July 2011.

Expert in hydrology, Hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology, he chaired and moderated the Water and Environment division of the SHF for many years.

He worked in the domain of hydrology since the 1960s, including the predetermination of extreme floods (Gradex method) and the Hydrometeorological Prediction operational (method similar DLP).

Beyond the scientific advances, Daniel Duband had a significant contribution in the establishment of operational hydrology centers in the service of EDF where he structured the first operational hydrometeorological centers combining measurements, studies and forecasts. He also contributed greatly to the reconciliation of hydrologists and meteorologists.

Teacher for over thirty years, he has scored many of his students.

The SHF owes him many of its most successful events.

His departure is a great loss for the Association, for La Houille blanche, and for the Water community.

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