Richard Dallison, a PhD student in our Bangor team, attended the European Geosciences Union’s (EGU) 2018 General Assembly in Vienna last week. The event is one of the largest gatherings of geosciences related scientists in Europe, with 15,075 from 106 countries participating this year. Over 4,500 oral presentations were given over 5 days, along with more than 11,000 posters, and 1,419 PICOs (Presentation of Interactive Content).
Whilst at the conference, Richard attended many sessions from various EGU divisions such as hydrological sciences; climate (past, present and future); energy resources and the environment; and natural hazards. The interesting presentations and posters seen have furthered his knowledge, research scope, and contacts, all of which will bring great benefit to his Dŵr Uisce research.
Richard also presented on his research so far, the trends in 35 years of river flow and climatic factors, and 5 years of actual water company abstraction data, provided by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, as well the relationships and correlations between these factors. This was a valuable experience for Richard, allowing him to access some of the leading researchers in the field, to get their opinions and comments on his work-to-date and future plans.
Thanks must go to the organisers of the General Assembly, as well as our funders, the European Regional Development Fund, Interreg Ireland-Wales Programme 2014-2020.