August 14, 2017
Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop Successfully Held in Yakutsk
The 21st Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop were successfully held in Yakutsk, Russia from 6th to 12th of August 2017 under the theme of “Cold-Region Hydrology in Non-Stationary World”. The meeting organized jointly by the Institute of Water Problems (Moscow) and the Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk) addressed the issues of hydrological research in cold regions, both in fundamental scientific and applied aspects, including the studies of snow, glaciers, permafrost, frozen ground, groundwater, seasonally frozen rivers and lakes. The topics discussed by delegates from Russia, Canada, Sweden, France, Finland and Germany covered observational evidences of change in coupled permafrost-hydrology system; present state and future projections of local, regional and pan-Arctic hydrology; modeling studies representing landscape evolution, dynamics of water storages and permafrost degradation, and impacts of permafrost hydrology changes on local communities. The symposium program included tours to the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk and a field excursion to the MPI's underground water research site on the Lena River terrace and completed with a cruise to the Lena Pillar Natural Park. The Proceedings of the 21st NRB Symposium and Workshop and the photographs can be downloaded from the Symposium website http://nrb2017.ru/.