• The development of basic understanding through the collection of data with specialised instrumentation in experimental basins
• The study of extreme flows – both floods and droughts
• The role moisture in the soil
• Studies of the processes controlling evaporation
• Water resource studies
• Modelling and prediction of the extremes of flow improved
• Understanding of water quality issues
• A widening recognition of the importance of an ecosystem approach
• Meeting the challenges of climate change,
• Data handling
• Future developments in hydrology and the pressures which generate them.
Readership: hydrologists in both academia and a wide range of applied fields such as civil engineering, meteorology, geography and physics, as well as advanced students in earth science, environmental science and physical geography programmes worldwide.
Keywords: hydrology, hydrological sciences, water resources, basin studies, basin science, terrestrial hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, water resources, hydrological modeling, water quality, ecohydrology, climate change, data analysis, Water Chemistry, Groundwater & Hydrogeology, Water Chemistry, Groundwater & Hydrogeology