Wildfire and Water Quality

IAHS-ICCE International Conference
Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges

June 11-15, 2012 The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada


The International Committee on Continental Erosion (ICCE) of the International Association for Hydrological Science (IAHS) is pleased to announce the “Wildfire and Water Quality: Processes, Impacts and Challenges” conference focused on bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields of hydrology, sediment transport, water quality and watershed management to improve knowledge of the impacts of large scale landscape disturbances by wildfire on freshwater ecosystems and better elucidate processes that influence the source, transport and fate of contaminants in the environment. A key goal of this conference is to enable key stakeholders to utilize this information to better model, plan and manage wildfire impacted watersheds.



    •     Impacts of wildfire on hill slope hydrology
    •     Effects of wildfire on soil composition
    •     Changes in sediment transport dynamics and yields
    •     Effect of biofilms on sediment storage and nutrient transport dynamics
    •     Changes in aquatic ecology
    •     Changes in sediment source, transport and fate
    •     Frameworks and methodologies to evaluate the provenance and fate of impacted sediments and associated contaminants
    •     Developments in flocculation and sediment transport modeling
    •     Prediction of hydrologic and sediment transport recovery trajectories
    •     Site-scale changes and catchment-scale processes
    •     Post-fire sedimentation and water quality impacts in reservoirs
    •     Management actions to reduce the impact of wildfires on river ecosystems, water supply and treatment


For further information regarding to conference topics, abstract submission, registration, etc. please explore the conference website via following website:


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