EXAQUA 2018

Paleohydrological extreme events:
evidences, archives, models, future perspectives”

Dates: 9-14th September 2018

Kis-Tisza Ecocenter, Tiszalök, Hungary

EX-AQUA 2018

DEADLINE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS 10th JULY 2018:

You can submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations related to any of the

following topics:

– Holocene hydrological events and climate change

– Historical flood events and chronology

– Geochronology of palaeohydrological events: methods and results

– Events, phases or periods of flooding and drought: recognition and distinction

– Human impact and societal resilience: Geoarchaeology & Palaeohydrology

– Quaternary fluvial system evolution and flood/drought variations

– Weather, climate and chronicles: temporal series and archives

– Paleoenvironmental analyses and palaeohydrology

– New techniques of relevance for palaeohydrological investigations

Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Posters are in digital format, details of which will be made available after program finalization. Please note the number of talks is limited, so some of your requested presentation may be put to the poster session, one author can submit a single abstract for talk and max. 2 abstracts for posters.

Abstracts can be uploaded on the abstract submission page. For the accurate format please click here to download the template

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration will be open from July 10th till 30th July (for bank transfer payments). Those wishing to pay online by credit card the registration is open until 15th August.

Type

Prices (in EUR)

Early bird (till 10th July)

Normal (till 30th July*)

Normal (till 15th August)**

Full registration

300

350

350

Students

270

320

320

Accompanying persons

270

320

320

* for bank transfer payments

 

** online credit card payments
Conference dinner and 2-day post-conference tour

100

100

100

Registration fee includes: 

  • conference program brochure

  • book of abstracts in electronic format

  • conference bag

  • attendance of presentations and venue

  • coffee breaks (tea, coffee, water, snacks)

  • lunch for 3 days

  • dinner for 3 days

  • ice-breaker with snacks and one free drink

  • wine-tasting from a selection of local wines with English guidance

  • free morning and afternoon shuttle to accomodations for those booking through us (daytime transfer to accomodation is available for a reasonable extra cost)

Conference dinner and 2-day fieldtrip fee includes: 

  • conference dinner with local cultural highlights (Friday evening)

  • fieldtrip guide, travel costs to Tokaj and Hortobágy, lunch and dinner for 2 days, boat trip on the Tisza and Bodrog Rivers

GETTING HERE:

BY AIR:

The main airport (Ferenc Liszt Airport) is found in the capital city Budapest serviced by numerous international airlines offering connection from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich for those connecting from the USA, Canada. There is a direct flight running from New York to Budapest by the Polish Airlines (LOT). Also a new is to be introduced next year from Toronto. Budapest is also served by the Hainan Airlines offering connections from Beijing. Those from Asia Minor have options to fly with Turkish Airlines, El Israel directly. Excellent transfer options are available directly to Budapest from Doha by Quatar Airways and Emirates via Dubai for travelers from the Australasian region and the Far East. There are possibilities to fly into the city of Debrecen nearby serviced by discount airlines like Wizzair or Lufthansa from various European cities and Tel Aviv(www.debrecenairport.com ).

Organizers are offering group shuttle services to and from the venue on the 9th-10th September (morning and afternoon) and the 13th September (morning) to Budapest and Debrecen airports at a reasonable price. Times of pick-up will be planned in accordance with flight arrivals. Book your tickets online on the registration page.

FROM BUDAPEST FERENC LISZT AIRPORT:

Single ticket: 30 EUR/person

Return ticket: 50 EUR/person

FROM DEBRECEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Single ticket: 15 EUR

Return ticket: 30 EUR

BY TRAIN AND BUS FROM BUDAPEST

A railway service (47 a day) is also available to Nyíregyháza running every hour from 3:10 am till 10:48 pm from Budapest Nyugati Station and Ferihegy Airport Station. Those arriving in Budapest by plain can take an airport bus to the Ferihegy Airport Railway Station (1.50 EUR per trip). The bust stop is in front of the Arrival Hall at Terminal A. Tickets can be purchased from the driver or from the vending machine nearby. The trainride takes ca. 3hours by intercity trains. For details, ticket prices, timetable and online ticket purchasing see www.elvira.hu . Coaches also run from the Ferenc Puskás Stadium Station in Budapest. The ride is 3 hours 35 min.

BY CAR:

The venue is ca. 2 hours drive (ca. 210 km) from the capital city of Budapest. Those driving should take the M0 ring around Budapest from Vienna (M1), Zagreb, Ljubljana (M7), or Arad, Belgrade (M5) towards the M3 freeway (direction of Nyíregyháza, Miskolc). At the junction for Miskolc and Nyíregyháza choose the left lanes to Nyíregyháza. Cars can be rented at the airport from various companies. Note that driving in Hungary is on the right side of the road.

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS ENTERING HUNGARY AND THE EU:

To enter Hungary everyone needs a valid passport or, for many citizens of the EU, a national identification card.

Visas: Citizens of all European countries and of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA do not require visas for visits of up to 90 days. Check current visa requirements on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/how-to-apply-for-visa ).Citizens of other countries must consider either a short-stay visa (entry for up to 90 days) or transit visas (five days). Since Hungary is a member of the Schengen Agreement, if you have a visa valid for entry to any of the other Schengen members, it’s also valid in Hungary.

POST CONFERENCE TOURS (13-14/9/2018)

13/9/2018

Post-conference tour DAY 1 (8:30-19:00)

VISIT TO THE WORLD HERITAGE ALKALINE STEPPES OF THE HORTOBÁGY

8:30 set off for Hortobágy, 2 hour drive to the National Park (http://www.hnp.hu/en) , guided visit to wildlife sanctuary of the National Park to see how unique wildlife evolved and catered for. Asian wild horses indigenous to the landscape before the arrival of humans was recently reintroduced aiding the sustainment of grasslands. Gold jackals and wolves having an important role in the biota has also been reintroduced.

~ 13:00-14:00 lunch: traditional herdsman food on site

14:00-17:00 guidance on geology and history visit to the mosaic of alkaline grasslands, forest steppes and marshlands, which date back to the Pleistocene on this unique landscape cross-cut by minor rivulets and creeks before the 19th century regulation. The emergence of the alkaline landscape was thought to be a byproduct of the 19th century drainage of the area and the river regulations of the Tisza River. It turned out that they date back to the Pleistocene according to our geological investigations. So besides a cultural landscape, the park was offered a status of natural landscape worth protecting. We will talk about potential hazards to conservation from water shortage connected to global warming. The visit to the puszta will be on horse-drawn carriages, where herdsman will show how Hungarian breeds are looked after and what special hydrological, soil etc .characters are needed to sustain the genetics of the ancient breeds of Hungarian Grey, a descendant of Podolic cattle and directly related to auroch once dwelling the floodplain forests of the Tisza. The traditional toughness of the breed emerged due to the special alkaline vegetation grazed, drinking water should be provided from locally dug wells having alkaline water. Grazing is important in maintaining the landscape. Hungarian Grey is resistant to mad-cow disease genetically being free ranged for centuries. From the 16th century onwards grey cattle was driven on foot to Germany and Italy to provide meat for the local slaughter houses. It almost got extinct due to the mechanization of agriculture during the communist era.

17:00 set off for venue, 2 hour drive,

19:00-20:30 Dinner at Tiszalök

20:30 Shuttle leaving for accommodations

View of the alkaline grassland (puszta) with sweep-pole well

Alkaline lake with hexagonal desiccation features and salt-tolerant vegetation

14/9/2018

TOKAJ REGION, FLOODPLAINS AND FLUVIAL GEOLOGY OF THE TISZA AND BODROG

Post-conference tour DAY 2 ( 9:00-11:00)

This trip will include a visit to the famous Tokaj region of UNESCO Heritage area (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1063 ). After a short tour in the city where we will talk about the geology of the Kopasz Hill at Tokaj ( a dormant Miocene volcano, visit a quarry with 40ky loess on top), provide a geological background to wine production. Then we will embark on a boat trip on the Bodrog and Tisza Rivers to discover the Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial geomorphology and geology of the landscape as well as the role of artificial objects, canals, ferries etc. After disembarking at the Hydropower Plant of Tiszalök we will enjoy guided tour in English.

13:00-14:30: lunch at the venue

AFTERNOON FREE LOCAL SOCIAL PROGRAM

EVENING CONFERENCE DINNER

Hydrological power plant at Tiszalök

Floodplain of the Bodrog, a tributary of the Tisza River from the air

Confluence of the Tisza and Bodrog Rivers at Tokaj.

Late spring-early summer flooding on the Sajó River

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