Hyporheic Network

A knowledge transfer network on groundwater – surface water interactions and hyporheic zone processes



Welcome to the homepage of the Hyporheic Network. The Hyporheic Network is a Knowledge

Transfer network on groundwater – surface water interactions and hyporheic zone processes.


The Hyporheic Network:

1.engages with scientists and science end-users working on groundwater –

surface water (GW-SW) interactions and hyporheic zone processes,

to help transfer knowledge from the research to science end-user

communities through a series of workshops and symposia, and by

a web-based portal


2.will prepare a handbook on GW-SW interactions and the hyporheic zone, focusing on environmental

management of hyporheic chemistry, ecology and flow. The handbook will synthesise cutting-edge

science into a book focused on the needs of river managers


3.stimulates novel research proposals that address priority science and management problems by

building new multi-disciplinary research teams


4.identifies emerging research and provides a forum for scientists to

interact with policy makers at UK and EU level, in order to influence

future policy and legislative development


5.encourages training of, and collaboration between, young and more

experienced researchers, including the active participation of young researchers such as PhD students,

by supporting their attendance at network meetings



New legislation, such as the EU Water Framework Directive, requires more integrated environmental

management. To achieve this, better understanding of the interfaces between environmental

compartments is needed. This network focuses on the interface between rivers and aquifers.

The scope of the network extends from regional-scale water resources management of river-aquifer

interactions to molecular scale pollutant cycling processes in riverbed sediments. The Hyporheic Network

invites all interested workers to participate.


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