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FRIEND-Water (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data) is an international collaborative network of experts that aims to generate new understanding about regional hydrology and multi-scale water cycle processes.


FRIEND - a global perspective 2006-2010

IHP Non Serial Publications in Hydrology; Yan Huang and Siegfried Demuth (Eds.), 2010. German IHP/HWRP Secretariat, Koblenz, 2010.

Low flow and drought research in Europe: Achievements and Future [PDF format - 159 KB]

Conclusions and recommendations of the workshop on Low Flow and Drought, held in Bratislava, 10-12 November 2008.

FRIEND – a global perspective 2002-2006 [PDF format - 3.6 MB]

IHP Non Serial Publications in Hydrology; Eric Servat and Siegfried Demuth (Eds.), 2006. German IHP/HWRP Secretariat, Koblenz, 2006.

FRIEND - A global perspective 1998-2002 [PDF format - 4.55 MB]

IHP Non Serial Publications in Hydrology; A. Gustard and G.A. Cole (Eds.), CEH (Wallingford, UK), 2002.

Policy Briefs

A set of five Science-Policy Briefs (SPI) have been compiled to contribute to a further development of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD, Directive 2000/60). The SPIs review the state-of-the-art and identify research gaps related to drought in the physical system (climate and hydrology), socio-economic and environmental impact assessment, policy-making and integrated water resources management. They help guide appropriate management responses. The SPIs have been compiled through the FP7 project XEROCHORE that was financed by the European Commission, and contribute to the dissemination by the UNESCO EURO-FRIEND project group on Low Flow and Drought. The SPIs help to bridge the gap between science and policy makers and contribute to the realization of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme, Phase VII (IHP-VII). The SPIs are published in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Science-Policy Briefs include:
(1) Characterization of water bodies (WFD Article 5) related to drought;
(2) Monitoring of surface water and groundwater status (WFD Article 8) related to drought;
(3) Recovery of costs for water services (WFD Article 9) related to drought;
(4) Implementing a Programme of measure in a context of drought (WFD Article 11) related to drought;
(5) River basin management plans (WFD Article 13) related to drought.

Technical Documents

Hydrological extremes in small basins [PDF format - 28.5 MB]

(Technical Documents in Hydrology N°84, 2009)

Hydrological Drought. Processes and Estimation Methods for Streamflow and Groundwater

(Elsevier, 2005)

Progress in surface and subsurface water studies at plot and small basin scale [PDF format - 11 MB]

(Technical Documents in Hydrology N°77, 2005)

Hindu Kush – Himalayan FRIEND 2000-2003 [PDF format - 3.72 MB]

(Technical Documents in Hydrology N°68, 2004)

Southern Africa FRIEND Phase II 2000-2003 [PDF format - 2.27 MB]

(Technical Documents in Hydrology N°79, 2004)

A manual for monitoring the mass balance of mountain glaciers (with particular attention to low latitude characteristics) [PDF format - 3.13 MB]

(Technical Documents in Hydrology N°59, 2003)


Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources

Edited proceedings of the 6th World FRIEND Conference, Fez, Morocco, 25-29 October 2010 (IAHS Publ. 340 (2010) ISBN 978-1-907161-13-1)

Analyses and Images of Hydrological Extremes in Mediterranean Environments

Edited proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Hydrological Extremes AMHY-FRIEND group, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy, 10-12 july 2008 (Edibios (2010) ISBN 978-88-97181-002)

Interdisciplinary approaches in small catchment hydrology: Monitoring and research. [PDF format - 12.2 MB]

Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the European Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB), Demänovská dolina, Slovakia, 25-28 September 2002 (Technical Documents in Hydrology N°67, 2003)

Monitoring and modelling catchment water quality and quantity. [PDF format - 2.36 MB]

Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the European Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB), Ghent, Belgium, 27-29 September 2000 (Technical Documents in Hydrology N°66, 2003)

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