Y. B. Vinogradov is one of the leading scientists of Russia in the field of hydrology. He is the author of more than 100 scientific works, including several fundamental monographs on mathematical modeling of hydrological processes, catastrophic hydrological phenomena (breakthrough floods and debris flows). He developed a number of new modeling systems describing the runoff formation processes, formation and movement of debris flow, breakthroughs of moraine lakes, erosion and pollution processes in the catchment area.
The conference in memory of Y. B. Vinogradov is held for the fourth time.