We need better topography data for better flood inundation simulation

We need better topography data for better flood inundation simulation

Contributed by Dai Yamazaki. In recent years, technical barriers for executing flood inundation simulation are getting lower and lower, thanks to increasing computational power and increasing availability of satellite observation data. Flood inundation models are now being used for flood risk assessment and monitoring, such as making a flood hazard map at any location in the world and forecasting flood hazard in a real-time manner. The physics equations used in flood inundation models are relatively simple, compared to those of…

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An Interview with Rafael Pimentel – Winner of the HEPEX Logo Competition

An Interview with Rafael Pimentel – Winner of the HEPEX Logo Competition

Contributed by Ilias Pechlivanidis. Rafael (also known as Rafa) has been a key member of SMHI’s Hydrology R&D group for about 2 years. I personally got to meet him a year earlier at EGU to discuss about hydrological processes in data-sparse mountainous regions and Spanish reservoir regulations which are quite difficult to describe. However what makes Rafa unique is the multi-dimensionality of his character that can jump from serious to funny and from hydrological world explorer to the winner of…

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HEPEX has had a makeover!

HEPEX has had a makeover!

You may have noticed that this website, and the HEPEX social media accounts, are looking a little different. At the HEPEX workshop in February 2018, it was decided that the HEPEX online platforms could do with a bit of an update, and that HEPEX should finally get an official logo.  So a few months ago, we asked for your help to give HEPEX a shiny new logo! The competition received many designs which we put to a public vote before giving…

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Survey results: views and opinions about Hepex and hydrological forecasting

Survey results: views and opinions about Hepex and hydrological forecasting

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos At the beginning of the year, we launched a short online survey to gather some views and opinions about Hepex and start a discussion on the future of Hepex: how should the community continue its efforts? What should Hepex be in 10 years’ time? During the 7th International Hepex Workshop in Melbourne we had an interactive poster that complemented this survey and collected some more views and opinions from the participants of the workshop. Below you…

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Hydrological forecasting, ensembles and related topics at AGU 2018: Time to write your abstracts

Hydrological forecasting, ensembles and related topics at AGU 2018: Time to write your abstracts

Contributed by Andy Wood and Flavio Lehner, NCAR  You can help to advance the science of hydrological prediction, forecasting systems, and our understanding of the value of ensembles through the presentation of your recent related scientific and practical developments, applications and approaches at the AGU Fall Meeting in 2018.  The meeting will be held on December 10-14, 2018. Why should I go to AGU next year? For once, AGU will be held in Washington D.C. instead of San Francisco. This is…

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