Programme

WORKSHOP PROGRAM (provisional)

The program structure will allocate time for oral and poster presentations as well as a plenary discussion, from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th.

NEW!! We will also attempt to organize a visit to the Bureau’s national forecast centre (BoM) on Friday, Feb 9 (to be confirmed).

The topics of the workshop are listed here.

Keynote speakers:

Prof Hannah Cloke

Hannah is a hydrologist and physical geographer specializing in land surface modelling, flood forecasting, applications of Numerical Weather Predictions and catchment hydrology. Her current research focuses on the theoretical and practical development of early warning systems for natural hazards, particularly for floods and droughts and disaster risk management. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society. She works closely with the Environment Agency, the UK Met Office, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) as well as a wide range of other national and international partners. Read more about Hannah Cloke

Dr Matthew Bethune

Matthew has been with the Murray Darling Basin Authority since 2006. Matthew combines a range of experiences in policy, hydrological modelling and practical water management.  His current role is the Director of the Water Resources Group. The Water Resources Group provides modelling support and technical advice to inform policy and management decisions in the Murray Darling Basin.  While at the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Matthew has supported a range of initiatives, including research partnerships, improving the delivery of environmental water, water resource planning and implementation of a daily model for the River Murray system. Read more about Matthew Bethune

Dr Dasarath (Jaya) Jayasuriya

Dr Jayasuriya is the General Manager Public Safety at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. His portfolio covers services for all natural hazards affecting the Australian community ranging from Thunderstorm driven Asthma, Flooding, Bushfires to Tropical Cyclones, Tsunami and Storm Surge. From August 2011 to April 2013, Jaya was a member of the Bureau’s Executive team and acted as Deputy Director of the Climate and Water Division. In this role, Jaya was responsible for the Improving Water Information Program, a 10 year, $450 million Australian Government initiative to monitor, assess and forecast the availability, condition and use of Australia’s water resources. Read more about Dr Jayasuriya

6 February 2018 (Tuesday)

8.15 – 9.00: Registration and coffee; put up posters
9.00 – 9.15: Workshop open – Welcome from local organizers and HEPEX co-chairs
9.15 – 9.30: Welcome to country
9.30 – 10.10: Keynote speaker
10.10 – 11.15: Session 1 – Oral presentations
11.15 – 11.40: Coffee break
11.40- 13.05: Session 2 – Oral presentations
13.05 – 14.20: Lunch break
14.20 – 15.25: Session 3 – Oral presentations
15.25 – 15.40: Discussion
15.40 – 16.00: Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30: Poster Session 1

7 February 2018 (Wednesday)

9.00 – 10.25: Session 4 – Oral presentations
10.25 – 11.10: Group Photo and Coffee break
11.10 – 11.50: Keynote speaker
11.50 – 12.55: Session 5 – Oral presentations
12.55 – 14.20: Lunch break
14.20 – 15.25: Session 6 – Oral presentations
15.25 – 15.40: Discussion
15.40 – 16.00: Coffee break
16.00- 17.30: Poster Session 2
19.30: Dinner

8 February 2018 (Thursday)

9.00 – 10.00: Session 7 – Oral presentations
10.00 – 10.40: Keynote speaker
10.40 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 12.45: Session 8 – Oral presentations
12.45 – 14.10: Lunch break
14.10 – 15.10: Session 9 – Oral presentations
15.10 – 15.30: Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00:  Plenary discussion: What’s next in hydrological ensemble prediction?

9 February 2018 (Friday)

Technical visit to BoM (to be confirmed)

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General guidelines:

  • Orals: Oral presentations will be of 15 min (12 min of presentation + 3 min of questions), except presentations of invited speakers, which will be of 20 min.
  • Poster: Instructions for posters will come soon.

Workshop support funding:

 

 

 

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