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From ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’ …. What mixes of disciplines creatively co-working might contribute new insights to this ‘wicked problem’ and community resilience building?

From ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’ …. What mixes of disciplines creatively co-working might contribute new insights to this ‘wicked problem’ and community resilience building?

By Lindsey McEwen (University of the West of England, Bristol) The floods of winter 2013-14 brought the tensions and schisms in UK flood management into strong focus. They also highlighted how flooding is associated with many discourses in the interactions among scientists, the public, politicians and the media – including those of victimhood and blame so vehemently propagated in the TV coverage. So what are the implications of this paradigm shift (of the mid 1990s) to ‘management of flood risk’…

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2015 Chinese New Year resolutions – HEPEX’s future in China

2015 Chinese New Year resolutions – HEPEX’s future in China

Contributed by Yi He, Qingyun Duan, Desmond Manful and Florian Pappenberger Let’s celebrate! Let’s get ready, because the goats are coming. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Wooden Goat starts on 19th of February 2015. Very much like the science of ensemble forecasting, the Chinese zodiac (Figure 1) is an ensemble of methods that can be utilized to predict people’s personality, fate and destiny. Let us, the atmospheric scientists, the HEPEX community, and people affected by…

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HEPEX site outage

HEPEX site outage

Returning visitors may have found the HEPEX site apparently “down” in the last few days. While direct links to posts have been properly working all along, the portal’s front page showed an error message. As it turned out, one of the plugins was acting up. We solved the issue by parting ways. There are still some remaining issues with respect to the links within the HEPEX site and we’re hoping to solve these in the next few days. Apologies for…

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Welcome to HEPEX 2015

Welcome to HEPEX 2015

Contributed by Andy Wood, Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall, Florian Pappenberger and Jan Verkade A new year starts for the HEPEX Portal. Last year, a list of New Year’s resolution was proposed and many of you (certainly!) followed our suggestions. 2014 was consequently successful again for HEPEX, and full of interesting discussions (see our summary here). Last year’s list is definitely still valid for 2015. Prepare your new coming year and be attentive to some main activities coming soon under HEPEX,…

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HEPEX 2014 achievements

HEPEX 2014 achievements

Contributed by Andy Wood, Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall, Florian Pappenberger, Jan Verkade and Nathalie Voisin 2014 is (almost) over… Did you miss something? It all started with four people having something to say…: our 2014 HEPEX columnists did a great job and shared with us their thoughts, doubts, ideas and projects. You can read their columns again here. We expect they will keep on contributing to the website, while new ones are planned to 2015. Who are they??…. Keep following…

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