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Can hydrological forecasting contribute to Science & Art projects?

Can hydrological forecasting contribute to Science & Art projects?

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos and Louise Arnal. In 1991, L. D. James starts his book chapter stating that “[i]n content, hydrology is a science; in practice it is an art”. The discussion that follows reflects on the links between science and practice at the time of writing, questioning how much “the art of hydrology [was becoming] increasingly outdated” and highlighting the “pressure for new methods” to keep on securing decision makers in water resources planning with “sound scientific information for…

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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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10 years of the Sub-Division on Hydrological Forecasting at EGU (2008 – 2018)

10 years of the Sub-Division on Hydrological Forecasting at EGU (2008 – 2018)

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos and Femke Davids The field of Hydrological Forecasting has grown over the last ten years into an interesting and thought-provoking sub-division to the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Through this sub-division, at one of the largest Geoscience conferences in the world, we address many challenges that today’s hydrologists, and also users and decision-makers in the water sector, have to deal with. Below you will find an interesting read into the background and history of this field at…

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Forecasts of water variables – interview with Ilias Pechlivanidis

Forecasts of water variables – interview with Ilias Pechlivanidis

I can’t exactly remember the first time I met Ilias, but I can remember that every time we have the opportunity to sit together, we end up having great talks about hydrology, modelling and Greece (including its food/drink specialities and beautiful places to visit!). Ilias is a senior hydrologist at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) since 2012. He has broad experience in hydrological modelling and forecasting, and has been recently appointed Scientific leader of the theme “Forecasts of…

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HEPEX 2017 Year in Review

HEPEX 2017 Year in Review

The Hepex Portal published 28 posts in 2017. Here below the year in review, with its highlights. First of all, two important events for Hepex coming soon: Just a few weeks more to submit your abstract(s) to EGU 2018 (deadline: 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET). You can check all sessions proposed under the Hydrological Forecasting sub-division in this Hepex post. The 2018 Hepex Workshop in Melbourne (“Breaking the Barriers”) is coming soon, on 6-8 February 2018. An exciting and intense…

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