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Integration of Early Warning Systems and Young Professionals

Integration of Early Warning Systems and Young Professionals

Contributed by Nilay Dogulu, Lydia Cumiskey and Erika Roxana Meléndez Landaverde Early warning systems (EWSs) help society to prepare for, and respond to, all types of disasters, including those related to hydrometeorological hazards. The recent floods in Mozambique has clearly showed that EWSs are inevitable part of disaster risk management as they can save lives and minimize potential economic and environmental damages. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 specifically emphasizes the need to “substantially increase the availability of…

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Hydrological Forecasting in the XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources

Hydrological Forecasting in the XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources

Contributed by Fernando Mainardi Fan (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) The XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources (XXIII SBRH) will be the main event in the area of ​​Water Resources research and engineering in Brazil in 2019. It will provide a space for sharing and discussing relevant issues in the area, through professionals, academia and society during the week from November 24 to 28. The central theme WATER CONNECTS is focused on allowing us to connect professional…

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Protect your city from floods with the IMPREXive game

Protect your city from floods with the IMPREXive game

We all know that the HEPEX community loves games and interactive challenges. We have already six games available in our Resources page. One of these games (“Pathways to running a flood forecasting centre: an adventure game”, by Louise Arnal & colleagues) has inspired a very nice online game developed by Arctik, a public relations, communications and evaluation consultancy, within the EU Horizon 2020 Imprex research project. Do you want to play it? In the game, you’ve landed a job as…

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Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

The EGU 2019 Annual General Assembly will take place from 7–12 April 2017 in Vienna. If you are planning to go and want to meet HEPEX people, here are some tips on the sessions that might interest you. If unfortunately you cannot be there this year, you can browse the programme of these sessions following the links below and learn more about the different work that’s going to be presented. The sessions of the sub-division on Hydrological Forecasting focus on…

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How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

Contributed by Léonard Santos (Irstea, France). It is common to read articles in which the Kling and Gupta Efficiency (KGE, Gupta et al., 2009) or its modified version (KGE’, Kling et al., 2012) are used as a metric to evaluate the quality of streamflow simulations. They are often seen as a solution to substitute the Nash and Sutcliffe Efficiency (NSE, Nash and Sutcliffe, 1970). However, are these two criterion totally comparable? Can the KGE be used exactly in the same…

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