Author Archives: Maria-Helena Ramos

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? … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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Hydropower management in Brazil and water forecasts – Interview with Alberto Assis dos Reis

Alberto is an engineer and hydrologist at Cemig, a Brazilian power company headquartered in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, and is currently starting a PhD work at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). His … Continue reading

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Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2018: time to write your abstract

You can contribute to advance hydrological predictions and forecasting systems through the presentation of your recent scientific developments, applications and approaches in the operation of hydrologic forecasting systems at the EGU Assembly in 2018. Why should I go to EGU … Continue reading

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Quiz: Can you guess the city by looking at its river from space?

Contributed by Calum Baugh, Maria-Helena Ramos and Florian Pappenberger Here are eight cities (and their rivers) seen from Google Earth. Can you recognize them? Since nobody seems to have guessed the quiz we had in a previous post, we provide … Continue reading

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Quiz: Can you guess the river from the space?

Contributed by Calum Baugh, Maria-Helena Ramos and Florian Pappenberger Here are four rivers seen from Google Earth. Can you recognize them? River 1: River 2: River 3: River 4:  

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Which scales matter for water resources management?

Contributed by Andreas Hartmann, Axel Bronstert, Bettina Schaefli The discussion about which scale is the most relevant for water resources management is an increasingly important debate of hydrological modelling principles over the last decade. The session “(Ir‑)relevant scales in hydrology: … Continue reading

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The elusive optimal decision rule and the impact of forecasting

Contributed by Micha Werner, IHE Delft and Deltares This winter just passed I was faced with the kind of dilemma of the type I am sure many find all too familiar. I was the designated driver one weekend for my … Continue reading

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