Browsed by
Category: activities

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

How model uncertainty, diagnostics & information theory are interconnected in earth sciences – Interview with Hoshin Gupta

How model uncertainty, diagnostics & information theory are interconnected in earth sciences – Interview with Hoshin Gupta

Contributed by Ilias Pechlivanidis.  Hoshin Gupta’s work is among the most highly cited in the hydrological scientific field, and has received a number of awards and medals, including the 2014 EGU Dalton Medal and 2017 AMS RE Horton Lecture award. Hoshin has for many years been interested in a deeper understanding of models and data to be better used to enhance the learning process of how dynamical environmental systems work. In addition, particularly to many young researchers, Hoshin is well…

Read More Read More

A scientific “ambassador” beyond HEPEX – interview with Maria-Helena Ramos

A scientific “ambassador” beyond HEPEX – interview with Maria-Helena Ramos

Contributed by Ilias Pechlivanidis.  During summer 2018, I could easily spot a single HEPEX member for her persistent forecasts regarding the (potential) winner of the 2018 World Cup international football tournament. Unfortunately her favourite team did not succeed at the end, but Maria-Helena Ramos does not need a 100% hit rate in predicting a football winner to secure her place in the HEPEX ‘wall of fame’; this has already been earned by her long-term commitment to the community, her continuous…

Read More Read More

The Handfilm of HEPS soon at a theater near you

The Handfilm of HEPS soon at a theater near you

Following my previous posts, I have been (falsely) accused of being presumptuous and over-confident in my predictions. So, this time, I have decided to stop speculating and to talk about something everybody in this HEPEX community should be placing an early bet on: next year’s Chaoscar best picture award frontrunner, the “Handfilm of HEPS”. Which film could have better chances for the most prestigious award in Earth Sciences? Experts have weighed in on which film will win the best picture…

Read More Read More