An Interview with Rafael Pimentel – Winner of the HEPEX Logo Competition

An Interview with Rafael Pimentel – Winner of the HEPEX Logo Competition

Contributed by Ilias Pechlivanidis. Rafael (also known as Rafa) has been a key member of SMHI’s Hydrology R&D group for about 2 years. I personally got to meet him a year earlier at EGU to discuss about hydrological processes in data-sparse mountainous regions and Spanish reservoir regulations which are quite difficult to describe. However what makes Rafa unique is the multi-dimensionality of his character that can jump from serious to funny and from hydrological world explorer to the winner of…

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HEPEX has had a makeover!

HEPEX has had a makeover!

You may have noticed that this website, and the HEPEX social media accounts, are looking a little different. At the HEPEX workshop in February 2018, it was decided that the HEPEX online platforms could do with a bit of an update, and that HEPEX should finally get an official logo.  So a few months ago, we asked for your help to give HEPEX a shiny new logo! The competition received many designs which we put to a public vote before giving…

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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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Hydrological forecasting, ensembles and related topics at AGU 2018: Time to write your abstracts

Hydrological forecasting, ensembles and related topics at AGU 2018: Time to write your abstracts

Contributed by Andy Wood and Flavio Lehner, NCAR  You can help to advance the science of hydrological prediction, forecasting systems, and our understanding of the value of ensembles through the presentation of your recent related scientific and practical developments, applications and approaches at the AGU Fall Meeting in 2018.  The meeting will be held on December 10-14, 2018. Why should I go to AGU next year? For once, AGU will be held in Washington D.C. instead of San Francisco. This is…

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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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