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What will happen next week at EGU 2017 in hydrological forecasting?

The EGU 2017 Annual General Assembly will take place next week, from 23–28 April 2017 in Vienna. Once again, researchers, professors, early career scientists and practitioners interested in any of the fields covered by geosciences, including hydrological sciences, atmospheric sciences … Continue reading

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A short course on Hydrological Forecasting: interview with Marie-Amélie Boucher and Jan Verkade

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos (Irstea) and Shaun Harrigan (CEH) This year Hepex is joining the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) to offer a short course on hydrological forecasting during the EGU General Assembly in Vienna. Shaun Harrigan (CEH), representative of the … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Hydrology is the oldest of all scientific disciplines

Posted on April 1, 2017 by Dr Professor McFools The general belief until recently has been that hydrology is a very young discipline — i. e. Homo Hydro is a quite young scientific species — but it is time to … Continue reading

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Developing and running an ensemble prediction system – Interview with Jutta Thielen-del Pozo

Posted by Maria-Helena Ramos (IRSTEA) I met Jutta Thielen-del Pozo in 2005, when I went to the JRC in Ispra, Italy, to take a post-doctoral position. I had been doing research in hydrology for some time, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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The 15th session of the WMO’s Commission for Hydrology (CHy-15)

Contributed by Sinéad Duffy & Oliver Nicholson The Commission for Hydrology (CHy) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) recently held its fifteenth session in Rome from 7th to 13th December 2016. Oliver Nicholson and I were the Irish representatives and attended … Continue reading

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An invitation: help HEPEX program apps to teach the value of probabilistic forecasts

Contributed by Florian Pappenberger, Andy Wood, Maria-Helena Ramos, Schalk-Jan van Andel, Louise Crochemore, and Louise Arnal This is a blog for people who usually do not read this blog. This is a blog which asks for help so that our … Continue reading

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Competition: How would you explain your work if you knew only 200 simple words?

Contributed by Louise Arnal, Rebecca Emerton, Liz Stephens, Hannah Cloke It is not always easy to explain what you work on, especially when you have to avoid using jargon specific to your field. Yet, this is something that we almost … Continue reading

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2018 HEPEX workshop, Melbourne, Australia: Breaking the barriers

Contributed by James Bennett (CSIRO) and local organizers team In the afterglow of the highly successful 2016 HEPEX workshop in Quebec City, Canada, the planning for the next HEPEX workshop in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia is underway. Melbourne is far … Continue reading

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Meeting user needs for sub-seasonal streamflow forecasts in Australia

By Tongtiegang Zhao, Andrew Schepen and Q.J. Wang, members of the CSIRO Columnist Team Good streamflow forecasts allow water management agencies to make better decisions and achieve more efficient water use. Currently, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides seasonal forecasts of three-month-total streamflow for … Continue reading

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HEPEX 2016 Year in Review

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos, QJ Wang, Andy Wood and Fredrik Wetterhall (Hepex co-chairs) The Hepex Portal published 46 posts in 2016. Here below the year in review, with its highlights. A hot topic for 2016? Certainly, the winner is: Global, … Continue reading

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