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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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The Hydrological Forecasting Quiz: prepare yourself for EGU 2017

Abstract submission for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual assembly in 2017  is open. Do you want to participate, but you don’t know to which session submit an abstract ? Here’s a quiz to help you! Click below on the … Continue reading

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Making connections through HEPEX – A CSIRO experience

By QJ Wang, Andrew Schepen, David Robertson, James Bennett, Durga Lal Shrestha, Yong Song and Tony Zhao members of the CSIRO Columnist Team HEPEX has a reputation as a strong community of like-minded, supportive researchers and practitioners who are collectively bent … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2016 HEPEX workshop (6-8 June 2016)

Contributed by QJ Wang, Maria-Helena Ramos, Andy Wood, François Anctil, Antoine Thiboult, Dirk Schwanenberg and Rodolfo Alvarado Montero What a fantastic workshop! And this was certainly thanks to all the participants that you can see in the group photo below. … Continue reading

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Live from the HEPEX 2016 Workshop in Quebec

During the HEPEX 2016 Workshop in Quebec, our dedicated team of HEPEX enthusiasts will give a live report of the meeting. All Tweets that include the #hepex hashtag will be displayed on this page. Feel free to contribute by Tweeting … Continue reading

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The GloFAS Community Workshop – Supporting the Integration of Global Flood Forecasts Locally

By Rebecca Emerton, Liz Stephens and Hannah Cloke On the 4th of May, delegates from across the world gathered at the University of Reading for the first Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) community workshop, aimed at supporting the integration of … Continue reading

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“Ex tempore”- El Niño Ready Nations (ENRN)

Contributed by Bapon Fakhruddin Seasonal forecasting techniques today are far more advanced than they were 40 years ago, enabling ensembles of seasonal forecast simulations with state-of-the-art climate models that produce a probability distribution of possible outcomes at various lead times … Continue reading

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Hydrological forecasting at EGU 2016

Next Sunday, attendees from all over the world will start to arrive in Vienna and get prepared for the week-long annual event organized by the European Geosciences Union. EGU2016 will take place from 17–22 April 2016 and, as in every year, there … Continue reading

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Feedback on HEPEX sessions at the MODSIM2015 conference

Contributed by James Bennett (CSIRO), Sean Turner (Singapore University of Technology and Design), David Robertson (CSIRO), Lucy Marshall (UNSW) Sunday November 30, 17:00: preposterously muscled men and women, luminescent in orange spray-on tans and micro singlets, descended on the convention … Continue reading

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#FloodHack inspired ideas to improve global flood forecasting

The #FloodHack on 16 -17 January at ECMWF in Reading brought together about 50 volunteers from ECMWF, universities, environmental consultancies and software development companies over a weekend of development. Their goal was to explore ways of making the Global Flood Awareness … Continue reading

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