Category Archives: decision making

The first online HEPEX game: try it yourself!

Contributed by Louise Arnal,University of Reading & ECMWF On September 26, 2016, at the IMPREX (IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological EXtremes; a Horizon 2020 project) General Assembly in Crete, around 50 participants took part in an online educational game … 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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WhatsApp chat between a forecaster and a modeller in hydrology

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El Niño leads to collaboration for developing ensemble flood forecasting in Peru

Contributed by Liz Stephens, Beatriz Revilla-Romero and Juan Bazo The Forecast-based Financing (FbF) project for Peru was initially set-up to assist communities vulnerable to flooding on the River Amazon in Iquitos, and to cold-waves in Puno. However, the emergence of the … Continue reading

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Because it’s Friday… comments invited!

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Results of a risk-based decision-making game in water management

By Louise Crochemore, Maria-Helena Ramos, Florian Pappenberger, Schalk-Jan van Andel and Andy Wood You might have participated in the water management game we played for the first time during the Hydrological ensemble prediction session at the EGU Assembly in 2013, … Continue reading

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99 ways to think more clearly?

by Anders Persson Another “international bestseller” that, just like Daniel Kahneman’s book on fast and slow thinking, for once deserves its name is Rolf Dorbelli’s “The Art of Thinking Clearly” from 2012, now in pocket. It is also available in … Continue reading

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On the Symposium of the Working group on Alpine Hydropower (AGAW)

Contributed by Bettina Schaefli While many of my colleagues were enjoying a beer or two in Prague at the IUGG conference (see their twitter feedback on live here), I have been travelling to the nice little town of Innsbruck (Austria). … Continue reading

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Learning from past disasters

Contributed by Pavel Raška, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czechia When I was asked to write a post to the HEPEX blog about the use of historical experience in current flash flood risk reduction, I firstly thought … Continue reading

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On decisions under uncertainty

by Jan Danhelka, a HEPEX 2015 Guest Columnist There was an interesting side meeting organized by the WMO on Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems during the UN World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan last month. All participants agreed on … Continue reading

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