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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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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History of Hydrology Wiki – Interview with Keith Beven

History of Hydrology Wiki – Interview with Keith Beven

Have you seen the wiki “History of Hydrology“? It was created by Professor Keith Beven, Professor Emeritus in the Lancaster Environment Centre, in 2016, and we have recently interviewed him to learn more about it: What was your motivation behind creating the “History of Hydrology Wiki”? I have always been interested in the history of the hydrology and hydraulics, which is both long and interesting. A lot of the early history was summarized in the book on the History of Hydrology,…

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Ensemble prediction: past, present and future

Ensemble prediction: past, present and future

Contributed by Fredrik Wetterhall and Roberto Buizza, ECMWF The work of producing meteorological ensemble forecasts started 25 years ago at ECMWF and NCEP, and it sparked a revolution in both weather forecasts and its many applications. To celebrate this occasion, more than 100 people from across the world joined the 28 speakers at ECMWF’s Annual Seminar 11-14 September held in Reading, UK. The theme was “Ensemble prediction: past, present and future” and the four days where filled with presentations and…

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Flood memory and historical marks of high waters

Flood memory and historical marks of high waters

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos (Irstea, France) Last year, the Hepex Portal published a blog post by Richard Davies from floodlist.com about the UK and Ireland floods in December 2015 and January 2016. When navigating through the floodlist website, I found a page dedicated to flood and high water marks (here). I have always found these marks indicating the level reached by the waters of a river (or any other waterbody) after a flood event to be fascinating. It is not…

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