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23 (+1) unsolved questions in hydrology

Contributed by Bettina Schaefli Have you heard about the “23 unsolved problems” initiative of IAHS, in reference to the 23 unsolved problems of Hilbert? After the launch of this initiative in November 2017, the web-based discussion culminated in a round … 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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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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Using the Web for Environmental Big Data

Contributed by Claudia Vitolo and Wouter Buytaert (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London) About 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years1. At this rate, in 2015 we are expected to … Continue reading

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2015 Chinese New Year resolutions – HEPEX’s future in China

Contributed by Yi He, Qingyun Duan, Desmond Manful and Florian Pappenberger Let’s celebrate! Let’s get ready, because the goats are coming. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Wooden Goat starts on 19th of February 2015. Very … Continue reading

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Ensemble Hydrological Forecasting in China: Status and Prospects

Contributed by Qingyun Duan, Beijing Normal University, China The hydrometeorological services of the western countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and many European countries, have already fully adopted ensemble forecasting methods operationally in their meteorological forecasts, and development and … Continue reading

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The DRIHM project and its services

Contributed by Antonio Parodi The DRIHM project ( aims at setting the stage for a new way of doing Hydro-Meteorological Research (HMR). In particular, the goal is the development of a prototype e-Science environment that allows users, from researchers to … Continue reading

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Hydrologists make your voice heard (for atmospheric re-analysis)

ECMWF is currently conducting a user study regarding reanalysis data. The results will be used to shape future data provision and may well influence the design of future reanalysis data. IF you want reanalyses to stay (or be more) useful … Continue reading

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Operational Forecasting of Severe Flooding Events in Rio de Janeiro

Contributed by Lloyd A Treinish The safe operation of many cities is dependent upon weather conditions, especially with regard to relative extremes in wind, precipitation or temperature. Together with precipitation events, local topography, surface characteristics and weather conditions influence water … Continue reading

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What is EUPORIAS and why it is relevant to HEPEX

Contributed by Carlo Buontempo EUPORIAS is a four-year project funded by the European Commission through its 7th framework programme. Its aim is to make seasonal and decadal information in Europe more relevant to decision making. Within the usual constraints of … Continue reading

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