Category Archives: water management

Using ensemble forecasts to inform risk-based operations of a reservoir in Northern California

Contributed by:  Chris Delaney, Sonoma County Water Agency; John Mendoza, Sonoma County Water Agency; Brett Whitin, California Nevada River Forecast Center; Rob Hartman, Consultant Lake Mendocino is a reservoir located in Mendocino County, California, about 110 miles north of the … Continue reading

Posted in case-studies, decision making, ensemble techniques, operational systems, risk management, water management | 3 Comments

Bridging the gap between forecasters and operational hydrologists: an OzEWEX summer institute project

Contributed by Melanie Loveridge, Bex Dunn and Yiling Liu How often do we assume that we understand the users’ needs, which may later be proven untrue? At the recent OzEWEX Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute – held in Canberra, … Continue reading

Posted in case-studies, forecast communication, forecast users, meetings, water management | Leave a comment

Hydropower management in Brazil and water forecasts – Interview with Alberto Assis dos Reis

Alberto is an engineer and hydrologist at Cemig, a Brazilian power company headquartered in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, and is currently starting a PhD work at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). His … Continue reading

Posted in decision making, forecast users, interviews, operational systems, seasonal prediction, water management | Leave a comment

Which scales matter for water resources management?

Contributed by Andreas Hartmann, Axel Bronstert, Bettina Schaefli The discussion about which scale is the most relevant for water resources management is an increasingly important debate of hydrological modelling principles over the last decade. The session “(Ir‑)relevant scales in hydrology: … Continue reading

Posted in activities, announcements-events, water management | Leave a comment

Short-term optimization of a tropical hydropower reservoir operation using deterministic and ensemble forecasts

Contributed by Fernando Fan, member of the LSH Research Group Guest Columnist Team As we said in previous posts, hydropower is the most important source of electricity in Brazil and it is subject to the natural variability of water yield. … Continue reading

Posted in columnist, operational systems, water management | Leave a comment

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

Posted in activities, meetings, seasonal prediction, water management | 4 Comments

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

Posted in decision making, forecast users, water management | Leave a comment