Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019: Time to write your abstract

The sessions for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (7-12 April 2019, Vienna) have been announced, and we’re excited to see that the Hydrological Forecasting sub-division will have 14 sessions covering a fantastic range of topics, including of course the HEPEX-sponsored Ensemble Hydrometeorological Forecasting session! You can contribute to the advancement of hydrological prediction by presenting your scientific developments, applications, operational approaches and more at EGU 2019 – abstract submission is now open until 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET.

Why should I go to EGU next year?

  • EGU is one of the largest scientific conferences in the world and the programme looks fantastic
  • Vienna is a very beautiful city to explore between sessions
  • Whether you choose a talk, poster or PICO, EGU is a great place to present and discuss your work
  • HEPEX-ers always have a great time at their annual EGU dinner (details will follow)

Take a look at last year’s ‘HEPEX Highlights‘, and how the sub-division has changed over the past 10 years of hydrological forecasting at EGU – or search EGU over on the right to browse information from previous years!

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Which session should I submit an abstract to?

Here’s a quick outline of the different sessions in the Hydrological Forecasting programme in 2019. With the changes to the way sessions were proposed for EGU 2019, there are some changes to the sessions we’ve seen in recent years and some that are new to hydrological forecasting for 2019. Most sessions this year are co-organised with other divisions. Follow the links for more information on each session:

Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve hydro-meteorological risk management
Convenor: Brunella Bonaccorso
Co-conveners: Carmelo Cammalleri , Athanasios Loukas , Micha Werner

From sub-seasonal forecasting to climate projections: predicting hydrologic extremes and servicing water managers
Convener: Christopher White
Co-conveners: Louise Arnal , Tim aus der Beek , Louise Crochemore , Bart van den Hurk

Flash floods and associated hydro-geomorphic processes: observation, modelling and warning
Convener: Olivier Payrastre
Co-conveners: Isabelle Braud , Jonathan Gourley , Marcel Hürlimann , Massimiliano Zappa

NEW Large Ensemble Climate Model Simulations: Exploring Natural Variability, Climate Change Signal, Extremes and Compound Events at various Spatio-Temporal Scales
Convener: Ralf Ludwig
Co-conveners: Emma Aalbers , Martin Leduc , Alain Mailhot , Raul R. Wood

NEW Extreme meteorological and hydrological events induced by severe weather and climate change
Convener: Athanasios Loukas
Co-conveners: Maria-Carmen Llasat , Uwe Ulbrich

NEW Compound and cascading weather-related natural hazards
Convener: Samuel Jonson Sutanto
Co-conveners: Shinju Park , Mario Rohrer , Henny A.J. Van Lanen , Claudia Vitolo

Ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting (co-sponsored by HEPEX)
Convener: Fredrik Wetterhall
Co-conveners: Rebecca Emerton , Kolbjorn Engeland , Tomasz Niedzielski , Jan Verkade

Reducing predictive uncertainty and data assimilation techniques for hydrological forecasting
Convener: Oldrich Rakovec
Co-conveners: Hamid Moradkhani , Albrecht Weerts

NEW Coupled atmosphere-hydrological modeling for improved hydro-meteorological prediction
Convener: Harald Kunstmann
Co-conveners: Martin Drews , Stefan Kollet , Alfonso Senatore

Advances in statistical post-processing for deterministic and ensemble forecasts
Convener: Stéphane Vannitsem
Co-conveners: Stephan Hemri , Maxime Taillardat , Daniel S. Wilks

PICO Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards: challenges and innovation
Convener: Ilias Pechlivanidis
Co-conveners: Céline Cattoën-Gilbert , Michael Cranston , Femke Davids

NEW Impact based forecasts for early action, response & control
Convener: Albrecht Weerts
Co-conveners: Gabriela Guimarães Nobre , Marc van den Homberg

NEW High Impact Events and Climate Change
Convener: Martin Drews
Co-conveners: Peter Braesicke , Hilppa Gregow , Kristine S. Madsen

NEW Wildfire in the Environment: Causes, impacts and management
Convener: Paulo Pereira
Co-conveners: Kajar Köster , Juan F. Martinez-Murillo , Miriam Muñoz-Rojas

You can find the full program for the Hydrological Sciences division here, and more information on how to submit an abstract here. Wondering what a PICO session is? You can find out about them here. If you’re eligible for financial support, you need to submit your abstract by 1 December 2018, 13:00 CET, otherwise the deadline is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET. You can submit one first-author abstract per person, with some exceptions. We’ll be posting more information in the run-up to EGU – see you in Vienna!

Extra note: Vienna city marathon (expecting 40,000 participants) is taking place the day before the conference starts, so it’s recommended to book accommodation early if you can!


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