See you again at EGU23. What not to miss!

Soon the community will meet in Vienna to disseminate and exchange knowledge, and discuss the scientific and operational progress in hydrological forecasting. The EGU 2023 Annual General Assembly will take place from 23–28 April 2023 in Vienna. If you are planning to go and want to meet HEPEX and EC-HEPEX people, here are some tips on the sessions that might interest you.

If unfortunately you cannot be there in person, do not worry since we are now in the era of hybrid events. You can simply register and attend the sessions online. Just browse the programme of these sessions following the links below and learn more about the different work that is going to be presented.

The Vienna International Centre


This year the sub-division on Hydrological Forecasting (HS4) will run 8 (instead of 7 as in the previous years; check the new HS4.8 session on real-time urban flood forecasting) sessions focusing on topics:

  • Forecasting hydrological extremes: (flash) floods, droughts and water scarcity
  • Improving and quantifying forecasting methodologies and uncertainties
  • Operational and impact forecasting, preparedness and decision making

All HS4 sessions received the EDI logo supporting the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Prior to highlighting the relevant sessions, we would like to draw your attention into:

The social HEPEX evening will be again a joint event with various research projects. It is scheduled for Tuesday (25 April) at 20.45 at the Melker Stiftskeller (Schottengasse 3, 1010 Wien, Austria) restaurant. If you want to join it, please register HERE before Wednesday 20 April. The reservation is for 50 people, so “first-come first-served”!

HS4 conveners, authors and members, particularly ECS, are invited to the Hydrological Forecasting (HS4) sub-division meeting. Wednesday (26th) 12:30-13:45, Room 2.32. 


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Monday kicks off with probabilistic forecasting!

HS4.3: Probabilistic hydro-meteorological forecasts: ensembles, assimilation, predictive uncertainty, verification and decision making 

Posters – 10:45-12:30, Hall A

Orals – 14:00–17:55, Room 2.31


Tuesday will be a long day!

We also have the Division meeting for Hydrological Sciences (HS), the Plinius Medal Medal Lecture and Henry Darcy Medal Lecture.

HS4.7: Recent advances in the hydrologic and hydraulic modelling of extreme flood events 

Orals – 08:30–10:15, Room 2.17

Posters – 14:00–15:45, Hall A and vHall HS

HS4.8: Real-time urban flood forecasting: data analytics, modelling, and applications

Orals – 10:45–12:30, Room 2.17

Posters – 14:00–15:45, Hall A and vHall HS

HS4.6: From sub-seasonal forecasting to climate projections: predicting water availability and servicing water sectors 

Posters – 14:00–15:45, Hall A and vHall HS

Orals – 16:15–18:00, Room 2.17

Plinius Medal Lecture by Alberto Viglione

10:50–11:20, Room C

Division meeting for Hydrological Sciences (HS), convened by Maria-Helena Ramos and Alberto Viglione

12:45–13:45, Room B

Henry Darcy Medal Lecture by Marc F. P. Bierkens

19:00–20:00, Room B


“Drought” conditions are predicted for Wednesday. 

We also have the Hydrological Forecasting sub-division meeting.

SC3.5 (co-organized by GM12/NH12/OS5/PS9): Elevate your Pitch: Developing Engaging Short Scientific Presentations

08:30–10:15, Room 0.96/97

Hydrological Forecasting Sub-Division meeting, convened by Ilias Pechlivanidis

12:30–13:45, Room 2.32

HS4.2 (co-organized by NH1): Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve drought risk management

Orals – 14:00–18:00, Room B


On Thursday we continue being under drought conditions…

and includes the John Dalton Medal Lecture & HS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture 

SC3.6 (co-organized by EOS1/GM12/NH12/OS5): How do I make my geoscience communication publishable? – A drop-in ‘clinic’ with the Geoscience Communication editors

10:45–12:30, Room -2.85/86

 HS4.2 (co-organized by NH1): Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve drought risk management

Orals – 08:30–12:30, Room B

Posters – 14:00–15:45, Hall A and vHall HS

HS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Inge de Graaf

14:00–14:30, Room 2.44

John Dalton Medal Lecture by Taikan Oki

19:00–20:00, Room B


It’s PICO time!!! (Did someone mention a party too?)

HS4.1 (co-organized by NH1): Anticipation of flash floods and rainfall-induced hydro-geomorphic hazards: short-range observational and forecasting strategies

PICO – 10:45–12:30, PICO sport 4

HS4.4: Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards and climate emergency: challenges and innovations

PICO – 14:00–15:45, PICO sport 4

HS4.5 (co-organized by NH1): Reducing the impacts of natural hazards through forecast-based action: from early warning to early action 

PICO – 16:15–18:00, PICO sport 4

There are many more exciting sessions during the week! View the rest of the programme here and enjoy the conference! Also, remember to get the EGU app and include the sessions and meetings in your personal programme!


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