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Final score of the 10th Anniversary HEPEX Workshop

Final score of the 10th Anniversary HEPEX Workshop

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall, Andy Wood, JuttaThielen, Florian Pappenberger, Jan Verkade In these times of World Cup, you may have heard many times the key question: “So, who’s the winner?” At the end of the 10th Anniversary HEPEX Workshop, we can definitely claim that ensemble predictions have won the hydrological forecasting competition for better and reliable forecasts. A feeling shared by scientists, operational forecasters, forecast users, students and young researchers that participated to this event (see the group…

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Keep the information flooding in – Social and mainstream media monitoring for improved disaster management

Keep the information flooding in – Social and mainstream media monitoring for improved disaster management

Contributed by Milan Kalas, Davide Muraro, Tomas Kliment, JuttaThielen and Florian Pappenberger Several days of exceptionally intense and continued rainfalls from 13th May 2014 onwards caused disastrous flooding in the Balkan region (for details see this post) The question is: how can the knowledge of the crowd be channeled to the right actors? Social and mainstream media monitoring is being more and more recognized as valuable source of information in disaster management and response. The information on ongoing disasters could…

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Balkans’ worst floods for more than 100 years

Balkans’ worst floods for more than 100 years

Contributed by Jutta Thielen, A. Annunziato, I. Andredakis, N. McCormick,  M. Kalas,  X. Kechagioglou, J. Kucera, D. Muraro,  P. Probst,  P. Salamon, and V. Thiemig. After weeks of persistent wet conditions, the exceptionally intense rainfall from 13th May 2014 led to disastrous and widespread flooding in the Balkan Peninsula in south-east Europe, mainly in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, with flooding also reported in Croatia, southern Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Officials estimate that three months’ worth of rain had fallen…

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Global Flood Partnership: Report from the 4th workshop 4-6 March 2014 in Reading

Global Flood Partnership: Report from the 4th workshop 4-6 March 2014 in Reading

Contributed by Fredrik Wetterhall, Florian Pappenberger, Lorenzo Alfieri, JuttaThielen and Tom de Groeve The 4th workshop of the Global Flood Working Group, hosted at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK,  gathered around 90 scientists, practitioners and users to kick off the Global Flood Partnership (GFP). GFP is a unique international forum aimed at developing global flood observational and modelling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives, for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk….

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10th anniversary HEPEX workshop

10th anniversary HEPEX workshop

Contributed by JuttaThielen, Andy Wood, Florian Pappenberger and Robert Hartman The 10th anniversary HEPEX workshop will be hosted by NOAA in Maryland from 24-26th June 2014 at the new NCEP “Weather and Climate Prediction Center”. The workshop will provide a review of HEPEX achievements, but, more importantly, will look into where we are now and where we want hydrological ensemble predictions to be in 10 years’ time from now. The workshop will have a strong focus on end user’s needs,…

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