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Memories of the Taquari River

Memories of the Taquari River

Contributed by Sofia Royer Moraes, PhD candidate UFRGS, Brazil The study and understanding of the natural dynamics of rivers has always brought a gleam to my eyes, since its application is important to society, especially for those most susceptible to it. I am currently studying extreme floodings, that is, rarer events, which also have the greatest impact on society, both for measures to be taken in order to reduce economic damage in an upcoming event and the impact on people’s…

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A HEPEX researcher in the times of a pandemic

A HEPEX researcher in the times of a pandemic

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos (INRAE) Many of us have probably never before received so many emails starting or ending with phrases such as “I hope you are doing fine”, “Stay healthy”, “Stay safe”, “Don’t get crazy” (okay, this one maybe does not appear that often). Probably this is what we are all trying our best to do: keep our bodies and minds in good shape, while managing research projects, operational activities, students and courses with as much attention as we…

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IAHS conference: live feed

IAHS conference: live feed

Contributed by Marie-Amélie Boucher (Université de Sherbrooke) and Maria-Helena Ramos (Irstea) Cannot attend IAHS conference in Montreal this week? Follow us then! During this week, from Monday 8 to Saturday 13, we will be posting some lines and photos every day in the HEPEX blog, directly from the 27th IUGG General Assembly, at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada. You can post comments day by day too, and we will try to answer them all. Just remember: we will…

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Integration of Early Warning Systems and Young Professionals

Integration of Early Warning Systems and Young Professionals

Contributed by Nilay Dogulu, Lydia Cumiskey and Erika Roxana Meléndez Landaverde Early warning systems (EWSs) help society to prepare for, and respond to, all types of disasters, including those related to hydrometeorological hazards. The recent floods in Mozambique has clearly showed that EWSs are inevitable part of disaster risk management as they can save lives and minimize potential economic and environmental damages. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 specifically emphasizes the need to “substantially increase the availability of…

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Hydrological Forecasting in the XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources

Hydrological Forecasting in the XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources

Contributed by Fernando Mainardi Fan (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) The XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Water Resources (XXIII SBRH) will be the main event in the area of ​​Water Resources research and engineering in Brazil in 2019. It will provide a space for sharing and discussing relevant issues in the area, through professionals, academia and society during the week from November 24 to 28. The central theme WATER CONNECTS is focused on allowing us to connect professional…

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