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Protect your city from floods with the IMPREXive game

Protect your city from floods with the IMPREXive game

We all know that the HEPEX community loves games and interactive challenges. We have already six games available in our Resources page. One of these games (“Pathways to running a flood forecasting centre: an adventure game”, by Louise Arnal & colleagues) has inspired a very nice online game developed by Arctik, a public relations, communications and evaluation consultancy, within the EU Horizon 2020 Imprex research project. Do you want to play it? In the game, you’ve landed a job as…

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Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

The EGU 2019 Annual General Assembly will take place from 7–12 April 2017 in Vienna. If you are planning to go and want to meet HEPEX people, here are some tips on the sessions that might interest you. If unfortunately you cannot be there this year, you can browse the programme of these sessions following the links below and learn more about the different work that’s going to be presented. The sessions of the sub-division on Hydrological Forecasting focus on…

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How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

Contributed by Léonard Santos (Irstea, France). It is common to read articles in which the Kling and Gupta Efficiency (KGE, Gupta et al., 2009) or its modified version (KGE’, Kling et al., 2012) are used as a metric to evaluate the quality of streamflow simulations. They are often seen as a solution to substitute the Nash and Sutcliffe Efficiency (NSE, Nash and Sutcliffe, 1970). However, are these two criterion totally comparable? Can the KGE be used exactly in the same…

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Can hydrological forecasting contribute to Science & Art projects?

Can hydrological forecasting contribute to Science & Art projects?

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos and Louise Arnal. In 1991, L. D. James starts his book chapter stating that “[i]n content, hydrology is a science; in practice it is an art”. The discussion that follows reflects on the links between science and practice at the time of writing, questioning how much “the art of hydrology [was becoming] increasingly outdated” and highlighting the “pressure for new methods” to keep on securing decision makers in water resources planning with “sound scientific information for…

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Survey results: views and opinions about Hepex and hydrological forecasting

Survey results: views and opinions about Hepex and hydrological forecasting

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos At the beginning of the year, we launched a short online survey to gather some views and opinions about Hepex and start a discussion on the future of Hepex: how should the community continue its efforts? What should Hepex be in 10 years’ time? During the 7th International Hepex Workshop in Melbourne we had an interactive poster that complemented this survey and collected some more views and opinions from the participants of the workshop. Below you…

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