HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES

HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES

Hydrological systems and society are interlinked determining risks and water security. Understanding and predictions of water resources dynamics are therefore very important to support the development of a sustainable society, particularly under strong environmental changes. Hydrological models and water resources management tools are essential to determine water security, human safety and development, and prioritise environmental management. This session is focused on sharing knowledge of the processes that govern the water cycle and focusing on changing dynamics in connection with rapidly changing human systems. The practical aim is to improve our capability to make predictions of water resources dynamics to support sustainable societal development in a changing environment.

Hydrological systems and society are interlinked determining risks and water security. Understanding and predictions of water resources dynamics are therefore very important to support the development of a sustainable society, particularly under strong environmental changes. Hydrological models and water resources management tools are essential to determine water security, human safety and development and prioritise environmental management. This session is focused on sharing knowledge of the processes that govern the water cycle and focusing on changing dynamics in connection with rapidly changing human systems. The practical aim is to improve our capability to make predictions of water resources dynamics to support sustainable societal development in a changing environment.

In this section we welcome, among others, contributions focusing on:

  • Understanding of river system functioning through new generation data, advancements in monitoring techniques and modelling
  • ╬ťodel hypothesis testing, diagnostic evaluation, and causality
  • Estimation and prediction of water systems under past and future conditions (under climate, population, land use change), and/or under ungauged conditions
  • Hydrological forecasting, data assimilation and user-tailored services
  • Putting scientific advancements into practice and highlighting the challenges in water and climate services
  • Water policy, Management and Society
  • Water, Energy and/or Food Nexus
  • Hydrological education and cooperative experiments (exchange programmes and virtual laboratories)

Convener: Dr Ilias Pechlivanidis,

                   Scientific Leader in Forecasts of Water Variables

                   Senior Researcher in Hydrology and Water Resources

                   Project Manager of the EFAS Dissemination Centre (www.efas.eu)

                   Co-Chair of the HEPEX scientific experiment (https://hepex.irstea.fr)

                   Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden (ilias.pechlivanidis@gmail.com)

 

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