Quick recap on EGU 2017 Short course on Hydrological Forecasting

For the first time at this year’s EGU 2017, HEPEX and the YHS jointly organised a Short course on Hydrological Forecasting. The course was focused on real-time hydrological forecasting and topics covered included:

  • Estimating predictive uncertainty (e.g. ensembles & post-processing)
  • Reducing predictive uncertainty (e.g. data assimilation)
  • Forecast verification (graphical & numeric approaches)
  • Risk-based decision making game for operational water management – it was fun!

Enthusiastic hydrological forecasters at the EGU 2017 short course!

The session was very well received with over 50 participants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including early career scientists, senior scientists, and operational forecasters (see above picture!).

We thank the two course lecturers Dr. Jan Verkade (Deltares) and Prof. Marie-Amélie Boucher (UQAC) for their huge effort preparing the course material and being so generous with their time, and for such a positive and engaging session. We also thank Maria-Helena Ramos from HEPEX for being so supportive of this session right from the beginning.

Jan has kindly made all the slides from the short course (plus loads of additional resources at the end) available for everyone below:

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