Five years of YHS online

Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 5.46.15 PMOn October 18th, 2012 YHS launched this website. The first post announcing the existence of YHS only reached 38 people. Luckily, over time the visits to the website increased. By now, the website has over 50.000 page views by visitors from 162 countries. In the remainder of this post, we will highlight some of the most popular sections of the website.

Social media
YHS has adopted social media as a mean to update followers.  Why not join the other >1500 Twitter followers @YoungHydrology on? Or the other 1600 Facebook group members? By joining these online platforms you will always be updated on new sessions, blog posts, and other relevant news.

How to write a paper
One of the most popular online resources is the “How to write a paper” page. Here you can find slides of the short course “How to write (and publish) a scientific paper in hydrology”, organized annually at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna.

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Blog posts

  • Streams of Thought In September 2015 YHS started the Streams of Thought community blog. The idea of this blog is to share hydrologically relevant thoughts and opinions to peers all across the world. Some of the popular posts in recent years have been: The Mystery of Evaporation, Guidelines for an awesome Poster, and Four Reasons Why All Geoscientists Should Do Fieldwork.
  • Research Hylights In YHS “Hylights (lightly presented hydrology highlights)” we share short Q&A’s with young peers that recently published an exciting (in our opinion) paper. In these “Hylights” we have talked about the evaluation of models, socio-hydrology, climate change, flood risk, heterogeneity effects, CO2-vegetation feedbacks, global distribution of soil moisture, flood hazards, and Mediterranean catchments.
  • Hallway Conversations  In YHS Hallway Conversations we summarize informal discussions between young hydrologists and established researchers. These conversations highlight the diversity of work that spans subdisciplines in hydrology, as well as explore links to other fields.  Hallway Conversations have so far hosted the interviews with Jaime Gómez-Hernández, Andrea Rinaldo, Sally Thompson, Dmitri Kavetski and Steve Wondzell. Recent interviews with Stefan Uhlenbrook, Claudio Caponi and Harry Lins, on the other hand, aims to highlight professional careers in hydrologic practice.

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Your ideas
Do you have suggestions for the website? Let us know! We are always open for people that actively want to contribute, for example, by writing the next blog post. Get in touch if you think you are the right person to get involved!

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