Announcing the expanded board for the year 2021-2022!
Chair: Lina Stein
Affiliation: University of Bristol
Sentence about your research: My research focus lies on flood generating processes and how they connect to climate and catchment.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? My aim this year is making sure YHS transitions well into the extension of the Board. With many new people involved we have a chance to advance YHS as a broad and diverse advocate for early career hydrologists.
Secretary: Elena Cristiano
Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Sentence about your research: I am working as Postdoc in the field of urban hydrology, focusing on green roofs and other nature-based solutions to mitigate pluvial floods, to adapt to climate changes and to create smart and resilient cities.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I want to help YHS grow and offer opportunities for young researchers to support their academic growth, through activities focused on enlarging the network, discussing hydrology and interdisciplinary topics. I think that, especially in this difficult period, where contacts are limited, there is the need to strengthen the network among young researchers, supporting each other and consolidating collaborations.
Treasurer: Hannes Müller-Thomy
Affiliation: TU Braunschweig
Sentence about your research: The generation of rainfall on different spatial and temporal scales and its application in a variety of models, ranging from urban hydrological modelling over crop modelling to water resources management.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? Due to the world-wide pandemic and the cancellation of so many workshops and conferences I would be happy if YHS can bring young scientists further together to share their thoughts and ideas!
Name: Clare Stephens
Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Sentence about your research: I study catchment response to climate change using ecohydrologic modelling and data analysis.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I hope we can expand the blog to publish even more great articles relevant to young hydrologists, with a particular focus on sharing the ideas and stories of YHS members.
Name: Samaneh Seifollahi
Affiliation: Stockholm University
Sentence about your research: I work on water resource management, land-sea interactions, and system analysis to study the implications of climate change and anthropogenic pressures and risks.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would like to support early-career researchers to develop their career path, and get inspired by the variety of research they do. I will contribute to the YHS Blog articles during this year, hoping to disseminate motivating research outcomes and activities within the hydrology society and among broader audiences.
Name: Epari Ritesh Patro
Affiliation: University of Oulu, Finland
Sentence about your research:I am an interdisciplinary environmental researcher with particular expertise in climate-water-energy nexus. My current research activity focuses on the analysing and quantifying the impact of climate change, renewable deployment, carbon and fuel prices over hydropower’s future in the alpine and arctic environment.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? Certainly, as a YHS representative I would envisage in bridging the gap between both learning the cutting edge work and better communication of the work to both who may be familiar or unfamiliar with the field of hydrology.
Name: Swamini Khurana
Affiliation: Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Sentence about your research: I focus on impact of spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics on microbially mediated nutrient cycling in the subsurface.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would like to help diverse early-career stage (ECS) researchers get in touch with the community through engaging blogs highlighting achievements of ECS researchers as well as conversations with senior scientists. At the end of the year, I hope that the Blog is a rich resource of information for ECS researchers navigating the initial steps in their academic career.
Name: Siwei He
Affiliation: University of Colorado Boulder
Sentence about your research: My research mainly focuses on the subgrid variability in hydrologic and land-surface modeling.What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I hope some informative information can be shared from the “senior” early-career scientists to the “freshman” early-career scientists through the Blog
Name: Harsh Beria
Affiliation: ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sentence about your research: The central theme of my research is to understand how water flows within mountainous landscapes, and how climate change might impact this going forward.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would like YHS to organize events that enhance the softer skills required in a scientists’ life, ranging from being better prepared for interviews to improving their networking skills at conferences and other public events.
National Branches Committee
Name: Bethel Ugochukwu Ukazu
Affiliation: University of Nigeria
Sentence about your research: I work on water resource management, with regards to human-environment relations for effective climate change adaptation strategies and sustainable development
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? Active YHS National Chapters
Name: Edoardo Martini
Affiliation: Heidelberg University & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Sentence about your research: My research focuses on soil hydrology, integrating approaches from soil science, near-surface geophysics and soil hydrology to better understand and predict hydrological processes in the vadose zone.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would like to stimulate young hydrologists from all over the world to get involved with YHS towards a lively exchange of experiences and ideas to foster a community awareness.
Name: Faranak Tootoonchi
Affiliation: Uppsala University
Sentence about your research: Currently I am working as a PhD student at Uppsala university in the Department of earth science. I have a keen interest in statistical and mathematical formulation of natural processes. My research focuses on bias correction of climate model outputs to enhance multivariate hydrological modelling in changing climates.What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I think, it is not just enough to do the research. It is also important to be able to communicate, show and discuss. I think it is important to be active in the public community and leave a fingerprint on the society. Therefore, this year I aim to contribute to better communication and interaction with the hydrological community.
Name: Xinyang Fan
Affiliation: The University of Melbourne, Australia & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Sentence about your research: My research focuses on quantifying the impact of climate change on groundwater in Australia and Germany.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I’m so glad and excited to become a new member in the Outreach sector of YHS this year. Science communication is very important for sharing our research findings within and out of our research field. I am very keen to helping distribute and communicate useful and interesting hydrology related research information, news, and articles among the young hydrologists. By helping the outreach in YHS, I wish to improve my transferable skills, accumulate knowledge, and build up networks.
Name: Iskra Mejía Estrada
Affiliation: Mexican Institute of Water Technology
Sentence about research: I am an urban hydrometeorologist with interest in public outreach and science communication. I have expertise in atmospheric modelling of severe storms in urban areas, an activity that I enjoy as much as undertaking Project Leader responsibilities, which is my current job at an applied water research institution.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year?: To contribute to consolidate the role and presence of the YHS as a solid global network of researchers, and to provide support for the efficient academic growth of Early Career Scientists.
Name: Navid Ghajarnia
Affiliation: Stockholm University
Sentence about your research: My research interest spans global hydrology, water resources analysis, climate change, and data analysis.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would like to support the YHS Diversity committee and contribute to the enhancement of diversity for creating a more colorful and beautiful hydrologic society around the world.
Name: Mara Meggiorin
Affiliation: University of Padova & Sinergeo S.r.l.
Sentence about your research: My research focuses on hydrogeology, focusing on groundwater modeling and coupling it with statistical analyses in order to achieve more insights in this concealed water resource.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I’d like to help YHS, by supporting the Diversity committee, in achieving a more equal research community in which origin, language and gender is not a discrimiination factor but a strength. Diversity can enlarge our vision of the world!
Name: Sarpong Hammond Antwi
Affiliation: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Sentence about your research: Governance and management of Water resources in the Republic of Ireland
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? To encourage diversity and help broaden the horizon of YHS across different geographical settings
Name: Pedro Torralbo Muñoz
Affiliation: University of Cordoba
Sentence about your research: Drought and torrential rainfall in mediterranean mountains such as sierra nevada in granada, spain, and how climate change impacts on river flow are my main interests.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I would love to see a diverse and motivated environment to bring YHS together where we get to showcase the important work we do for hydrology. And especially to make the work of women hydrologists more visible.
Name: Gökben Demir
Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University Jena ( Group Terrestrial Ecohydrology)
Sentence about your research: My research focuses on understanding the effect of canopy-induced heterogeneity on water flux patterns and flows at the plot scale with field observations.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? I’d like to contribute to YHS, by supporting the Diversity committee. I believe we all should keep our awareness of all types of discrimination. Many discriminative behaviors are embedded into daily routines, yet we can break them to enhance a more colorful and more equal scientific community.
EGU Hydrological Sciences ECS Rep: Sina Khatami
Affiliation: Stockholm University, and University of Melbourne
Sentence about your research: I used models and statistics to understand hydrological processes and their response to hydroclimatic change and anthropogenic activities
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? Now that the YHS community is growing, I’d like to encourage YHS members (current and past) to mentor their earlier peers.
IAHS ECS Rep: Nilay Dogulu
Affiliation: Independent scholar
Sentence about your research: I love shaping my (voluntary) efforts to support science-informed operational hydrology. My research revolves around flood forecasting and clustering algorithms.
What’s one thing you’d like to achieve with YHS this year? It concerns event/s dedicated to celebration of YHS’s 10th year anniversary