Social Perceptions of Water and Climate workshop

Al Roca Barcelona Gallery es farà el proper 19 i 20 de març el workshop, dirigat per Tomàs Molina: SOCIAL PERCEPTIONS OF WATER AND CLIMATE, organitzat per la Fundació We Are Water i la Interantional Association of Broadcast Meteorology amb el motiu del Dia Mundial de l’Aigua 2015.

Les jornades, que tindran lloc durant els dies 19 I 20 DE MARÇ DE 9:30 A 13:00 HORES, tenen l’objectiu de donar a conèixer les problemàtiques mediambientals relacionades amb l’aigua i el clima i la seva repercussió. Uns continguts que han estat elaborats pel meteoròleg de TV3 i amic de la Fundació We Are Water, Tomàs Molina.
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9th HyMeX Workshop 21-25 September 2015, Mykonos, Greece

General information

The 9th HyMeX workshop will take place from 21 to 25 September 2015, in Mykonos Island, Greece. It will be organized by the National Observatory of Athens at Saint-John hotel.

Objectives

The general objectives of the HyMeX workshops are to strengthen the links and knowledge exchange, as well as to foster collaborations within the HyMeX research community. The 9th HyMeX workshop will occur at midterm of the programme. It will be the opportunity to assess the achievements of the programme, both in terms of data collected and science results, against the original objectives of the HyMeX Science Plan (http://www.hymex.org/public/documents/HyMeX_Science_Plan.pdf). Running over 5 days, the programme will consist of plenary sessions with review solicited talks and Science Teams oral and poster sessions with an open call for contributions to present and discuss recent scientific progresses regarding the Mediterranean water cycle. Leer más de esta entrada

9TH HYMEX WORKSHOP, 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2015, MYKONOS, GREECE

General information

The 9th HyMeX workshop will take place from 21 to 25 September 2015, in Mykonos Island, Greece. It will be organized by the National Observatory of Athens at Saint-John hotel.

Objectives

The general objectives of all the HyMeX workshops are to strengthen the links and knowledge exchange, as well as to foster collaborations within the HyMeX community. The 9th HyMeX workshop will occur at mid-term of the programme. It will be the opportunity to assess the achievements of the programme, both in terms of data collected and scientific studies, against the original objectives of the Science Plan. Running over 5 days, the programme will consist of plenary sessions with review solicited talks and Science Teams oral and poster sessions with an open call for contributions to present and discuss recent scientific progresses in the understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle, from multiscale and multidisciplinary approaches. Leer más de esta entrada

Trainee in hydrology: Building up dedicated space-based services to monitor and protect surface water resources

CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), is a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency), IFREMER (French
Research Institute for exploration of the sea) and ARDIAN (ex Axa Private Equity), created in 1986.
CLS is specialized in satellite-based services and wants to develop added-value services dedicated to
institutions, governments and private industry in regards to the understanding, protection and
management of surface water resources. CLS does not have any in house hydrologist.
This trainee is expected to work six months for CLS. This will constitute the final report of a master’s
degree. The objective is to provide thematic support to CLS staff in their investigations to understand the
users’ needs, seen through a professional eye and environment, and the possible services that can be
made available to them now or in the future.
The subject would be: “Building up dedicated space-based services to monitor and protect surface water
resources”.
The geographical area of the study will be set depending on CLS needs. The area can be in Europe, Asia,
Africa or America.

All info: 20150113_Trainee_hydrology_CLS

Summer School – Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) – 6/10 July 2015

This Summer School is devoted to runoff prediction in ungauged basins (PUB), i.e., predicting water runoff at locations where no runoff data are available. This lack of data presents considerable challenges to catchment managers who require information on water flows for decision making. This course, based on the recently published book, “Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales”, will provide hydrologists with the theory and methods to address this critical challenge. The collection of speakers will bring together results from individual location-based studies and show how a comparative approach can be applied to learn from the differences and similarities between catchments around the world along gradients of climate and landscape features.

LEAFLET: Summer_School_PUB_2015

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HyMeX, a 10-year multidisciplinary program on the Mediterranean water cycle

Authors:

P. Drobinski, V. Ducrocq, P. Alpert, E. Anagnostou, K. Béranger, M. Borga, I. Braud, A.Chanzy, S. Davolio, G. Delrieu, C. Estournel, N. Filali Boubrahmi, J. Font, V. Grubisic, S. Gualdi, V. Homar, B. Ivancan- Picek, C. Kottmeier, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, P. Lionello, M.C. Llasat, W. Ludwig,  C. Lutoff, A. Mariotti, E. Richard, R. Romero, R. Rotunno, O. Roussot, I. Ruin, S. Somot, I. Taupier-Letage, J. Tintore, R.Uijlenhoet, H. Wernli

Abstract:

The Mediterranean countries are experiencing important challenges related to the water cycle including water shortages and floods, extreme winds and ice/snow storms that impact critically the socioeconomic vitality in the area (causing damage to property; threatening lives; affecting the energy and transportation sectors, etc.). There are gaps in our understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle and its dynamics, which include the variability of the Mediterranean Sea water budget and its feedback on the variability of the continental precipitation through air/sea interactions, the impact of precipitation variability on aquifer recharge, river discharge, soil water content and vegetation characteristics specific of the Mediterranean basin and the mechanisms that control the location and intensity of heavy precipitating systems which often produce floods. The HyMeX (Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment) programme is a 10-year concerted experimental effort at the international level aiming at advancing the scientific knowledge of the water cycle variability in all compartments (land, sea and atmosphere) and at various time and spatial scales. It also aims at improving the processes-based models needed for forecasting hydro-meteorological extremes and the models of the regional climate system for predicting regional climate variability and evolution. It finally aims at assessing the social and economic vulnerability to hydrometeorological natural hazards in the Mediterranean and the adaptation capacity of the territories and populations therein to provide support to policy makers to cope with water related problems under the influence of climate change, by linking scientific outcomes with related policy requirements. Leer más de esta entrada