New publication: Advancing catchment hydrology to deal with predictions under change

Please check out this vision paper:

Ehret, U., Gupta, H. V., Sivapalan, M., Weijs, S. V., Schymanski, S. J., Blöschl, G., Gelfan, A. N., Harman, C., Kleidon, A., Bogaard, T. A., Wang, D., Wagener, T., Scherer, U., Zehe, E., Bierkens, M. F. P., Di Baldassarre, G., Parajka, J., van Beek, L. P. H., van Griensven, A., Westhoff, M. C., and Winsemius, H. C.: Advancing catchment hydrology to deal with predictions under change, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 649-671, doi:10.5194/hess-18-649-2014, 2014.

It is part of the following HESS special issue:

Predictions under change: water, earth, and biota in the anthropocene
Editor(s): M. Sivapalan, T. J. Troy, V. Srinivasan, A. Kleidon, D. Gerten, and A. Montanari.

Special Issue jointly organized between Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and Earth System Dynamics

International Workshop on Hyper-resolution Global Hydrological Modelling

Toward global-scale models that are relevant at local scales!

On February 13/14 an international workshop was organized at Utrecht University, bringing together hydrologists from around the world that are involved in large-scale high- to hyper-resoluytion modelling of terrestrial hydrology. A succesfull workshop lead to the foundation of the HYperHydro network with three working groups:

  • WG1: Setting up a testbed for comparing different large-scale models at different resolutions.
  • WG2: Around computational challenges, including parallel computing and model component coupling.
  • WG3: With the goal to think about delivering the information needed to achieve hyper-resolution (< 1 km) globally: parameter sets, model concepts and forcing.

A splinter meeting will be organized at EGU 2014 in Vienna to further the network activities. You are welcome to join any of the groups by sending email to Marc Bierkens.

The workshop program and pdfs of the presentations can be found here!