We are at GEWEX 2014 conference; Trending now: Water

Group members will be present on the 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle in the Hague.

Marc Bierkens: session chair in Everest I and II on monday July 14 15:30-17:30

Edwin Sutanudjaja: talk in Wolrd Forum theater: tuesday july 15 11:15-11:30.

Posters

Monday: Patricia Lopez (9-14); Nick van de Giesen/Edwin Sutanudjaja/Marc Bierkens (9-25)

Tuesday: Inge de Graaf (12-1)

Wednesday: Niko Wanders (14-15); Rianne Giesen/Walter Immerzeel (18-2); Walter immerzeel/Arthur Lutz (18-2)

See the conference site:

http://gewex.org/2014conf/home.html

Contribution to GFDRR report and policy note on “understanding risk”

Our group contributed to the report and policy note  Understanding Risk: the Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment issued by the GLOBAL FACILITY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION AND RECOVERY and paid for by World Bank. Our contribution, a case study (Bangladesh) and an example of the GLOFRIS framework, was lead by VU University in co-operation with Deltares and PBL.

Download the report and the policy note here!

 

 

 

Soil moisture assimilation and flood forecasting

Niko Wanders et al. published a paper in HESS investigating the improvement in flood forecasting when assimilating simultaneously different soil moisture products. See his paper at:

http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2343/2014/hess-18-2343-2014.pdf

Wanders, N., Karssenberg, D., de Roo, A., de Jong, S. M., and Bierkens, M. F. P., 2014. The suitability of remotely sensed soil moisture for improving operational flood forecasting, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2343-2357.