Category Archives: Conference

Hydrological Forecasting and Natural Hazards at EGU 2015

Attending the European Geosciences Union Assembly this year?  If you’re a first-time visitor to the event, which attracts over 12,000 delegates, then check out the GeoLog’s guide on what to expect. If you are attending then why not join us in our Thursday morning session … Continue reading

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#FRMis10: Future flood risk management strategies

When the inaugural SNIFFER Flood Risk Management conference was convened in 2005 many of the current approaches to flood risk management were very much in their infancy – if at all conceived. 10 years on and the ‘FRMis10’ conference agenda– … Continue reading

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BHS 2014 Challenging hydrological theory and practice and calling for better communicators

  This week saw hydrologists from across the UK, and some overseas visitors, congregate in Birmingham for the 2014 British Hydrological Society Symposium. The Scottish Flood Forecasting Service was there presenting our recent experience of setting up and using the … Continue reading

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Engaging with hydrometeorology across Europe

In the SFFS we have 12 operational flood forecasting hydrologists working on a rota system as well as meteorologists on shift at the Met Office. Similar numbers of people are working in most countries across Europe and worldwide. Combine this … Continue reading

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Mountain Hydrometeorology

Mountain weather can be highly variable in space and time and is often extreme, with implications for recreation, agriculture, industry, infrastructure and ecosystems. A national meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society is being held on Saturday 28 June and Sunday … Continue reading

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International Conference on Flood Resilience and an award for the SFFS

The International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR) held in Exeter on 5-9th Sep bought together the complementary areas of building resilient town and communities, and improving preparedness through reliable flood models and forecasts. The opening keynote by Dr Hong-Yuan Lee, the … Continue reading

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High Impact Weather: the role of the forecaster and verification

Day 2 and our final contribution to this science session. The role of the forecaster dominated the morning session on applications of meteorology in warning of severe weather and other natural hazards. Automation of warnings was presented (Reichert) allowing for greater … Continue reading

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