Spatial hydrology: observation, modelling and forecasting

The 2nd national workshop of the Australian Energy and Water Exchange Initiative (OzEWEX) was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland, on Wednesday 2 December 2015. We joined forces with the organisers of MODSIM2015 and make use of the one-day break in the conference schedule. Delegates will be able to combine participation with the MODSIM2015 conference without overlap.

The workshop format focused on thought-provoking presentations and discussion as well as a poster session. The theme ‘Spatial hydrology: observation, modelling and forecasting’ was explored in plenary sessions and in parallel discussion sessions. The following topics were explored in workshop sessions, through facilitated discussion and argument on relevant propositions:

  • Observing hydrology at different scales: needs and opportunities
  • Multi-objective data assimilation in hydrological modelling
  • Advances in characterising errors in models and observations
  • Attributing changes in natural hazards to climate and non-climate causes
  • Water cycle processes in CABLE and other land surface models
  • Streamflow forecasting: from uncertainty to decision (co-sponsored by HEPEX)

Abstracts and presentations are available through this web site. A workshop report can be found here.

Participation in the workshop was free, thanks to generous support from the European Union project eartH2Observe – Global Earth Observation for Integrated Water Resource Assessment, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, The Australian National University, Bureau of Meteorology, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.