5 WRHC – topics | 17 June 2014

Speakers / presentations

A   Understanding environmental processes in real-time

Cliff Dahm, UNM (USA)

  • Ecological and biogeochemical effects of first flush events

A1 Rains, floods and hazards

(moderated by Axel Bronstert, Univ. Potsdam)

Clemens Simmer, Univ. Bonn

  • Heavy rainfall forecast: current developments and perspective ideas

Marco Borga, Univ. Padua (Italy)

  • Forecasts and early warning for flash floods and debris flows events

Jonathan J. Gourley, Univ. Oklahoma (USA)

  • Contemporary observations and forecasts of flash floods in the United States

Henrik Madsen, TU of Denmark

  • Ensemble prediction system – forecast uncertainties

A2 Flood forecasting, risk and communication

(moderated by Bruno Merz, GFZ)

Ezio Todini, Univ. Bologna (Italy)

  • Assessment, communication and use of flood forecasting uncertainty

Annegret Thieken, Univ. Postdam

  • Flood risk management between technical measures and individual precaution

Sébastien Nobert, CNRS (France)

  • Forecasts, risk communication and institutional reality of emergency response

Eduardo Martins, FUNCEME und UFC, Ceará, Fortaleza (Brazil)

  • Flood and drought forecasting, risk and communication

A3 Real-time eco-hydrology

(moderated by Klement Tockner, IGB)

Walter Bertoldi, Univ. Trento (Italy)

  • Monitoring bio-gemorphological processes during flood events

Jens Krause, IGB

  • Reality mining of animal social systems

Stefan Krause, Univ. Birmingham (UK)

  • High frequency, high resolution monitoring for identifying
    ecohydrological and biogeochemical hot spots and hot moments

 

B   Water in urban areas

Suresh Rao, Univ. Purdue (USA)

  • Urban water: challenges in supply and distribution

B1 Micro pollutants – sources, processes and effects

(moderated by Peter Krebs, TU Dresden)

Thomas Berendonk, TU Dresden

  • Antibiotic resistance – a new emerging contaminant ………………………..

Aki Sebastian Ruhl, TU Berlin

  • Anthropogenic organic micro-pollutants in the urban water cycle

Bernd Sures, Univ. Duisburg-Essen

  • Pollutants in urban ecosystems: identifying substances and risks

 

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B2 Information generation for event prediction

 (moderated by Suresh Rao, Univ. Purdue)

Uwe Haberlandt, Univ. Hannover

  • Rainfall estimation using moving cars as rain gauges …………………………..

Andreas Scheidegger, EAWAG (Switzerland)

  • Information generation for event prediction with low-cost high-tech sensors …………………..

Stefan Krämer, itwh Hannover

  • Radar rainfall estimation and nowcasting for urban drainage …………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………..

 

 

B3 Infrastructure evolution and developments

(moderated by Peter Krebs, TU Dresden)

Michael Ahlheim, Univ. Hohenheim

  • Assessing the social benefits from improved tap water supply ………………….

Peter Cornel, TU Darmstadt

  • The “semi-central” approach for fast growing urban areas

Ana Deletic, Univ. Melbourne (Australia)

  • Stormwater management in a water sensitive city …………………………………. …………………………………. ………………………………….

Max Maurer, EAWAG (Switzerland)

  • Towards sustainable urban water infrastructures: the research needs