Medium and long-term hydrological forecasting for water management and allocation
Convener: A. Loukas  | Co-Conveners: E. Toth , G. T. Aronica 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 21 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Room 20
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 21 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A

The session will address methods and modelling techniques aimed at monitoring and forecasting, at a weekly to interannual time-scale, of hydrological variables that are crucial for the control and management of water resources systems and in particular: streamflow, snow cover, soil moisture and groundwater.
The contributions will present integration of monitoring techniques, including ground and remote sensing observations, and modelling approaches, of both the data-driven and physically-based types, applied for forecasting the evolution of the hydro-meteorological variables that are most influential on the availability of water resources.
Particularly welcome will be applications and real-world case studies in Mediterranean and other drought-prone areas where the importance of long-term water management and allocation under extreme hydrologic conditions is steadily growing.