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Water Sciences Pop-Ups | PICO
Convener: Tim van Emmerik  | Co-Convener: Shaun Harrigan 
 / Mon, 13 Apr, 10:30–12:00

In cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (

This session provides (early career) scientists the opportunity to give a 5 min TED-like presentation, followed by an interactive PICO poster discussion, on their future vision of water sciences. We offer speakers a platform to share their ideas with fellow scientists and the general public. Presentations should strive to go beyond a condensed form of one’s research to address broader issues like the future of publishing, education and global water scarcity. Visit for notable examples from previous editions of the sister session at AGU.

We specifically encourage students and early career scientists to submit to this session. Selections will be based on abstract and career stage, with the goal of having a diverse range of topics and backgrounds.

Please note that although this session is blocked as a PICO session, oral presentations will be scheduled for 5 minutes (not 2 minutes as with standard PICO sessions). For the interactive discussion part after oral presentations, we ask the authors to be creative: Slides, posters, videos, games, demonstration sets, music, photos, as long as it backs your story it's allowed!


10:30 – 10:35 | Introduction

10:35 – 10:40 | Tim van Emmerik: What scientists can learn from Plato's Symposium

10:40 – 10:45 | Inge de Graaf: Water underground

10:45 – 10:50 | Shaun Harrigan: Why more hydrologists need to look up

10:50 – 10:55 | Conrad Jackisch, Niklas Allroggen, Lisa Angermann, and Erwin Zehe: Pushing the basins and squeezing the models

10:55 – 11:00 | Styliani Maria Katsanevaki, Emmanouil Varouchakis, and George Karatzas: Game Theory in water resources management

11:00 – 11:05 | Lieke Melsen: Model output: fact or artefact?

11:05 – 11:10 | Nilay Dogulu and Canay Dogulu: Hydrology for everyone: Share your knowledge

11:10 – 11:15 | Hannes Müller and Uwe Haberlandt: Not enough high-resolution rainfall data? Generate it!

11:15 – 11:20 | Wouter A Marra: Mars survival handbook: where to find water

11:20 – 11:25 | Marie Charrière and Thom Bogaard: Effectiveness of communication in climate change and risk research: is the impact evaluated and where is it presented at scientific conferences?

11:25 – 11:30 | Manuel Ríos Gaona: Where is your state of the art?

11:30 – 11:35 | Paige Martin: Networks and climate: are they a good match?

11:35 – 11:40 | Luciano Raso and Peter-Jules van Overloop: (Why) do we need optimal management of water systems?

11:40 – 11:45 | Wouter Berghuijs: Is hydrology science or technology?

11:45 – 11:50 | Rolf Hut: 5 experiments in 5 minutes

11:50 – 13:00 | Discussion, PICO viewing, networking