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Hydrology Pop-Ups: Sharing failures, lessons learned and new ideas | PICO
Conveners: Tim van Emmerik , Hannes Müller-Thomy , Anne Fangmann , Ina Pohle  | Co-Conveners: Uwe Haberlandt , Jan Seibert , Giulia Vico , Manuel F. Rios Gaona 
 / Mon, 18 Apr, 15:30–17:00

Many important lessons hydrologists learn do not necessarily come straight out of the best cited papers. Instead, most of us learn by doing, failing, or getting ideas from others. This session provides scientists the opportunity to communicate their experiences or new ideas to the community.

Presenters will e.g. draw lessons from decades of hydrological modeling, critically review the way we model now, show what we can learn from comparing case studies, and share their ideas for pushing hydrological sciences forward.

The PICO-style type of presentation is chosen to involve a high number of presentations, and to enable profound discussion afterwards. Please note that although this session is 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 the oral presentations, we ask the authors to be creative - almost everything is allowed, as long as it backs your story!

In cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (

Public information: Schedule
15:30 – 15:35 | Introduction
15:35 – 15:40 | Laurène Bouaziz | Flooding in Myanmar: joint occurrence of high discharges and high sea water levels?
15:40 – 15:45 | Deonie Allen | Sediment transport mechanisms through the sustainable vegetated flow networks
15:45 – 15:50 | Natalie Ceperley | The Dischma river mystery: why does my snow hydrological model not work here ?
15:50 – 15:55 | Laura Klement | Modeling nitrogen fluxes in Germany – where does the nitrogen go?
15:55 – 16:00 | Eric Gaume | “Physically-based” numerical experiment to determine the dominant hillslope processes during floods?
16:00 – 16:05 | Georgy Ayzel | How far can we go in hydrological modelling without any knowledge of runoff formation processes?
16:05 – 16:10 | Axel Bronstert | Limits and failures in hydrology: examples and lessons learned from three decades of process oriented hydrological modelling
16:10 – 16:15 | Christopher Hutton | Towards Reproducibility in Computational Hydrology
16:15 – 16:20 | Jeroen Bernhard | Improving the local relevance of large scale water demand predictions: the way forward
16:20 – 16:25 | Julian Koch | Avenues for crowd science in Hydrology.
16:25 – 16:30 | Brian Dermody | Exploiting path dependency to improve projections in socio-hydrological systems
16:30 – 16:35 | Thom Bogaard | What can hillslope hydrologists learn from landslide research?
16:35 – 17:00 | PICO viewing and discussion