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Learning from hypotheses and failures in hydrology | PICO
Convener: Hannes Müller-Thomy  | Co-Conveners: Vazken Andréassian , ATTILIO CASTELLARIN , Anne Fangmann , Ina Pohle 
Learning from failures or mistakes is as fundamental in research as in real life. Failures may increase the researcher’s comprehension of their work and give unexpected insight into unacquainted processes. At the very least they help recognize the limits of particular approaches under specific conditions. In numerous cases it is undoubted that the entire research community would benefit from the difficulties encountered by a single person. In turn, the individual researcher could greatly profit by input from other experts in their field of study. However, failures are rarely reported. Journal articles, as the main media of communication in the field of hydrology are primarily utilized for presentation of success rather than failure.

The aim of this session is to communicate aforesaid failure the presenters have experienced with their research, either because their experiences could be valuable to others or because they would like to get advice from fellow researchers. The PICO-style type of presentation is chosen to involve a high number of presentations, and to enable profound discussion afterwards.

Update: We are happy to announce the confirmation of our invited speaker Murugesu Sivapalan!

Important: The submission of an abstract to this PICO-session does not inhibit you from abstract submission to other sessions with oral preference! So both, failures and success, can be presented.