HS4.1.1 Media

Drought and water scarcity are important issues in many regions of the Earth, requiring innovative hydro-meteorological monitoring, modelling and forecasting tools to evaluate the complex impacts on the availability and quality of water resources. While drought describes a natural hazard, water scarcity is related to long-term unsustainable use of water resources and associated socio-economic aspects. Both phenomena are, however, closely linked, with the complex interrelationship requiring careful attention.
While an increase in the severity and frequency of droughts can lead to water scarcity situations, particularly in regions that are already water stressed, overexploitation of available water resources can exacerbate the consequences of droughts. In the worst case, this can lead to long-term environmental and socio-economic impacts. Particular attention should, therefore, be paid to the feedbacks between these two phenomena, including the potential impacts of climate change. It is therefore necessary to improve both monitoring and sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting for droughts and water availability, and to develop innovative indicators and methodologies that translate the information provided into effective drought early warning and risk management.
This session will address statistical, remote sensing and physically-based techniques, aimed at monitoring, modelling and forecasting hydro-meteorological variables relevant to drought and/or water scarcity. These include, but are not limited to, precipitation, snow cover, soil moisture, streamflow, groundwater levels and extreme temperatures. The development and implementation of drought indicators meaningful to decision making processes, and ways of presenting and explaining them to water managers, policy makers and other stakeholders, are further issues to be addressed.
The session aims to bring together scientists, practitioners and stakeholders in the fields of hydrology and meteorology, as well as in the field of water resources and/or risk management; interested in monitoring, modelling and forecasting drought and water scarcity, and in analyzing their interrelationships, hydrological impacts, and the feedbacks with society. Particularly welcome are applications and real-world case studies in regions subject to significant water stress, where the importance of drought warning, supported through state-of-the-art monitoring and forecasting of water resources availability is likely to become more important in the future.

Co-organized as NH1.31
Convener: Brunella Bonaccorso | Co-conveners: Carmelo Cammalleri, Athanasios Loukas, Micha Werner
| Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room B
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall A

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Room B

Chairperson: Brunella Bonaccorso
Drought monitoring and forecasting
08:30–08:45 |
Aihong Cui, Jianfeng Li, Qiming Zhou, Guofeng Wu, and Qingquan Li
08:45–09:00 |
Helena Gerdener, Olga Engels, and Jürgen Kusche
09:00–09:15 |
Johannes Laimighofer, Herbert Formayer, and Gregor Laaha
09:15–09:30 |
Pei-Yu Wu and Jiing-Yun You
09:45–10:00 |
Marcelo Zeri, Regina Célia S. Alvalá, Rogério Carneiro, Gisleine Cunha-Zeri, José Maria Costa, Domingos Urbano, and José Marengo
10:00–10:15 |
Marijke Panis, Pieter van Gelder, Marc van den Homberg, Narcisa Nechita, Aklilu Teklesadik, Gerrit Schoups, Mendy van der Vliet, and Hessel Winsemius
Coffee break
Chairperson: Athanasios Loukas
Drought impact assessment
10:45–11:00 |
Mugni Hariadi, Gerard van de Schrier, and Albert Klein Tank
11:00–11:15 |
Gorka Mendiguren González, Mónica García, Sergio Vicente-Serrano, María Carmen Moyano, Victor Ntegeka, Peter Bauer-Gottwein, Alicia Palacios-Orueta, and Klaus Wolfgang Wiese Acosta
11:15–11:30 |
Shraddhanand Shukla, Kristi R. Arsenault, Abheera Hazra, Amy McNally, Augusto Getirana, Sujay Kumar, Christa Peters-Lidard, Randal Koster, Ben Zaitchik, Laura Harrison, Tamuka Magadzire, Alkhalil Adoum, Gideon Galu, and Jim Verdin
11:30–11:45 |
Katrin Meusburger, Achilleas Psomas, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Frank Hagedorn, and Lorenz Walthert
11:45–12:00 |
Tae-Woong Kim, Ji Soo Yu, Gun Hui Chung, and Si-Jung Choi
12:00–12:15 |
| Highlight
Lamprini Papadimitriou, Ian Holman, Jerry Knox, Mick Redman, and David Haro Monteagudo