Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Convener: Louise Slater | Co-conveners: Anne Van Loon, Gregor Laaha, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Lena M. Tallaksen
| Attendance Thu, 07 May, 08:30–12:30 (CEST)

Hydrological extremes (droughts and floods), have major impacts on society and ecosystems and are expected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Although both at the extreme end of the hydrological spectrum, floods and droughts are governed by different processes, which means that they operate on different spatial and temporal scales and that different analysis methods and indices are needed to characterise them. But there are also many similarities and links between the two extremes that are increasingly being studied.
This general session on hydrological extremes aims to bring together the two communities in order to learn from the similarities and differences between flood and drought research. We aim to increase the understanding of the governing processes of both hydrological extremes, find robust ways of modelling and analysing floods and droughts, assess the influence of global change (including climate change, land use change, and other anthropogenic influences) on floods and droughts, and study the socio-economic and environmental impacts of hydrological extremes. We welcome submissions of insightful studies of floods or droughts, and especially encourage abstracts that cover both extremes.
This session is jointly organised by the Panta Rhei Working Groups “Understanding Flood Changes”, “Changes in Flood Risk”, and “Drought in the Anthropocene” and will further stimulate scientific discussion on change detection and attribution of hydrological extremes and the feedbacks between hydrological extremes and society. The session is linked to the European Low Flow and Drought Group of UNESCO´s IHP-VIII FRIEND-Water Program, which aims to promote international drought research. Excellent submissions of early-career researchers that are deemed important contributions to the session topics will be classified as solicited talks, as a "label of excellence".

Public information:
The discussion of the displays in this session will be carried out in ten blocks of 20 minutes.
All displays have been assigned to one of the blocks. Please note that not all authors are able to participate, and so the timing may fluctuate a little.

08:30 Welcome and structure of the session
08:33-08:55 Block 1 - Displays D54 to D57: Niko Wanders (invited), Abraham Gibson, Chunyu Dong, Hoori Ajami
08:55-09:15 Block 2 - Displays D58 to D61: Vimal Mishra, Oldrich Rakovec, Mathilde Erfurt, Manuela Brunner (invited)
09:15-09:35 Block 3 - Displays D62 to D65: Gabriele Villarini, Ralf Merz, Yuan Yang, Ricardo Mantilla
09:35-09:55 Block 4 - Displays D66 to D69: Jonathan Goodall, Maurizio Mazzoleni, Gauranshi Raj Singh, Rajendran Vinnarasi
09:55-10:15 Block 5 - Displays D70 to D74: Surendra Kumar Mishra, Hans Van de Vyver, Shuang Zhu, Xing Yuan, Liu Liu

10:15-10:45 Coffee break (grab a hot drink from your kitchen!)

10:45 Welcome back
10:48-11:10 Block 6 - Displays D75 to D78: Jiabo Yin, Ioanna Stamataki, Liliang Ren, Johannes Laimighofer
11:10-11:30 Block 7 - Displays D79 to D82: Josie Baulch, Gebremedhin Gebremeskel Haile, Jan Řehoř, Sigrid Jørgensen Bakke
11:30-11:50 Block 8 - Displays D83 to D86: Yves Tramblay, Harry West, Kunal Bhardwaj, Haider Ali
11:50-12:10 Block 9 - Displays D87 to D90: Yusuke Satoh, Cha Zhao, Simon Parry, Kevin Mátyás
12:10-12:30 Block 10 - Displays D91 to D94: Bentje Brauns, Marc Scheibel, Ho Jun Kim, Ammara Nusrat
12:30 Closing remarks