HiOS project members regularly participate in important conferences of the investigated models in order to exchange ideas and to receive input for the project. The yearly, international LARSIM User Conference, this year organized by the Federal Institute for Hydrology in Koblenz, is the most relevant conference for the hydrological model LARSIM. Many discussions, presentations, trainings and laptop sessions about recent developments and challenges provided important input for the next project steps.
From 22nd to 23rd March 2018, the conference Tag der Hydrologie (Day of Hydrology) took place in Dresden, Germany. Scientists of HiOS presented their research results to the professional audience there. With a total of four contributions, the HiOS team was represented in the sessions "Measuring and Modeling", "Modeling and Management" and "Measuring and Management":
Associated and as a direct follow-up to the seminar „Heavy precipitation & flash floods – comprehend, investigate, evaluate“, an in-depth workshop will be held in Munich from 07th to 8th of June. This workshop offers employees and postgraduates from various institutions the opportunity to exchange knowledge in different specialist groups. A free registration for the workshop is possible via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April 2018 members of the project HiOS are going to participate at the largest European conference of geosciences, the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). There, we will show first analysis results about available precipitation and discharge data and discuss documented flash flood events on catchment scale in Bavaria.
Six months ago the HiOS project started. Therefore, on February 09th, the first milestone meeting of the HiOS project took place at the Technical University of Munich. Representatives of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection and six departments of the Bavarian Environment Agency were present, to be informed by the project team about first intermediate results as well as the current project status.
Also in December, members of the HiOS team visited the company Esri in Kranzberg, whose software products are used in the HiOS project. After a project presentation, possibilities for cooperation were explored. Many opportunities for cooperation became clear in the conversation, which now need to be concretized.
In early December, a delegation of the HiOS team will meet with the German Weather Service (DWD) and the related KLIMPRAX project of the Hessian Agency for Nature Conservation, Environment and Geology (HLNUG) to exchange information on their acquired experiences and solutions with regard to heavy rain and flash floods.
Within the project HiOS we investigate as well the official hydrological flood forecast model LARSIM. To calculate flash floods optimally in the future, an engineering office is commissioned to further develop some modules of the model. HiOS is integrated in this process consulting in strategy meetings like this, to use the findings and results of the project for the flood forecast procedures optimally.
The HiOS team is invited to the kick-off event of the "Wasser-Zukunft-Bayern"-project which is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection. As part of the kick-off event, there will be a brief presentation of the HiOS project and its employees. The kick-off event will enhance the exchange between the other invited water-related projects.
The LMU master student Christina Rosenauer presented first results of her master thesis, which is attached to HiOS, at the WaSiM User Conference at LRZ. The study focuses on the dependencies of hydrological modelling results on spatial and temporal scales as well as on the parameterization of the model for flash floods.