Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling

American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 14:00 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 14:00
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AGU's Chapman conference focuses on various topics relevant to both hydroclimate forecasting experts and water managers.  The primary objective is to convene climate scientists, hydrologists, forecasting agencies, water utilities, reservoir operators, and water management agencies together for understanding the challenges and opportunities in developing hydroclimate forecasts that are relevant to water resources management. Over four days, the participants will focus on various issues related to hydroclimate forecasts and water management by addressing the following science questions:

  1. What are the key sources of uncertainties that challenge development of skillful hydroclimate forecasts at daily, seasonal and interannual time scales?
  2. How best do we reduce the uncertainty and improve reliability in downscaling large-scale climate information for developing regional hydroclimate forecasts?
  3. What are the key challenges in using probabilistic streamflow information in operational water resource management models and decision tools?
  4. What are the limitations in applying streamflow forecasts for real-time applications?
  5. How can we bridge the gaps between forecast producers (agencies, research institutions) and forecast consumers (water resource managers, operational agencies) for improving forecast applications in water management?
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