Hydrology for Quantitative Water Management

The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, aims to contribute to the improved understanding of catchment-scale hydrological processes through advanced measurement, modeling and assimilation techniques. Our research objectives are: (1) developing, testing and interpreting advanced observation methods for hydrological and hydraulic fluxes and states at a range of spatial and temporal scales; (2) developing catchment-scale hydrological models for water flow and sediment transport; (3) hydrological synthesis at the catchment scale, with special attention to hydroclimatological extremes (floods and droughts). Hydrologic research at the catchment scale as carried out by the group aims to provide a significant contribution to improved water resources management. In order to identify areas of mutual interest, this presentation will provide a broad overview of ongoing research in the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, covering the main lines of the group's research and teaching programme: (1) hydrometeorology; (2) catchment hydrology; (3) hydrogeology; (4) environmental fluid mechanics. The presentation will provide several examples of the relevance of research results for current environmental and societal issues, including floods, droughts, heat waves, and river restoration.

Room Number: 
1001
Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
No
Calendar Timing: 
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 10:30am