Date: 3 – 8 May 2020
Venue: Vienna, Austria
Two scientists of the ICWRGC will attend the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, to present and discuss their scientific advances in the field of hydrology.
Renee van Dongen will give a lecture on “El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) controls on mean streamflow and streamflow variability in Central Chile” in the session Understanding the links between hydrological variability and internal/natural climate variability (https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35542). Understanding hydrological extremes is becoming increasingly important for future adaptation strategies to global warming. Her presentation shows the effect of ENSO on the mean values of precipitation, temperature and stream flow as well as on streamflow variability in Chile. Large-scale climatic phenomena like ENSO affect catchment hydrology through anomalies in precipitation and temperature.
Renee will also co-convene the session Novel Approaches in Geochronology: Quantifying Geomorphological Processes and Landscape Dynamics (https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/37492) and organize the short course Crowd-solving problems in Earth Sciences (https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/36416)
Robert Reinecke will present “Changes of groundwater recharge at different global warming levels: A global-scale multi-model ensemble approach” in the session How to assess climate change impacts on groundwater? (https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35618). Billions of people rely on groundwater as an accessible source for drinking water and irrigation, especially in times of drought. Robert will showcase the results of a multi-model ensemble approach incorporating eight global hydrological models and four global circulation models to show the impact of global warming on global groundwater recharge. Also, he is co-author in the presentation “The global freshwater availability and water use model WaterGAP 2.2d” by Hannes Müller Schmied et al.
The exact time and place of the presentations will be updated as soon as the final EGU programme has been released.