UNESCO/IHE - Ensemble hydro-meteorological prediction system

UNESCO/IHE - Ensemble hydro-meteorological prediction system

UNESCO-IHE has contributed to the novel technology of ensemble hydro-meteorological prediction systems (www.hepex.org) through applied research in which a system has been developed and tested for the Rijnland Water Board in the Netherlands. The system is designed to give 50 equally likely water level forecasts. It serves as an early flood warning to allow anticipatory control of Rijnland’s storage basin. In the followup to the successful research phase, Rijnland has contracted UNESCO-IHE for a pilot to run the system in practice. The real-time forecasts are displayed in the Hydroinformatics Laboratory of UNESCO-IHE. UNESCO-IHE is currently involved in research projects that assess the quality of similar ensemble prediction systems for river basins in Africa and Asia.

Location: Worldwide
Contact: Schalk Jan van Andel (s.vanandel@unesco-ihe.org)

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