The WMO HydroHub is asking for your contribution as a hydrology practitioner.
Share your experiences introducing innovative technologies for hydrometric monitoring by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS). Did you successfully integrate innovative low-cost sensor technologies into the observation network of an NMHS? Did you fail for lack of funding, acceptance of new technologies or because no adequate solution was available? Do you use crowd-sourced data in a hydrological forecasting model? What innovative data management approaches or standard operating procedures are you employing in your project?
Also welcome are contributions from NMHSs who feel that there is a need for innovation in an area – for example there might be a recurring problem with sourcing parts of equipment that could benefit from innovative solutions – they would want to approach together with partners from the hydrometry community.
Tell us about successful and less successful approaches, how you overcame obstacles, the lessons you learned along the way and the most important factors and tools that allowed you to thrive or prevented your success. What ubiquitous needs deserve more attention?
The conference gives us a chance to discuss these aspects and contribute to the provision of cheaper more efficient solutions through intensified collaboration between the academic and operational communities.
The event is co-organized by WMO HydroHub, IAHS-MOXXI & CandHy , CUAHSI and aims to bring together different researchers, users, and instrumentation developers to discuss how to overcome the barriers to the advancement of hydrological observations and to the operationalization of innovative hydrometric technologies and monitoring approaches. The event will provide a forum for sharing the latest developments in fields such as sensor technology, information systems and participatory monitoring schemes, while discussing key challenges faced by those delivering operational hydrometric monitoring services in the public and private sector.
If you want to contribute to this important dialog, please describe the concrete experience or the needs you want to share and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be possible to fund a limited number of contributors. Precedence is given to female as well as young professionals, especially from lower middle and low income countries.
For more information about the event or if you want to respond to the Call for Abstracts to introduce an innovation technology or approach, please visit IAHS's conference webpage.