Summary of EOTEC DevNet’s April Flood Working Group Meetings

Thank you to all the speakers and participants who joined us for the Flood Working Group meetings held on April 17 and 18. Your contributions and discussions were instrumental in exploring the latest advancements and practical applications in flood management technologies. Here are some key takeaways:

Spotlight Presentations:

  1. GEOGloWS 2.0 Updates: Jorge Luis Sanchez Lozano from Brigham Young University provided a comprehensive update on the latest version of GEOGloWS, emphasizing its enhanced global stream forecasting capabilities.
  2. Regional Applications: Manish Shrestha from ICIMOD/SERVIR HKH shared practical applications of GEOGloWS in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, demonstrating the tool’s versatility and impact in local flood forecasting and management.
  3. Digital Twin Earth Models: Luca Brocca from the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection at the National Research Council of Italy discussed the potential of Digital Twin Earth models in advancing hydrological studies. He highlighted their importance in understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change on water cycles, particularly within the European context.

Meeting Resources:

To review the detailed presentations and discussions from each regional meeting, please find the separate links below for slides and recordings:

Feedback and Next Steps:

Your input is crucial for improving our tools and initiatives. Please share your thoughts on the proposed updates to our Flood Tools Tracker by May 8 via this survey.

Stay Engaged:

Keep an eye out for upcoming events and ways to contribute to our efforts in enhancing global and regional flood management practices.

We look forward to your continued participation and support in our community!

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