It may seem strange to stop and look back on 2020. What a complicated year it was! We may however enjoy talking about good things that also happened this year.
There may be many things we wish we coud have done (or done differently). We all missed our annual GA in Vienna, and learned how to chat and move on with communicating our research within the new concept of online meeting offered by the SGO EGU 2020. We submitted our session proposals again for the GA 2021 and we are getting ready for another online event, with experience gained and new features that will allow us to feel as if we were in Vienna, while being able to enjoy virtually meeting collegues again and communicating our research results and project news.
For the HS Blog, it was our second year since it was launched in March 2019. Many interesting posts were published in 2019 (if you missed them, check the recap here) and many more appeared this year. This Division Blog is an open opportunity for those who wish to highlight their research in hydrological sciences or share their views and opinions in a hydrology-related topic.
- In 2020, we published a total of 24 posts. You can read them all, sorted by thematic groups, following the links below.
- You can also think about how you can contribute to the HS Blog next year. We are going to continue this activity in 2021, and you are invited to join us either by contacting us with a blog post you want to publish or volunteering to join the Editorial and Outreach team of the Division.
- There are many ways to be part o the EGU HS Division community and volunteer to the many activities it offers: from planning the GA programme within the sub-divisions to outreach and medal/awards committees.
Contact us if you want to volunteer, subscribe to our mailing list, and join us in Twitter
Hydrology during a pandemic year:
- Hybrid field courses – a teaching format beyond emergency solution?
- Virtual Meetings: Hypnotic sedative or effective stimulant?
- A university class with a somewhat different approach
- When the students are gone: Transition to online teaching
Our EGU 2020 GA, medallists and ECS awardee:
- Chatting about science and hydrology at EGU GA 2020
- Pathways towards solving the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – feedback from the EGU SGO chat session
- Andreas Hartmann (EGU ECS Awardee) on Doing What You Love Will Pay Off
- Xavier Sánchez-Vila (2020 Henry Darcy Medallist) on these strange times and the usefulness of scientific
- Amilcare Porporato (2020 John Dalton Medallist) on agile models for complex systems in the environmental sciences
Hydrological modelling and processes:
- Hydrological modelling and pizza making: why doesn’t mine look like the one in the picture?
- On modelers and modeling
- Sharing is caring: Models for all, presenting eWaterCycle II
- Hydrological tipping points: Can we tip the bucket?
- Featured catchment: The Alento Hydrological Observatory in the middle of the Mediterranean Region
- Running a live stream of proglacial processes
- Featured catchment: Water Towers of Mesopotamia: Snow feeding the cultural heritage
- Featured catchment: The Weierbach – Yet another temperate forested headwater?
- Featured catchment: The San Carlos Catchment in northeast Costa Rica, a multi-scale hydrological observatory to leapfrog data scarcity in the tropics
Hydrologists for more inclusive sciences:
- Why social inequalities matter for hydrologists?
- The Young Hydrologic Society Stands Against Racism
- Water Researchers of Color experts in their fields
- WomenInHydrology – a new initiative to connect female hydrologists worldwide
Hydrology and education:
- Do you know about the 3MT competition? What a challenging experience for a PhD student!
- Designing a video game – a new scientific experience
The Editorial team thanks all the authors who contributed to the blog in 2020. This blog is run on a volunteer basis by and for the hydrology community – so join us, have fun reading and writing your own blog posts in 2021!
Happy New Year!