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Hydrological Sciences

Bettina Schaefli

Bettina Schaefli is a professor for hydrology at University of Bern (Switzerland). Her work has a strong focus on predicting current and future water resources and related natural hazards across spatial and temporal scales, with currently a strong focus on snow-influenced environments. She was the head of the Catchment Hydrology Subdivision of EGU from 2016-2019 and is an editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

The mystery of shared first authorship

The mystery of shared first authorship

Have you heard of the option to have two first authors? Or seen the little star that indicates that both first authors have equally contributed to the work? I got to know the concept many years ago, without having ever used it. Now, one of my PhD students is working on a shared paper. My first reaction as a supervisor was: let’s have a quick look on the current rules about shared first autho ...[Read More]

Some first impressions on the first hybrid EGU General Assembly

Some first impressions on the first hybrid EGU General Assembly

The first hybrid EGU General Assembly (23–27 May 2022) is over. What a great achievement for the organizers and programme committee who managed to bring the community back to the face-to-face world of scientific conferences, while also offering the opportunity to those not able to travel to Vienna to attend it virtually. We attended the meeting in different ways. Here below our first quick thought ...[Read More]

Hydrologists celebrate Earth Day 2022

Hydrologists celebrate Earth Day 2022

Today is Earth Day. As hydrologists, we work closely with what covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface: water! How do you feel when surrounded by Earth’s nature? How would you describe the contribution of your research on the water cycle to the wellbeing of our planet? If you should prepare a warning sign to join people marching in the streets on this special day, what would you write? ...[Read More]

Hydrological modelling in times of flooding

Hydrological modelling in times of flooding

What a strange summer! Depending on where you live, you might currently be suffering from heat. In Switzerland, we are suffering from an exceptionally rainy and stormy weather situation, with high to very high flood danger issued for many major rivers and lakes (see warning map above, taken from the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN on Wednesday 14 July). For certain rivers, controlled flood ...[Read More]