HS
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.

WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

Today is the World Water Day 2022 focused on groundwater. Yesterday, was launched the UN World Water Development Report 2022 “Groundwater – making the invisible visible”  at the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The World Water Day has been proposed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in  Rio de Janeiro, 1992 and adopted by the Gener ...[Read More]

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Today is the 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We use the opportunity to simply show you who we are and how we work. How do you picture a scientist? The GeoLog publishes a selection of interviews with women scientists.       Links to other related EGU Blog entries: 2021 GFGD Blog on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 HS Blog on How Do You Pic ...[Read More]

How do you picture female scientists?

How do you picture female scientists?

You might have heard about the film “Picture a scientist” by Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney. It shows the personal struggle of three women to overcome gender barriers in science. In doing so, it highlights three key issues: prejudices and biases against women related directly to the history of the university that have never been challenged (this part of the film is subtly underlined by the histo ...[Read More]

Open teaching to navigate hydrology: how ready are we?

Open teaching to navigate hydrology: how ready are we?

Around a year ago, I all of a sudden had to find a quick solution to do online teaching. The timing was perfect: start of the semester, start of online teaching, video conference infrastructure unavailable, three kids at home and me, a hydrology teacher who has never produced any kind of video exceeding a 20s cell phone video. Being the kind of person who always has to find a solution, I produced ...[Read More]