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Hydrological Sciences

Science communication

Thirsty Earth: a multiplayer online game for water resources education and research

Thirsty Earth: a multiplayer online game for water resources education and research

The Rising Need for Interdisciplinary Literacy The sustainable management of water resources requires cooperative institutions whose development are rarely included in already overloaded engineering and earth sciences curricula. The resilience of such institutions in the context of climatic and demographic change is also poorly understood. Enter “Thirsty Earth,” an online open-access m ...[Read More]

EGU is more than just a conference! – An Update from the Heart of the European Geosciences Union

EGU is more than just a conference! – An Update from the Heart of the European Geosciences Union

Behind the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is a dedicated team ensuring smooth operations for our 20,000+ members. The entire EGU Council recently convened in person, fostering essential dialogue among council members, including the 22 Division Representatives and us, the Early Career Scientist (ECS) Division Reps. Read on to delve into the latest developments and initiatives driving our union fo ...[Read More]

CrowdWater: A Citizen Science Revolution for Flood Prediction with Machine Learning

CrowdWater: A Citizen Science Revolution for Flood Prediction with Machine Learning

CrowdWater is a citizen science project that enables the collection and sharing of water level data on streams and rivers worldwide using virtual scales. As part of the project, a CrowdWater (CW) mobile application was developed that allows users to take and upload geo-referenced photos of water bodies, which are then processed and stored in a global database. CW data provides valuable information ...[Read More]

Communicating science to the public – an example after the recent floods in Germany

Communicating science to the public – an example after the recent floods in Germany

After the wet December 2023, the year 2024 started with widespread flooding in parts of Europe. Flooding during winter times is not unusual but brings particular challenges in terms of spatial extent, and the impact on people can be exacerbated when flooding comes with very low temperatures. The exceptionally wet and warm winter necessarily triggers questions from the public about how this links t ...[Read More]