2015 GHP Meeting

Nov 17 - 19, 2015 | Entebbe, Uganda


Also available as a PDF here.

Meeting of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP)

Workshop on the Hydrology of the Lake Victoria Basin

Local host: Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda
17–19 November 2015

(Draft Agenda, Rev 0.2, 26 October 2015)

Purpose of the GHP Meeting:

GEWEX integrates scientific research, production and collection of information in the form of observational data, as well as products derived from applied algorithms and analysis of numerical model solutions, and all of these activities are distributed among four different panels. The GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP) is based upon integrated research projects, observations and scientific activities for improving the knowledge about global climate change and its impacts on a regional scale. GHP is organized around several Regional Hydroclimate Projects (RHPs) and a number of crosscutting science topics.

The objective of the 3-day GHP Meeting is to evaluate the ongoing and planned GHP activities to ensure that the Panel continues to contribute effectively to the leading role that GEWEX has in the hydrological sciences and related modeling activities. Discussions will focus on GHP activities related to the GEWEX Science Questions addressing the WCRP Grand Challenges that will result in improved interactions between the GEWEX RHPs and their strengthened involvement in crosscutting projects.


GHP Meeting

0900-0920: Welcome Remarks and Meeting Logistics

Peter van Oevelen, IGPO

0920-0940: Programmatic Overview and Meeting Goals

Jason Evans and Jan Polcher, GHP Co-Chairs

0940-1000Introduction to GEWEX

Peter van Oevelen

Regional Hydroclimate Panels (RHPs)

NEESPI (Pavel Groisman): Conclusions and outcome of final meeting
MAHASRI (Jun Matsumoto): Preparations for final conference in March 2016
CCRN (John Pomeroy): Update on recent achievements
HyMeX (Phillipe Drobinski, presented by Jan Polcher): Outcome of the 5-year review
OzEWEX (Albert Van Dijk): Evaluation of the first year’s activities
AMMA (Sylvester Danuor): Impact in the West African scientific community

Cross-Cutting Projects

INTENSE (Renaud Barbero): Sub-daily precipitation
Phase Transition Precipitation (Ronald Stewart, Pavel Groisman)
INARCH (John Pomeroy): Mountain hydrology

1700: Adjourn


GHP Meeting

0900-0940: Introduction of New Panel Members

New members introduce themselves, their expertise, current research, and previous GEWEX/WCRP involvement (Silvina Solman, Christel Prudhomme, Ben Zaitchik, Craig Ferguson)

0940-1010GEWEX Priorities

Peter Van Oevelen
GEWEX Outlook, the International GEWEX Project Office, and the JSC Report

Other Activities for Evaluation by GHP

Cross-Cutting Projects
MounTERRAIN (James Renwick): Mountain precipitation

Potential Cross-Cutting Projects
Managed water resource systems (Richard Harding)
HEPEX (Andy Wood): Seasonal streamflow forecasting

HyVic Session
Introduction (Fred Semazzi)
HyCristal (Richard Ogutu-Ohwayo)
African community activities (Fred Semazzi)
First year’s activities and management plans (Fred Semazzi)

Potential RHPs
BalticEarth (Marcus Reckerman): Progress toward RHP status
PANNEX (Joan Cuxart, presented by Jan Polcher): Outcome of the Osijek workshop
Progress toward a Western US RHP (Anna Barros, Roy Rasumussen, Tom Painter)

1430-1700: GHP Panel business meeting

1700: Adjourn


Global Data Centres: GRDC, GPCC, HYDROLARE

GRDC: Ulrich Looser
GPCC: Udo Schneider, presented by Ulrich Looser

Presentation on interaction with WGRC/CORDEX

Bruce Hewitson
30 minutes with questions

Evaluation on progress on the GEWEX science questions

Jan Polcher and Jason Evans, Discussion Leaders

General Discussion

1430-1700: GHP Panel business meeting

1700: Adjourn


Background image by J J used under Creative Commons license.