On May 16, 2018 Sebastian Luers from hydro & meteo has been certified as a Certified expert flood label to issue the flood label of the HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC) for real estate.
The flood pass is an innovative and useful document for the location analysis and evaluation of existing or planned private and commercial real estate in flood prone areas.
For more information about the flood label, email us “contact at hydrometeo” or visit www.hochwasser-pass.com.
Hydro & meteo in cooperation with scientists of the University of Hamburg participated in a publication about the: Kurzfristige Niederschlagsvorhersagen für die Starkregen- und Hochwasserwarnung veröffentlicht. This contribution presents the results of the project StucK (Long term drainage management of tide-influenced coastal 38 urban areas with consideration of climate change stuck-hh.de), supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.
The article Ensembles of radar nowcasts and COSMO-DE-EPS for urban flood management was published in the journal of Water Science and Technology.
Authors: Alrun Jasper-Tönnies, Sandra Hellmers, Thomas Einfalt, Alexander Strehz, Peter Fröhle
Workshop: heavy rainfall and DWD open data at hydro & meteo.
Damage caused by heavy rainfall events has become a matter of public interest.
As of the end of last year the German weather service (DWD) is obliged to provide many datasets to the public free of charge.
This represents a large opportunity for cities and small municipalities to improve their flood risk management.
On June 14th hydro & meteo will host a workshop to provide a platform to discuss problems encountered when using the data as well as successful examples of how the data can be used.
ICUD 2017 in Prague.
From 10 – 15 September 2017, the 14.IWA / IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD) took place in Prague. On the 14th of September Dr. Thomas Einfalt held a presentation about the project StucK concerning heavy rainfall forecast and warning: Short-term precipitation forecasts for the Flood Warning Service Hamburg. This presentation has been filmed and is available here.
Hydro & meteo in cooperation with scientists of the University of Innsbruck participated in a publication about the: future heavy rainfall and adjustment to climate change. This contribution presents the results of the project DynAlp (Dynamic Adaption of Urban Water Infrastructure of Sustainable City Development in an Alpine Environment) supported by the Austrian climate- and energy fund. The article Decision Support for Adaptation Planning of Urban Drainage Systems was published in the journal of water resources planning and management.
Authors: Christian Mikovits, Franz Tscheikner-Gratl, Alrun Jasper-Tönnies, Thomas Einfalt, Matthias Huttenlau, Martin Schöpf, Heiko Kinzel, Wolfgang Rauch und Manfred Kleidorfer.
DWD is starting with its open data portal.
Free access to DWD – geodata
The German weather service (DWD) started with its free of charge open data service in August 2017.