We are very pleased to announce that at this year’s Hydrology Day in Munich, on behalf of Dr. Thomas Einfalt (founder and managing director of hydro & meteo GmbH), we were presented with the Siegfried Dyck Award 2022 for the development of the HydroNET event database!
The award-winning event database is a web-based tool that provides radar precipitation data for North Rhine-Westphalia with a time step of 5 minutes and a grid of 1 x 1 km for the water management years 2001 to 2020. With its diverse functions, it provides the basis for innovative solutions and research in the areas of risk management, extreme value analysis and simplified data provision. With the help of the database, questions can be answered such as: How many times has my city experienced heavy rain events? Has it ever rained as much here as in the neighboring city?
The prize, awarded by the Fachgemeinschaft Hydrologische Wissenschaften (FgHW) in the DWA, recognizes outstanding work in research and teaching that demonstrably makes a special contribution to the further development or application of hydrological methods and procedures in practice.
The prize, endowed with 2,500€, was awarded on March 22 at the Hydrology Day and is to be used for the promotion of young scientists at hydro & meteo GmbH.
(Dr. Einfalt could not receive the award personally, as he is currently meeting with all project partners in Australia in connection with our EU-funded H2020 project WaterSENSE. However, he was connected live for his acceptance speech).