Description The Workshop is addressed to researchers from developing regions working on hydro-climate modelling with the aim to foster international research and educational projects on topics related to climate and hydrology, and will be a contribution to the G-WADI programme within the framework of UNESCO IHP VIII (2014-2021), Water Security: Responses to Local Regional and Global Challenges.
 
Description:
 
GEWEX is the lead project for WCRP’s Grand Challenge on Water Availability, which focuses on how fresh water availability will shift due to climate change in many food producing regions of the world. Fresh water availability can vary over in time due to reductions or increases in precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff, ground water recharge or discharge, and snow melt.
 
Climate extremes are one factor that can influence the intensity of precipitation in time, the snow melt timing and the exchange of water with land and, therefore, the storage of a region. All these make it imperative to better understand and predict precipitation variability and change.
 
To this aim, the climate model community and, in particular, the regional climate community from one end is moving toward very high resolution simulation ensemble efforts down to the scale of the convection permitting resolution (1-3 km); and from the other end is working to implement fully coupled Earth System models to be able to understand the role of coupled water cycle and land atmosphere interactions in understanding local climate response.
 
This will open new frontiers for the hydrological modeling community by bridging the spatial scale gap between regional climate models and impact models (hydrological models, ecosystem models, etc.); which will, in turn, affect the quality of the prediction of the hydrological cycle across several scales, from catchments to regional to global.
 
Topics:
 
• Precipitation measurements: what we can use to validate precipitation coming from the model output?
• Ensemble of high resolution regional climate model outputs: how can those be used as input of a hydrological model?
• Regional Earth System models: which is the role of the coupled water cycle?
• Uncertainty in global and regional climate projections: how can this uncertainty be taken into account for hydro-climate simulation?
Go to day
  • Monday, 27 May 2019
    • 08:15 - 17:00
      • 08:15 Registration / Administrative Formalities 1h30'
        ATTENTION registration at the venue with secretary ONLY for VISITORS who are NOT staying in the  ICTP Guest Houses
        PAID participants ALREADY registered in the guest houses need to go DIRECTLY (with passport and  travel documents) to Operations office FERMI Building on MONDAY 8:30-12:00 and 13:30 - 14:30 to  settle payments - there will be shuttle service from Adriatico to Fermi building
      • 09:45 Welcome 15'
      • 10:00 Hydrological modeling requirements for Water Resources Applications- Model Calibration and parameter Estimation Issues 1h0'
        Speaker: Soroosh Sorooshian (U. of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 coffee break 30'
      • 11:30 The right ingredient for hydroclimate modelling: an overview of the ICTP activity 1h0'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Di Sante Fabio / Fantini Adriano (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 21:30
      • 09:00 Hydrological Modeling Requirements - Data Issues and potential for use of Satellite Observations 1h0'
        Speaker: Soroosh Sorooshian (U. of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Satellite precipitation estimation at UCI CHRS: Algorithm Development & Challenges 1h0'
        Speaker: Phu Nguyen (U. of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 How to deal with raw station data for hydrological modelling purposes 1h0'
        Speaker: Adriano Fantini (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on UCI CHRS's satellite precipitation data and tools 1h30'
        Speaker: Phu Nguyen (U. of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on Bias adjustment of PERSIANN-CCS estimates using rain gauge observations 1h0'
        Speaker: Phu Nguyen (U. of California, Irvine, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 19:30 reception dinner 2h0' ( )
        all attendees are cordially invited
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 CHyM hydrological modelling: numerical and physical theory / CHyM coupled with CLM 1h0'
        Speaker: Verdecchia Marco / Di Sante Fabio (U. of L'Aquila, Italy / ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Application of CHyM model for real time flood alert mapping 45'
        Speaker: Verdecchia Marco (U. of L'Aquila, Italy)
      • 11:15 Climate Change impact on flood hazard: the context 30'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP)
      • 11:45 Projections of near-term hydrological changes over the continental U.S using a high-resolution hierarchal modeling framework 1h0'
        Speaker: Moatesim Ashfaq (ORNL, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 lunch break 1h15'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Di Sante / Fantini (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
        Speaker: Di Sante / Fantini (ICTP)
  • Thursday, 30 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Response of the hydrological cycle to the global warming 1h0'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Climate change impact on flood hazard the Italian case study 1h0'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Statistical analisys for flood mapping estimation 1h0'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Raffaele Francesca (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Di Sante Fabio / Fantini Adriano (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
        Speaker: Di Sante Fabio / Fantini Adriano (ICTP)
  • Friday, 31 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Hydrological and flood modelling at JRC 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco Dottori (JRC)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Group foto and coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Modelling the impacts of climate extremes 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco Dottori (JRC)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Hydrological and hydraulic modelling for flood map estimation: a case study 1h0'
        Speaker: Rita Nogherotto (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Di Sante Fabio / Fantini Adriano (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
        Speaker: Di Sante Fabio / Fantini Adriano (ICTP)
  • Monday, 3 June 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
      • 09:30 CORDEX Atlas simulations and data 1h0'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 how to access the data 1h30'
        Speaker: Graziano Giuliani (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
  • Tuesday, 4 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 The ICTP Regional Earth System model - atmosphere, ocean and river routing component 1h0'
        Speaker: Fabio Di Sante (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 2h0'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 5 June 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
      • 09:30 Participants presentation 1h0'
        • Simulation-Optimization Model of a Multi-Purpose Reservoir for Water Allocation and Irrigation Scheduling Under Diverse Hydrological Conditions 15'
          Speaker: Alireza NABIZADEH
        • Process‐oriented assessment of RCA4 regional climate model projections over the Congo Basin under 1.5°C and 2°C global warming levels: influence of regional moisture fluxes 15'
          Speaker: Alain TAMOFFO TCHIO
        • Influence of double CO2 on water budget over West Africa 15'
          Speaker: Mojisola ADENIYI
        • Assessment of the catchment flow variability in the Teesta Dikchu watershed in Sikkim India 15'
          Speaker: Kausila TIMSINA
      • 10:30 coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
  • Thursday, 6 June 2019
    • 09:30 - 17:00
      • 09:30 Participants presentation 1h0'
        • Contrasting climates at both sides of the Andes in Argentina and Chile 15'
          Speaker: Emilio BIANCHI
        • Predictions of future hydrological conditions and contributions of snow and ice in total discharge of Shigar River Basin in Central Karakoram, Pakistan 15'
          Speaker: Javed HASSAN
        • Application of Indices to Quantify the Meteorological Droughts - A Case Study over Marathwada, India 15'
          Speaker: Sabyasachi SWAIN
        • Hydrological Modelling under Climate Change Scenarios 15'
          Speaker: Brij PANDEY
      • 10:30 coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
        Speaker: Fantini Adriano / Di Sante Fabio (ICTP)
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h30'
      • 15:30 coffee break 30'
      • 16:00 Lab session on CHyM hydrological modelling 1h0'
  • Friday, 7 June 2019
    • 09:30 - 13:00
      • 09:30 Project Participants presentation 30'
      • 10:00 coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Project Participants presentation 2h0'
      • 12:30 Workshop Closing 30'