SP 3.2 Moving towards tailored climate services in the Water Sector

 Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Leeuwen Room II

Many weather services have been developed for the water sector. While these services are now firmly established, climate change poses a new challenge. In this session we discuss experiences in innovating weather and climate services, including case studies on flood risk management, reservoir operation and power generation, and European approaches including the Roadmap for Climate Services. Together with the
audience we will draw lessons from good practice in water management organisations and weather and climate services providers. We will discuss needs to improve access to these services, stimulate joint product development, and discuss improvements in stakeholder interactions by dedicated organisations.

Organised by Laurens Bouwer, Deltares, the Netherlands
Partners Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands
National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal
Chair Laurens Bouwer, Deltares, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Laurens Bouwer, Deltares, the Netherlands
Presentations

Improving prediction and management of hydrological extremes
Bart van den Hurk, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands

Bringing innovation to ongoing water management
Rafaela Matos, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal

European research and innovation roadmap on climate services: demonstrating the added value of climate services
Marco Gemmer, European Commission

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