Extreme weather events (droughts, floods, cyclones, heatwaves, cold snaps)
Climate change

From drought to flood: water extremes under climate change


Mar 18, 2024


11:00 - 12:15

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From drought to flood: water extremes under climate change

This seminar will be held in hybrid format, online and in person at the GEO-1620, UNIL campus. It is organised in collaboration with the Expertise Center for Climate Extremes (ECCE).

Climate and reservoir influences on droughts, floods, and their transitions

The frequency and magnitude of hydrological extremes, namely, droughts, floods, and their transitions, are undergoing change. In this talk, I show how these different types of extremes are responding to climate change and how they are influenced by water regulation, specifically reservoirs. In addition, I discuss potential adaptation approaches to ongoing and future changes in hydrologic extremes. 

Manuela Brunner
Prof. Manuela Brunner

Assistant professor at the Institute for Atmosphe...
ETH Zurich & WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

Manuela Brunner is an assistant professor at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos. Her research focuses on extreme climatic and hydrological events such as...
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Tropical precipitation in a changing climate

Heavy precipitation causes severe flooding and water storage issues across the globe, especially in the Tropics where most of the vulnerable world population resides. Understanding and accurately representing precipitation processes in tropical regions is therefore crucial for improving forecasting tools in the Tropics and global Earth system models used for climate projections. 

Tom Beucler
Prof. Tom Beucler

Assistant professor and head of the the Data-driv...

Tom Beucler is an assistant professor in environmental data science at the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of the University of Lausanne. His group operates at the nexus of atmospheric physics and machine learning, aiming to enhance weather a...
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