There are a lot of very dedicated teams of researchers who are well positioned within the initiative to work from the production end down to the stakeholder needs… it will be very exciting to see where this project ends up.
Andy Wood, IMPREX Advisory Board Member

Maria-Helena Ramos, IMPREX Project Partner

The interview is part of the series 'Ils l'ont fait !by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME.

'Le but du projet est assez pratique. Il s'agit de fournir des services climatiques et hydrologiques pour les gestionnaires afin de les aider dans la prise de décisions.' 

Watch the video below to learn more about IMPREX and Maria-Helena's experiences from the project. 

 

Andy Wood, IMPREX Advisory Board

Coming from the United States National Center for Atmospheric Research, Andy Wood is one of IMPREX’s Advisory Board members. He is a participant in the external evaluation of the IMPREX project, and his background and expertise provide IMPREX with reliable and effective evaluations which widen the overall impact of the project.

‘There are a lot of very dedicated teams of researchers who are well positioned within the initiative to work from the production end down to the stakeholder needs… it will be very exciting to see where this project ends up.’

Find out more about Andy and his role in the IMPREX project in the video below.

 

Hans de Moel, IMPREX Project Partner

With there being a higher frequency of hydrological extremes, Hans de Moel explains IMPREX's novel concepts related to hydro-meteorological risk assessment. 

'With exploring these four concepts within IMPREX, we want to better the assessments of the impacts of hydrological extremes.'

 

Sectoral Surveys

Ertug Ercin, IMPREX Project Partner

Ertug Ercin, from Water Footprint Network, explains how weather extremes and climate change outside of Europe will affect Europe itself. The work of this study will be important for policy makers, industrial and the agricultural sectors.

With our interconnected world, where countries are dependent upon each other for food and energy imports, understanding how other areas of the world are impacted by climate change is imperative.

Watch the video for more insights!

 

Case Studies

Andrea Castelletti, IMPREX Project Partner

The Lake Como case study aims to assess new forecast products and climate services and their applicability to the Lake Como Basin. 

‘We will explore whether we can better exploit hydropower & be more prepared to manage drought’, explains Andrea Castelletti from Politecnico di Milano.

Find out more in the video below.

 

Dennis Meißner, IMPREX Project Partner

Dennis Meißner, from the German Federal Institute of Hydrology, tells us how his IMPREX study will improve forecasting for the transport sector across Central European Rivers.

‘We will try to develop tailored products which could be used by different parties involved in the transportation area along the waterways.'

 

Ilias Pechlivanidis, IMPREX Project Partner

Coming from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Ilias Pechlivanidis explains the elements of the Umeälven river case study and how it is improving forecasting and predictions in Swedish river systems.

‘By having added value in forecasts, we expect to assess the added economical value. That goes back to the objective of the stakeholders, which is to improve their energy production.’

 

Albrecht Weerts, IMPREX Project Partner

IMPREX's Pan-European case study delivers high quality risk forecasting that will help those working on the waterways across Europe deal with flood and drought. With these risks occurring at a higher rate in some of Europe's largest rivers, effective forecasting makes all the difference in being able to deal with extreme weather in Europe.

Find out more on the Pan-European case study from the video below: