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TOPIC: Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014

Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #234

Hello dear all,

I am Amos Makendi enrolled as a master student at the Understanding and Managing Extreme Graduate School-IUSS-EUCENTRE Pavia Italy.

My decisions to take part to the summer school are the natural culmination of my Physics background, engineering coursework and risk and emergency management knowledge with special interest in risk modeling and analysis. I also recently took part to four weeks training from the CIMA Research Foundation experts regarding hydrometeorological hazard analysis, modeling and forecasting meteorological risk, hydrometeorological chain, NWP model, and hydrological models.

Furthermore, I believe that the DRIHM Summer School would provide me an opportunity to use and to improve my knowledge and skills in hydrometeorological modelling key factor in disaster risk and emergency management.

Finally, it is my desire to have a mutually beneficial association with the DRIHM virtual community and interact with scientists across Europe for playing a great role in countries regularly affected by hydrometeorological hazards with limited expertise.

Best Regards,
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Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #237

Dear Sir/Madam

my name is Hesbon Otieno (from Kenya),I am currently a PhD. Student at the Water and Environmental Management Centre (WEMC) of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK. My study entails water resources assessment in a vast poorly gauged catchment where I aim at utilizing gridded precipitation estimates from various platforms to drive a hydrological model. I am enthusiastic about hydro-meteorological models as I see them to solutions to the problems of poor quality,availability and coverage of gauge data which is an obstacle to effective water resources planning.

An opportunity to attend the summer school will greatly enhance my understanding and application of various models especially those that are used in modelling the biosphere. It is my hope that the experience gained from the summer school will sustain the interest that I have developed in using models.

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Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #243

Hello everybody,
I am Leila GHENIM, a Tunisian 32 years old female Marine Environmental Engineer. I have also a Master degree in geomatics from the National School of Engineer of Tunis- TUNISIA.
During my degree in Marine Engineering, I have gained considerable knowledge and experience in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Environment, ), elaboration of coastal geodatabases, Coastal modeling using TELEMAC2D (I am a novice modeler), Data processing (using Matlab and ArcGis for NetCDF files), Timeseries processing (using matlab and excel). I have performed two metocean studies in the Tunisian offshore and many hydrodynamics studies (processing data from ADCP and Aquadopps). I have also interdisciplinary training: Biogeochemical modeling, Coastal modeling, Environmental Management Systems, operational oceanography…
I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of attending as part of this summer school. I would love to learn more about the state-of-the art tools in meteorological and hydrological forecasting, as well as how to build interoperable forecasting chains and execute them in High Performance Computing platforms. Tunisia is also affected by major floods the last few years and it has a negative impact on the coastal area which is highly vulnerable to extreme events, such as storms.
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Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #247

Hello everyone,
I'm Amal Markhi Moroccan Phd student at the university Caddy Ayyad , Faculty of science Semlalia Marrakesh, and i'm working on soil erosion and hydrometorological stadies in the Hight atlas of Mrrakesh;
Morocco, due to its location in the Mediterranean circumference, is vulnerable to present and future climate variability and climate change. In this context, we are interested in the phenomenon of erosion, because Morocco is among the regions of the world most affected by this extreme event. Indeed, in the High Atlas, as in most Moroccan mountain areas, watersheds are virtually all exposed to the Northwest. This allows them to cope with rainy disturbances from the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, the hydrographic network of these basins is particulary dense and density of drainage is important, produce the phenomenon of soil erosion by water which causes many problems , the loss of several million m3 of water due to siltation of dams eroded land, flooding and landslides and clogging of hydro-agricultural infrastructure are recorded.
In the subject of this study region of my thesis project in the hight atlas Of marrakech, Soil degradation is amplified by intensive exploitation of natural resources and a particular climate regime semi-arid climate. The purpose of this study is to apply the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to predict surface runoff generation patterns and soil erosion hazard and to prioritize most degraded sub-catchment in order to adopt the appropriate management intervention, Application of the SWAT model demonstrated that the model provides a useful tool to predict surface runoff and soil erosion hazard and can successfully be used for prioritization of vulnerable areas over semi-arid catchments. Expectedly, estimated soil loss was significantly correlated with measured rainfall and simulated surface runoff.

I strongly believe that with the combination of my experiences, education, and motivation I would greatly contribute to your program at the summer school, because it will be a good opportunity for me to improve my skills and my knowledge about hydrometeorological model and to know better how this models can be applied on different scales, how they are able to focus ,the impact of natural and anthropogenic disturbances (climate change),and how through this modeling can be done the prediction of extreme envent before it destroys everything.
you will also offer me a beautiful and usuful opportunity , wich is being opened to other cultures around the world and meet great people.

Best Regards,

Amal Markhi
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Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #250

Dear Friends,

My name is Olga Ermolaeva from Russia, working at Geo- and Hydroinformatics Center of Moscow State Agrarian University named after K.A.Timiryazev as well as teaching GIS and RS.

I have graduated and now doing my PhD at Moscow State Agrarian University named after K.A.Timiryazev (till 2014 Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering. I had a Master from Erasmus Mundus Master programme “EURO-AQUAE – Euro Hydro-Informatics & Water management” and within EURO-AQUAT program did a placement at Halcrow company, UK, where have been involved in two projects on flood risk assessment and flood risk management.

My working experience is more focused on hydraulic modelling and I am very inspired to participate in DRIHM Summer School 2014 as participation will provide me with opportunity to improve my hydrological modelling skill, to get more knowledge and practical experience on integration meteorological, hydrological and hydraulic models, to be involved in scientific network for future collaboration.

With kind regards,
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Your interest in DRIHM summer school 2014 7 years 11 months ago #254

Rufus Ewanlen response on Forum:

Dear Tatiana,

I’m responding to the DRIHM Summer School Forum for hydrometeorology
modelling course, Spain. I believe the training in this field is an
excellent match for my area of research interest in meteorology. The
benefits of the course would enable me to contribute more positively to
achievement of the goals of Congo national meteorological office, including:


Provide quality delivery of meteorological forecast services in line
with the requirement of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards.


Provide skills to conduct a review on existing and emerging
meteorological practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria,
in cooperation with national meteorological authorities, and develop
effective cost recovery mechanisms related to the provision of
hydro-meteorological services as defined in the WMO standards.


Play a key role in translating data into meaningful knowledge in order
to influence water resources management and agricultural effective


Preparedness of extreme weather hazards, in particular with flood and
drought prone areas.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


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