AGU Fall Meeting - San Francisco

AGU 2014_0

A large contingent of Hydrology students, researchers and academics made the trip to San Francisco in late December 2014, for the world's largest gathering of geosciences research. Around 25000 researchers attend AGU each year and it is certainly the place to present your research to the world's top scientists and engineers. UNSW WRC researchers contributed over 20 posters and presentations at the conference on topics ranging from radar rainfall, distributed hydrologic modelling, catchment classification, data assimilation and climate modelling.

One of the most popular parts of the conference is the poster sessions which run every day in two halls the size of which has to be seen to be believed. There are thousands of posters and armed with coffees you can navigate your way from space science all the way to ice and back again. A number of conference attendees told us that the bright yellow UNSW template seemed to be everywhere in the poster sessions.

Sahani Pathiraja and Juan Carlos Castilla Rho took part in a new innovative session run by the Young Hydrologists group called a Water Pop-up session. Here students are asked to present 5-minute TED-like presentation on their future vision of water sciences. Sahani's talk was titled "So, What’s the Answer? Moving Beyond the “Point Estimate” and Juan's talk was titled "Simulation Games: The Future of Water Resources Education and Management?"