Global Flood Hazard book is the Winner of the PROSE Awards 2019 in Earth Science

The Oxford Water Network is pleased to announce Dr. Feyera Hirpa was one of the contributing authors to the book Global Flood Hazard: Applications in Modeling, Mapping, and Forecasting which has won the PROSE Awards 2019 in Earth Science for making a significant contribution to the field.  Presented annually since 1976, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards recognize “the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content.”

Global Flood Hazard: Applications in Modeling, Mapping, and Forecasting describes the latest tools and technologies for global flood hazard modelling, mapping, and forecasting needed for flood risk reduction. Across fourteen chapters, it documents both present and future flood risks using operational flood models, remote sensing technologies, and climate change projections.  Dr. Feyera Hirpa is a lead author of the chapter “Global Flood Forecasting for Averting Disasters Worldwide”, written in collaboration with scientists from European Commission Join Research Centre, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting, and University of Reading. The chapter reviews the recent advances in global-scale flood forecasting systems including the Global Flood Awareness System, a 24/7 supported operational service, and it discusses the ongoing research for improving the quality and usability of hydrological forecasts for humanitarian preparedness and early action.   In addition to the continuing efforts for improving the forecast skills, the chapter calls for a strong partnership between scientists, forecasters, disaster response organizations, national authorities and local communities in order to reduce the impacts of floods.


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