The aim of the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) is to support preparatory measures before major flood events strike, particularly in the large trans-national river basins and throughout Europe in general
An Open Public Consultation is being carried out via the EU platform “EU Survey”, which aims at collecting as many views as possible on how the EU’s Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive have respectively brought about changes to the sustainable management of water and improvement in the
A webinar showing the new EFAS interface has now been published under Resources-Webinars. The webinar shows the most important features of the web interface in comparison with the previous. Note that it assuems that you are already familiar with the EFAS products.
The HEPEX community had its seventh International Workshop in Melbourne in February. The theme was “Breaking the barriers” with the idea of identifying challenges in research and practice regarding hydrometeorological ensemble forecasting.
The international Sava River Basin Commission established a joint Hydrological Information System platform for the Sava River Basin in 2015 (Sava HIS – www.savahis.org) in cooperation with relevant national institutions from the Sava River Basin.
We gladly welcome the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment as a new EFAS partner and the Centre for Coordination of Critical Infrastructure Protection from Ministry of Internal Affairs in Romania as a new EFAS third party partner.
On 10 November 2017, the new GloFAS seasonal outlook was released. This is the world's first operational global scale seasonal river flow forecast, and has been developed in collaboration with the University of Reading and ECMWF.
The 14th EFAS annual meeting will take place in Stresa (Italy) 21-22 May 2019. The official invitation with detailed information about the event, registration form, reimbursement information, accommodation and travel details will be sent soon.
A delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) participated in the World Water Week taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. On 29 August the group took the opportunity to visit SMHI (the Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute), one of EFAS’ Dissemination Centres, to participate in an EFAS training.