3rd Working Group Meeting Berlin

WG 2 and WG 5 held a joint workshop, at the Climate Analytics premises in Berlin.

The purpose of the meeting was to jointly hammer out detailed processes for and the set-up of the case-studies conducted or associated to the action. We hamonised views on the key features of the case studies under the action, on what kind of stakeholders and how to interact with them, and finally on the nature and sequencing of the physical modeling and stakeholder dialogue. We then jointly identified an initial selection of case studies, thus considerably progressing towards achieving Milestone 2.2.

These initial case studies are summarized as follows (tentative title and person in charge, and persons involved):

1) April-Oct 2017 heat-drought-cyclone event over Portugal (Lead: Rita Cardoso, Involved: Gitta Lasslop, Rita Pongracz, Sonia Quiroga & Cristina Suarez)
Aim: Describe the meteorological conditions for extreme fires on the Iberian peninsula. Influence of heat and drought in agriculture and water management.

2) Impacts of compound events on large-scale hydropower management (Lead: Chris White + PhD student)
Aim: Improve the management of water (for hydropower generation) in Scotland through a better understanding of compound events or understand the risk of compound events on water management (for hydropower generation) in Scotland

3) Climate compound impacts in the agricultural sector (Lead: Sonia Quiroga, Involved: Nina Nikolova, Rita Pongracz, Guerguana Guerove, Ondrej Lhotka, Rita Cordosa, Vera Potopova)
Aim: Farmers’ perception of compound event (drought + heat stress) risks and willingness to get insurance

4) Compound coastal flooding events (Lead: Philip Ward + PhD student)
Aim: How would the calculation of flood risk be affected by calculating joint occurrence of riverine and coastal (surge) flooding?

5) Compound events and renewable energy production (Lead: Wim Thiery & Sebastian Sterl)
Aim: Assessing how compound events affect renewable energy production (mix solar, wind and hydro) (in West Africa)

6) Protecting Baltic Sea from untreated wastewater spillages during flood events in urban areas - NOAH project (Lead: Minna Keinanen-Toivola)

7) Lithuania 2017 rainfall & 2018 drought event (Lead: Egidijus Rimkus)

The case study leads will draft a one pager of each case study and publish them online, on the action's website (Deliverable 2.2).

These initial case studies can act as demonstrations of how stakeholder interaction can work conversely of the benefits of involving stakeholders. They can also act as examples to generate more case studies.

We are looking for further case studies focusing on compound weather and climate events' modelling. If you are interested in any aforementioned case, you could contact us or you could write directly to the lead person.