Environmental modelers increasingly require practical and robust approaches for model development and evaluation. The University of Padova (Italy) together with the Eawag (Switzerland) and the University of Adelaide (Australia) are presenting a 5-day school on major themes within hydrological modelling, with the aim of providing some key background of the subject and overviewing recent developments. The spring school will include a 1-day field trip to experimental catchments in the Italian pre-Alps, which will then form part of the modelling exercises. The school will cover the following themes:

  • Hydrological model building
  • Robust numerical techniques for model implementation
  • Fieldwork to inform model development (“dialogue between modeller and experimentalist”)
  • Model evaluation and hypothesis testing, primarily for catchment-scale models

The lecturers are internationally recognized experts in hydrological modelling. The school is suitable for researchers (mainly PhD students but also masters and post docs) in the field of hydrology and broader environmental sciences.