CNDS fellows publish article in Advances in Water Resources

2018-03-20

Beatriz Quesada Montano and Giuliano Di Baldassarre together with colleagues from Costa Rica and the UK propose a new method that allows assessing changes in both floods and droughts in a consistent way.

Since there is a lack of consistency in the definition of floods and droughts, it is difficult to use the results of various studies directly into water management. Therefore, CNDS researchers set out to address this methodological dilemma in their article "Hydrological change: Towards a consistent approach to assess changes on both floods and droughts". 

Here they posit that consistent approaches are needed to assess changes on both hydrological extremes, i.e. floods and droughts. In addition, they propose a method based on the theory of runs and threshold levels by using the Po River, Italy, as an example application.