FRIEND's contribution to the PUB Benchmark Assessment Report on low flow estimation

Gregor Laaha, Eric Sauquet, Hege Hisdal, Charles N. Kroll, Henny A. J. van Lanen, Lena M. Tallaksen, Ross Woods

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Abstract

The prediction of runoff in ungauged basins (PUB) is one of the key challenges of water resources management. A Benchmark Assessment Report is currently being compiled, which summarises the state of hydrological predictions for ungauged basins with various runoff signatures. Members of the EURO-FRIEND Low Flow and Drought group contribute to one chapter on low flow estimation. In this paper, two major European benchmark studies from the PUB Benchmark Assessment Report on low flow regionalisation are presented. In each study several competing methods are compared by cross-validation to shed light on the performance of different methods for predicting low flows in ungauged basins. The chapter on low flows is an example of how UNESCO-FRIEND has stimulated international cooperation and has established links with a related international programme (i.e. IAHS-PUB) to help gain knowledge and exchange best practise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBAL CHANGE: FACING RISKS AND THREATS TO WATER RESOURCES
EditorsE Servat, S Demuth, A Dezetter, T Daniell
Place of PublicationWALLINGFORD
PublisherInternational Association of Hydrological Sciences Publications
Pages54-60
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-907161-13-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th World FRIEND Conference on Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources - Fez, Morocco
Duration: 25 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference6th World FRIEND Conference on Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources
CountryMorocco
CityFez
Period25/10/1029/10/10

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