“Global Flood Forecasting for Improved Humanitarian Response” is the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship research project of Dr Liz Stephens that started in October 2013.

This project will involve developing novel statistical techniques to provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation of current forecasting system advantages and limitations at the spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to decision makers. The ultimate goals of this project are to help humanitarian agencies to utilise forecasts and to enable forecast system development to be prioritised by what produces the largest gains in decision-making ability.

Collaborators include Hannah Cloke (University of Reading), Florian Pappenberger (ECMWF) and Jutta Thielen and others in the flood group at JRC.

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