CapTain Rain at the 7th ISFF in Tlemcen, Algeria
by Christina Maus
Three presentations of project results during the symposium
The CapTain Rain project participated in the 7th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (ISFF7). The event was held in Tlemcen, Algeria from June 5.-7. and was hosted by the Pan African University, Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) and the EOLE Laboratory (Eau et Ouvrages dans Leur Environnement) of the University of Tlemcen. The symposium was an important opportunity for exchange and collaboration between scientists and practitioners mainly from the MENA-region. The 7th edition of the symposium focused on flash floods and sediment management in wadi systems in the context of climate change. Three topics from different work packages of the CapTain Rain consortium were presented. Christina Maus from Koblenz University of Applies Sciences gave a presentation on “The multi-model approach for flash flood modelling in data- and water-scarce regions like Jordan”. Dr. Peter Hoffmann from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) presented a poster on the “Causal linkage between extreme rainfall in Jordan and large-scale circulation patterns”. Another poster was presented by Ahmad Awad from the Institute of Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) on “How have land cover changes and urbanization contributed to the flash flood risk in the city of Amman? An analysis of past and future trends”. During the symposium the CapTain Rain team had many fruitful discussions with experts and established and strengthened contacts for collaboration.