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The use of seasonal forecast, combined with an impact model, could have a tangible positive effect on long-term decisions. This paper presents such an example for the management of a dam in France, studied in the framework of the FP7 project EUPORIAS. It details the assessment process, lead in collaboration with the stakeholder, especially the evaluation of the decision itself. It demonstrates that the introduction of relevant climate products could significantly improve existing practice.
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Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 51–55, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-51-2016
Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 51–55, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-51-2016

  12 Apr 2016

12 Apr 2016

How seasonal forecast could help a decision maker: an example of climate service for water resource management

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The use of seasonal forecast, combined with an impact model, could have a tangible positive effect on long-term decisions. This paper presents such an example for the management of a dam in France, studied in the framework of the FP7 project EUPORIAS. It details the assessment process, lead in collaboration with the stakeholder, especially the evaluation of the decision itself. It demonstrates that the introduction of relevant climate products could significantly improve existing practice.
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