Articles | Volume 26, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1389–1406, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1389-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1389–1406, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-1389-2022
Research article
14 Mar 2022
Research article | 14 Mar 2022

Opportunities for seasonal forecasting to support water management outside the tropics

Leah A. Jackson-Blake et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-443', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Leah Jackson-Blake, 22 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-443', Francesca Pianosi, 15 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Leah Jackson-Blake, 30 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Dec 2021) by Thomas Kjeldsen
AR by Leah Jackson-Blake on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Jan 2022) by Thomas Kjeldsen
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2022) by Thomas Kjeldsen
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Short summary
We explore, together with stakeholders, whether seasonal forecasting of water quantity, quality, and ecology can help support water management at five case study sites, primarily in Europe. Reliable forecasting, a season in advance, has huge potential to improve decision-making. However, managers were reluctant to use the forecasts operationally. Key barriers were uncertainty and often poor historic performance. The importance of practical hands-on experience was also highlighted.