Effective Science Communication and Education in Hydrology and Natural Hazards (NHESS/HESS inter-journal SI)(NHESS/HESS inter-journal SI)
Effective Science Communication and Education in Hydrology and Natural Hazards (NHESS/HESS inter-journal SI)(NHESS/HESS inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): T. A. Bogaard, S. M. Illingworth, I. Stewart, and S. van Manen Special issue jointly organized between Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Scientists communicate to non-peer audiences through numerous pathways including websites, blogs, public lectures, media interviews, and educational collaborations. A considerable amount of time and money is invested in this public engagement and these efforts are to a large extent responsible for the public perception of science. This special issue encourages critical reflection on science communication practices and provides an opportunity for science communicators to share best practice and experiences with evaluation and research in this field.

The objective of this special issue is to bring together contributions from a broad range of disciplines across both hydrology and natural hazard in relation to best practices in effective science communication and education. Contributions are solicited that address these issues, and which have a clear objective and research methodology. Case studies, and other experiences are also welcome as long as they are rigorously presented and evaluated.

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29 Aug 2017
SUstaiNability: a science communication website on environmental research
Teresita Gravina, Maurizio Muselli, Roberto Ligrone, and Flora Angela Rutigliano
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1437–1446, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1437-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1437-2017, 2017
24 Apr 2017
Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: challenges and recommendations for scaling up
Avianto Amri, Deanne K. Bird, Kevin Ronan, Katharine Haynes, and Briony Towers
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 595–612, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-595-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-595-2017, 2017
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09 Jan 2017
Practitioners' viewpoints on citizen science in water management: a case study in Dutch regional water resource management
Ellen Minkman, Maarten van der Sanden, and Martine Rutten
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 153–167, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-153-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-153-2017, 2017
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07 Oct 2016
Learning about water resource sharing through game play
Tracy Ewen and Jan Seibert
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4079–4091, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4079-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4079-2016, 2016
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02 Aug 2016
Willingness-to-pay for a probabilistic flood forecast: a risk-based decision-making game
Louise Arnal, Maria-Helena Ramos, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Hannah Louise Cloke, Elisabeth Stephens, Fredrik Wetterhall, Schalk Jan van Andel, and Florian Pappenberger
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3109–3128, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3109-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3109-2016, 2016
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22 Jul 2016
Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: an assessment of the method and preliminary results
Lara Mani, Paul D. Cole, and Iain Stewart
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1673–1689, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1673-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1673-2016, 2016
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21 Jul 2016
Improving together: better science writing through peer learning
Mathew A. Stiller-Reeve, Céline Heuzé, William T. Ball, Rachel H. White, Gabriele Messori, Karin van der Wiel, Iselin Medhaug, Annemarie H. Eckes, Amee O'Callaghan, Mike J. Newland, Sian R. Williams, Matthew Kasoar, Hella Elisa Wittmeier, and Valerie Kumer
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2965–2973, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2965-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2965-2016, 2016
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30 Jun 2016
Geoscience on television: a review of science communication literature in the context of geosciences
Rolf Hut, Anne M. Land-Zandstra, Ionica Smeets, and Cathelijne R. Stoof
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2507–2518, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2507-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2507-2016, 2016
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28 Jun 2016
Communication strategies to address geohydrological risks: the POLARIS web initiative in Italy
Paola Salvati, Umberto Pernice, Cinzia Bianchi, Ivan Marchesini, Federica Fiorucci, and Fausto Guzzetti
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1487–1497, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1487-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1487-2016, 2016
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10 Jun 2016
Understanding groundwater – students' pre-conceptions and conceptual change by means of a theory-guided multimedia learning program
Ulrike Unterbruner, Sylke Hilberg, and Iris Schiffl
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2251–2266, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2251-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2251-2016, 2016
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23 May 2016
Earthquake risk communication as dialogue – insights from a workshop in Istanbul's urban renewal neighbourhoods
Johanna Ickert and Iain S. Stewart
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1157–1173, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1157-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1157-2016, 2016
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09 May 2016
Making rainfall features fun: scientific activities for teaching children aged 5–12 years
Auguste Gires, Catherine L. Muller, Marie-Agathe le Gueut, and Daniel Schertzer
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1751–1763, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1751-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1751-2016, 2016
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04 May 2016
A "mental models" approach to the communication of subsurface hydrology and hazards
Hazel Gibson, Iain S. Stewart, Sabine Pahl, and Alison Stokes
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1737–1749, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1737-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1737-2016, 2016
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