EURO-FRIEND is the oldest regional group that started in 1985 around the construction of a comprehensive shared hydrological database.
Today, the group includes 31 european countries gathered around the UNESCO Centre ICWRGC (International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change).
The EURO-FRIEND regional group is fully in line with the priorities of the IHP (Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme) and is particularly committed to the 3rd priority "Bridging the data and knowledge gaps".
The activities are structured around 3 main research questions:
- How can droughts in streamflow be predicted from weather data and soil moisture conditions?
- Are global hydrological models able to cpature observed spatial and temporal changes in hydrological regimes and extremes?
- How can experimental river catchment studies enhance our understanding of hydrological processes at different scales?