H2. Complex (non) hydrological events: patterns, trends and emerging techniques

The management and comprehension of global water systems, focusing on Canada, present new challenges due to the constantly evolving nature of hydrological processes. One of the most significant challenges is the occurrence of compound events, which arise from the interplay between natural and human factors, resulting in intricate scenarios. These events can manifest in various forms, such as the simultaneous occurrence of floods and droughts or extreme precipitation following wildfires. Additionally, human-made factors can exacerbate the impacts of natural processes. This session is dedicated to exploring the complexities of compound events and their impacts on water resource management. We invite researchers, practitioners, and experts to share their insights, methodologies, and findings on understanding compound events' intricate and interconnected dynamics.