This workshop aims at contributing to the identification of harmonised best practices in rainfall simulation studies (e.g., alignment in design criteria, working procedures and data collection), while appreciating that variation in design characteristics should exist to allow rainfall simulators to be best suited for different research purposes. Such understanding would considerably enhance our capacity to characterise and compare rainfall simulators and results. Harmonisation would thus add value to simulated rainfall-based research as synergies can arise from comparing different studies, while this has been hampered so far. Different research experiences and viewpoints will be shared and discussed during the workshop, pursuing further developments in this field.
There will be a practical session dedicated to demonstrating the use of rainfall simulators by authors.