11th International Precipitation Conference

Over the years, the International Precipitation Conference has stimulated the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise as a way of improving our understanding of precipitation processes, their observations, estimation, modeling and prediction.

Organised by Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group and Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Sun 30 June 2013 until Wed 3 July 2013

Venue Ede-Wageningen, The Netherlands

Beginning with the first conference held in 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela, the series has been an important forum that brings together meteorologists, hydrologists, statisticians and engineers whose research includes interest in precipitation.

Results presented and discussed at the ten previous meetings have been published in numerous refereed journal articles and are often widely cited. The series has promoted the importance of such fundamental aspects of precipitation processes as variability across scales in space and time, strong nonlinearity of the involved dynamical process, and the inherent uncertainty involved in precipitation observations and forecasts.

The International Precipitation Conference is unique in its combination of interdisciplinary and limited size, and it can therefore be very effective in continuing to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions on precipitation research.


The 11th International Precipitation Conference is organised by Wageningen University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.

Organising Committee

Programme Committee

Registration Cost and Provisions

Full fee Student fee
Before 1 June 2013 € 350 € 250
After 1 June 2013 € 450 € 350

The registration fees include:

  • access to the conference
  • delegates pack containing abstracts books
  • lunches and refreshments every day of the conference
  • social programme and the conference dinner

Accompanying persons are welcome, please contact the Secretariat ( to discuss the possibilities.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is included in the registration fee and all participants are invited to attend the dinner. More information will be announced at a later time.

Cancellation Policy

We only accept written cancellations by email.

Terms and Conditions

Tentative Programme

Sunday 30 June 2013 Registration and opening reception
Monday 1 July 2013
9:00-13:00 Precipitation physics
14:00-18:00 Precipitation observation
Tuesday 2 July 2013
9:00-13:00 Precipitation modeling
13:30-18:30 Social event
19:30 Conference dinner
Wednesday 3 July 2013
9:00-13:00 Precipitation statistics and climatology
14:00-18:00 Precipitation in hydrology and water resources

Social programme

The social programme will be announced at a later time.



The venue and social programme

Wageningen City of Life Sciences

  • Venue: Hotel Congress Centre De Reehorst, Ede, The Netherlands, 

The Conference dinner will take place Tuesday evening, 2nd July 2013, more details will follow later


There is a choice in several hotels in the surrounding area of the conference venue "De Reehorst":

  • Hotel "De Reehorst" ,situated at the congress venue (price for a single room per night, starting from € 59,-- excl. breakfast, excl. TAX), 
  • Hotel “Kasteel Hoekelum”, situated on 10 min. walking distance of the congress venue (price for a single room per night, € 65,-- incl. breakfast, excl. TAX), 
  • Hotel “PTCplus”, situated on 10 min. walking distance of the congress venue, price for a single room per night, € 75,-- incl. breakfast, excl TAX, double room, for 2 pers. € 92,50 incl. breakfast, excl TAX, triple room, for 3 pers. € 112,50, incl breakfast, excl. TAX, several rooms available for students for € 30,-- p.p.p.n. shared bathroom on the corridor,
  • Hotel "De Paasberg", situated on 10 min. distance by car of the congress venue price for a 1pk room per night, € 55,-- incl. breakfast, excl TAX, for 2pk per night € 65,-- incl. breakfast, excl TAX, for 3pk per night € 95,--, incl breakfast, excl. TAX, 4pk per night € 105,-- incl. breakfast, excl. TAX.
  • Hotel "De Bosrand", situated on 15 min. distance by car of the congress venue (price for a single room per night, starting from € 65,-- incl. breakfast, excl. TAX),  

Please mention the name of the conference “IPC11” by making your reservation

Route description


"De Reehorst" is situated in Ede, at the very centre of the Netherlands. It is at just 250 metres from the Ede-Wageningen railway station, and a 5-minute drive from the A12 and A30 motorways.

By public transport

From the railway station, it's a short stroll to "De Reehorst". Descend from the platform and turn left at the bottom of the stairs, towards the south-side exit. Keep walking in a straight line and you will find ReeHorst at a few minutes' distance on your right.
For more information: Public transport (OV) information line: 0900-9292 (€ 050 p/m) or

By car

From the direction of Utrecht/ Arnhem:
From the A12 motorway take the exit Ede/Wageningen (exit 24). Follow the signs to Ede and then the ANWB signs to “Reehorst”.

From the direction of Den Bosch/ Nijmegen:
From the A50 motorway (in the direction of Arnhem) switch to the A12 in the direction of Utrecht. Take the exit Ede/Wageningen (exit 24) and follow the signs to Ede, and then the ANWB signs to “ReeHorst”.

From the direction of Amersfoort:
From the A1 motorway (in the direction of Barneveld) switch to the A30 until the exit to Ede. Turn left in the direction of Ede, then take the second right turn to Ede. From here follow the ANWB signs to “Reehorst”.

From the direction of Zwolle/ Apeldoorn:
From the A50 motorway (in the direction of Arnhem) switch to the A12 in the direction of Utrecht (at junction Grijsoord). Take the exit Ede/Wageningen (exit 24). Follow the signs to Ede and then the ANWB signs to “Reehorst”.

On provincial roads from the direction of Apeldoorn:
On the N304 provincial road you can follow the signs to Ede. Upon reaching Ede, continue straight on and follow the ANWB signs to “Reehorst”.

The parking lot of "De Reehorst" has 700 spaces. The fee is € 5.- per day.

Directions by car

If you wish to plan your route by car, go to the website of "De Reehorst" and enter your postal code. You can also find a map.

Abstract submission

Abstracts of oral presentations and posters will be published in the conference abstract book. Want to contribute an abstract?

Participants wishing to contribute an abstract should submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words in English through the conference website. After reviewing the abstracts, the scientific committee will select a limited number of abstracts for oral presentations during the conference.


The conference organizers invite abstracts for any of the following topics:

  1. precipitation physics:
    Emmanuel Villermaux, Université de Provence

    Andy Heymsfield, NCAR

  2. precipitation modeling:
    Harm Jonker, TU Delft

  3. precipitation observation:
    Pinhas Alpert, Tel Aviv University

    Chris Kidd, University of Maryland

  4. precipitation statistics and climatology:
    Geert Lenderink, KNMI

    Efi Foufoula Georgiou, University of Minnesota

  5. precipitation in hydrology and water resources:
    James Smith, Princeton University

    Daniel Sempere Torres, Polytechnical University of Catalunya


Instructions and format for oral presentations and posters can be found on the registration website.

Important upload instructions: The first step for paper submission is to create an account. This step is necessary in order to protect the participants data, submission and paper content. After logging in one can choose the requested theme and upload  the paper. A confirming e-mail will be sent to the participant’s e-mail address.

Submit abstract

  • Deadline for submitting oral abstracts: 1 April 2013
  • Replies to authors concerning presentations: 10 May 2013
  • Deadline for submitting poster abstracts: 5 May 2013