8th GEWEX Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

6-11 May, 2018, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

The Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project is organizing the 8th GEWEX Science Conference from 6-11 May 2018 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, which will be hosted by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan.

The 2018 GEWEX Science Conference focuses on the topic of challenges confronting our ability to understand and predict changes in climate extremes and the availability of freshwater under the complex factors of natural variability, forced climate change due to human activities, and human management practices such as dams, reservoirs, land cover changes, and agricultural management.

The Conference will reflect research activities that advance the main themes of the GEWEX project and of the two WCRP Grand Challenges on “Weather and Climate Extremes” and “Water for the Food Baskets of the World”

The main themes of the conference are:

  • Nexus of water, energy, and food
  • Climate extremes
  • Extreme weather
  • Atmospheric modeling: atmospheric model parameterizations, physics-dynamics coupling, coupling of physical processes
  • Land modeling: land parameterizations, model representation of land-climate interactions in present and future, coupling of physical processes
  • Mountain and high latitude hydrology
  • Global energy and water cycles

 Abstracts for both themes of weather and climate extremes and water availability, as well as the themes of the GEWEX Panels described above, are welcome. Poster submissions are encouraged.

In conjunction with the conference, special Early Career Scientists events will be organized in collaboration with the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) and Young Hydrologic Society (YHS).

Registration and abstract submission is now open. Deadline for abstract and travel requests is 15 December 2017.

You can find further information and the programme of the conference here and download the full call for papers here.