The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018

For the first time, the AGU Fall Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., with the event marking the launch AGU’s Centennial. A wide variety of events are being planned that will take advantage of this special location that will showcase AGU's science to the U.S. and international policy community, students, and public); leverage the local scientific community, including events with the Smithsonian, National Academies, and others; and, offer field trips to view the local geology and research institutes. The Fall Meeting will also offer more workshops as well as new Tutorial sessions to help students and researchers learn about new approaches and techniques and introduce exciting science in other disciplines.

As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting brings together a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.

AGWA will be participating in the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting. We've submitted proposals for multiple events. AGWA will co-organize a short session on "Aligning the technical analysis to the needs of a decision maker for water resources planning under deeply uncertain futures." AGWA is also helping to organize a proposed science-policy dialogue session around conducting research that is both policy-relevant and actionable.

LIVESTREAM of 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate

October 3-4 will be key dates in the lead up to COP23 in Bonn. The 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: Fostering dialogue on the road of COP23 will take place on those dates in Marseille, France. The World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Presidency as represented by the Delegate Ministry for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners such as the #ClimateIsWater Initiative, will be hosting the event.

The event is by invitation only, BUT you can take part by virtually participating in a livestream. Read more below. Read More...

Call for Abstracts: AGU Session on Integrated Observations and Modeling of Water Cycle (Variability) Extremes (WCEs)

Extremes in the water cycle are becoming more frequent and intense as the climate changes. Many of the impacts of these climate-related extremes are mediated through the water cycle. They are particularly important because of their large impacts on socio-economic structures/activities and on natural ecosystems. WCEs are at the center of changes in the water-food-energy-health-ecosystem nexus. They provide a cross-cutting focus for water cycle research and applications. Adequately characterizing WCEs (in space/time) is a challenge to both space-based and in-situ observing systems, and data assimilation/modeling systems. These topics will be discussed in a session at the AGU Conference taking place 14-18 December 2015 in San Francisco, CA, USA. Read More...