The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for Abstracts | European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Following a successful turnout in previous years, organizers of EGU2017 are also this year organizing a session titled “Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World." Water plays a critical role in sustaining human health, food security, energy production and ecosystem services. Population growth, climate and land use change increasingly threaten water quality and quantity. Successful management of water resources requires an integrative understanding of coupled human and natural system components that can be used to generate practical, scientifically sound, economically-efficient and socially acceptable solutions that are sustainable. This session, which serves as the sister to the annual Water and Society session at the AGU meeting, provides a forum for discussing the advances in water resources systems analysis, planning and management to inform public policy, water resource allocation, conflict resolution, water governance, and sustainable development in a changing world.

Submissions for this session are welcome and can be submitted directly to http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/abstractsubmission/22982. Abstracts are due Wednesday, 11 January.

This session will feature two invited speakers:
  • John F. Raffensperger (RAND Corporation) on Smart Markets for Water Resources
  • Simon Langan (IIASA Water program director) on Opportunities and Constraints for improved Water Resources Management using different lenses and scales

Note that this year, the EGU meeting coincides with several other major events in Vienna. It is therefore recommended to book you hotel early.
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