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Call for abstracts for AGU session "Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales"

Dear Panta Rhei scientists,

The deadline for AGU abstracts is fast approaching on 3 August. Together with my co-conveners Siva Sivapalan, Taikan Oki and Alfonso Mejia, I am organizing a session on "Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales". Please see the details below. This session is supported by Panta Rhei and AGU-JpGU joint sessions on socio-hydrology. Our invited speakers are confirmed as Sally Thompson (UC Berkeley) and Nandita Basu (U. Waterloo).

Please consider submitting your research to this Panta Rhei session, we are looking forward to exciting presentations and lively debate.

Kind regards, and hope to see many of you in San Francisco,
Hilary McMillan

Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales
Session ID#: 14127

This session welcomes abstracts that consider how to observe, understand, model, and manage the effects of human and environmental changes on hydrological systems. The interactions of coupled human-water processes across multiple time and spatial scales can give rise to the emergence of complex dynamics, including critical transitions, and will pose major challenges for sustainable water management. This session is organised as part of the IAHS Panta Rhei hydrological decade 2013-2022 and is a part of the series of AGU-JpGU joint sessions on socio-hydrology. Examples of relevant areas include:

  • Hydrological models that include anthropogenic effects
  • Measurements of human impacts on hydrological processes
  • Interactions of communities with local water resources
  • Creation of databases describing hydrology in human-impacted systems
  • Data analysis and comparisons of hydrological systems around the globe and especially in developing and emerging countries
  • Human interactions with hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and water scarcity

Primary Convener:  Hilary K McMillan, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
Conveners:  Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Murugesu Sivapalan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Alfonso Mejia, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States

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