Climate Change and Water 2021: Extreme Events

Date: 2021-05-24 - 2021-05-27
Location: Online

This international conference is open to the academic world and socio-economic partners concerned by the variability of the water cycle and adaptation to extreme events.

Opening of the symposium by keynote speaker Hervé Le Treut on the state of climate change:

Hervé Le Treut, Climatologist, Professor at Sorbonne University and Ecole Polytechnique, member of the scientific committee of Le climat en questions website, is a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, former director of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

His work focuses on the numerical modelling of the climate system and the understanding of the radiative perturbations of the climate, in particular the role of the additional greenhouse effect linked to human activities. 

He is also interested in the impacts of climate change and the analysis of associated environmental risks. He is editor of Chapter 1 of Volume 2 of the IPCC 5th Report. He is the author or co-author of several books for the general public, the latest of which deals with adaptation to climate change in New Aquitaine. 

Climate change is disrupting the water cycle. Impacts are observed in all environments and socio-ecosystems: forests, soils, lakes, cities, and so on. The MiDi (Environments & Diversity) network and its partners propose to focus on the different forms of impacts of climate change via its effect on water. Indeed, if the general trend of global warming is observed in all regions of the world, where are the findings and responses to climate extremes such as droughts, floods, heat waves and sudden and intense rainfall? 

The event will follow the lead of the 1st Climate Change and Water conference and address the latest developments in research on extreme events, evolution and acceleration of the effects of climate change on the water cycle, understanding extreme weather events and forecasting, adaptation to climate change, management, governance and strategy.

As part of the symposium, a one-day training session entitled « Introduction to Hydrological Modelling in the Context of Climate Change » is proposed to masters and doctoral students. It includes an introduction to the principles of hydrological modelling and its importance in the context of climate change.

Source: Climate Change and Water 2021