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International Water Resources Association invites proposals for online conference on groundwater and climate change

The International Water Resources Association is inviting proposals for oral presentations at an online conference it will host on 29-30 October 2020 on groundwater and climate change.

IWRA said that climate change is putting major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Higher temperatures and more extreme, less predictable, weather conditions are projected to affect availability and distribution of rainfall, snowmelt, river flows and groundwater, and further deteriorate water quality. But, the effects of climate change on groundwater are still poorly understood.

The conference  “Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change” – will address the challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change.

The conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world.

The conference, an online first for IWRA, is focussed on the following five themes:

  • groundwater natural resources assessment under climate change
  • climate change effects on groundwater resilience (pollution and remediation)
  • contribution of technology to groundwater resilience
  • groundwater governance, management and policy
  • groundwater education and capacity building

Deadline to submit proposals for oral presentations is Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 – click here for more information

Click here to visit the conference website

 

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