8th GEWEX Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

May 6 - 11, 2018 | Canmore, Alberta, Canada

GEWEX, the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project, is holding its 8th GEWEX Science Conference from 6-11 May 2018 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

The 2018 GEWEX Science Conference is structured around the topic of challenges confronting our ability to understand and predict changes in climate extremes and the availability of freshwater under the complex factors of natural variability, forced climate change due to human activities, and human management practices such as dams, reservoirs, land cover changes, and agricultural management. The Conference will reflect research activities that advance the main themes of the GEWEX project and of the two WCRP Grand Challenges on “Weather and Climate Extremes” and “Water for the Food Baskets of the World.” The full call for papers can be found here.

The 2018 GEWEX Conference welcomes abstracts that are related to the themes mentioned, particularly on the following topics:

  • Nexus of water, energy, and food
  • Climate extremes
  • Extreme weather
  • Atmospheric modeling: atmospheric model parameterizations, physics-dynamics coupling, coupling of physical processes
  • Land modeling: land parameterizations, model representation of land-climate interactions in present and future, coupling of physical processes
  • Mountain and high latitude hydrology
  • Global energy and water cycles

Abstracts for both themes of weather and climate extremes and water availability, as well as the themes of the GEWEX Panels described above, are welcome. Poster submissions are encouraged. In conjunction with the conference, special Early Career Scientists events will be organized in collaboration with the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) and Young Hydrological Society (YHS).

The 2018 GEWEX Conference is hosted by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan and will be held at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from May 6th to 11th, 2018.

Important Dates:

October 15, 2017: Registration and abstract submission opens
December 18, 2017: Abstract and travel support requests due
January 15, 2018: Abstract acceptance notification
January 22, 2018: Travel support notification
February 1, 2018: Early bird registration closes
April 3, 2018: Room reservation deadline at Coast Canmore Hotel

Registration and Abstract Submission Fees:

Full week registration:                                           500 CAD (~405 USD)
Full week early bird registration:                           450 CAD (~365 USD)
Full week for students:                                          400 CAD (~325 USD)
Abstract submission fee (non-refundable):           80 CAD (~65 USD)
Attendance for guest at banquet & reception:      100 CAD (~80 USD)

Note that one-day registrations are not possible. There is a nonrefundable fee of 80 CAD to submit an abstract. This is separate from all registration fees and does not count toward your registration fee.

Please join us in using this conference to advance these important scientific and societal topics.