2021 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Open Science Meeting

May 17 - 19, 2021 | Online

Achieving sustainable water futures in an uncertain world

The 2021 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Open Science Meeting, May 17 – 19, will bring together the GWF community (researchers, affiliates, partners, collaborators, and stakeholders) in a virtual setting to share our latest scientific achievements and success stories, provide updates on end user solutions, and support the actions needed to secure Canada’s water future.

The meeting will feature a variety of virtual programming to enable shared learning and insightful discussions through key events, including keynote talks, panels, and an interactive poster session. These will be complemented by parallel sessions, networking, social activities, and workshops for GWF’s Young Professionals. The meeting’s creative programming will engage both researchers and stakeholders in two-way learning and exchanges.

The meeting is being organized and co-hosted by our partners from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. While we wish that we could all come together in person in beautiful Waterloo, ON, we still look forward to seeing you online.

The 2021 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Open Science Meeting will feature a variety of virtual programming to enable shared learning and insightful discussions through key events, including keynote talks, panels, and an interactive poster session. These will be complemented by parallel sessions, networking, social activities, and workshops for GWF’s Young Professionals. The meeting’s creative programming will engage both researchers and stakeholders in two-way learning and exchanges.

Abstract submission is open to abstracts aligned with the meeting themes:

Themes

  1. Climate-driven changes of water environments in cold regions
  2. From anthropogenic pressures to ecosystem services
  3. Turning research into policy and management solutions
  4. Innovations in water science and technology
  5. Knowledge co-creation with Indigenous communities

The themes are supported by the following cross-cutting challenges and opportunities:

  • Transferable knowledge and tools
  • Predictive modelling and forecasting
  • (Big) data science and management
  • Social, economic and health determinants and impacts
  • Stakeholder engagement and knowledge mobilization

More information can be found on the official GWF2021 webpage.


Background image courtesy of the International GEWEX Project Office