7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle

Jul 14 - 17, 2014 | The Hague, The Netherlands

Getting to the Hague
Registration Costs
Refund Policy
Important Dates
Pan-CLIVAR Meeting, Pan-GEWEX Meeting, and GEWEX Summer Sessions
Submitting an Abstract
Contact Information

Highlights of the conference were published in the August 2014 issue of GEWEX News

The increasing demand for fresh water and the impacts of climate change on water availability and extreme events highlight why water is a current major global concern and is “Trending Now.” The 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle will celebrate 25 years of GEWEX research and set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme Grand Challenges on water resources, extremes, and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets; their analyses; process studies; model development and exploitation; applications, technology transfer to operational results, and research capacity development; and training for the next generation of scientists. Papers will be invited for all the topics of the Conference, which include: (1) the climate system; (2) land; and (3) atmosphere. The full description of sessions with conveners is available here.

Important Dates 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Passed
  • Financial Support Application Deadline: 28 February 2014
  • Acceptance E-mails Sent: Mid April 2014
  • Program to be Posted: Mid April 2014
  • Presentation Upload: 9 July 2014

Pan-CLIVAR Meeting, Pan-GEWEX Meeting, and GEWEX Summer Sessions
Following the Conference, GEWEX will have an invitation-only Pan-GEWEX Meeting at the same venue from 17-18 July 2014, where the four GEWEX Panels will conduct relevant matters business. At the same time, the Climate Variability and Predictability Project (CLIVAR), a sister organization of GEWEX, will host its own invitation-only Pan-CLIVAR Meeting at the World Forum.

The GEWEX Summer Sessions for Early Career Scientists will take place before the Conference from 10-12 July 2014 at the Delft University of Technology, and will be a mix of lectures and practical exercises covering  various aspects of observations, modeling, and prediction of the energy and water cycle and related processes. Emails have already gone out informing candidates whether or not they have been accepted into the Summer Sessions.

Refund Policy
All refund requests must be received in writing (conference@gewex.org) by June 15, 2014. No refunds will be issued after this date. A 50 Euro processing fee will be assessed on all general registration refunds due to cancellation. Student refunds will be assessed a 30 Euro fee. Guest registrations are fully refundable.

Getting to the Hague
There are two basic options to get to the Hague and the World Forum from your arrival airport.

  • Taxi: the cheapest taxi option is http://www.oranjetaxiservice.nl/en/, costing about 45 Euros for the trip from Schiphol Airport to the World Forum.
  • Public Transit: use the trip planner at http://9292.nl/en# to see how you can get from Schiphol Airport to the World Forum or from Schiphol Airport to your hotel. The cost is approximately 13 Euros total to get from Schiphol to the World Forum and the trip involves taking a train, a tram, and walking.

Online Submission of Abstracts

  • Abstract submission has ended.
  • The submission fee is 40 Euros per abstract.
  • There is a 300-word minimum and a 1000-word maximum.
  • Do not use pictures or mathematical equations in your abstract.
  • Abstract fees are only refundable if your abstract is rejected for presentation. Any abstracts withdrawn after acceptance must still be paid in full.

Email the International GEWEX Project Office with any questions you may have.


The Conference budget essentially consists of registration fees and contributions by sponsors. We will offer financial assistance to support the attendance of PhD students, early career scientists, and a select few keynote speakers. Sponsorship received for the Conference will be channeled into reducing registration fees as well as supporting travel and accommodation costs for applicants needing help.

We have four levels of sponsorship:

Platinum: €50,000
Gold: €20,000
Silver: €5,000
Bronze: Less than €5,000

To view the Sponsorship Prospectus, please click here.

We are very grateful for all sponsorship offered, as this will help facilitate the attendance of scientists who otherwise may not be able to attend this Conference. To date, we have secured the following sponsors: