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EGU Topical Meeting: Floods and climate

  Dates & Events

Understanding and exploiting the link between floods and climate


4. - 5. October 2012

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany


The EGU Topical Meeting is aimed at discussing (1) the current state of our understanding of the link between floods, meteorological processes and climate, and (2) novel research and management options for quantifying and exploiting the climate-flood link. We bring together scientists from different disciplines, e.g. hydrology, water resources management, meteorology, climatology, paleo-climatology, paleo-hydrology, to have a broader perspective on floods.


Session 1:
Flood hydroclimatology: The climate context of floods
Keynote speaker: Upmanu Lall, Columbia University, USA

Session 2:
Flood event generation: Interactions of hydrological and meteorological factors
Keynote speaker: Günter Blöschl, Technical University Vienna, Austria

Session 3:
Flood risk management: Exploiting the link between climate, meteorological processes and flood probabilities
Keynote speaker: Gero Michel, Willis Research Network, UK

See also: Flyer


Registration and abstract submission:

A limited number of travel grants is available. Workshop is limited to 60 participants. 


Key dates:

Abstract submission closes: 08. May 2012
Notification of acceptance: 08. June 2012
Registration opens : 11. June 2012
Registration closes : 03. September 2012

Conference fee:
50,- €
A limited number of travel grants is available


International scientific committee:

Axel Bronstert,
Institute of Earth and Environmental Science,
University of Potsdam, Germany

Francesco Cioffi,
Department of Hydraulics and Transport,
La Sapienza University,
Rome, Italy

Upmanu Lall,
Columbia Water Center, Columbia University,
New York City, USA

Bruno Merz,
Section Hydrology, GFZ German Research
Centre for Geosciences,
Potsdam, Germany

Antonello Provenzale,
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences
and Climate, National Research Council,
Torino, Italy

Roberto Purini,
Institute of Atmospheric Physics,
National Research Council,
Rome, Italy

Uwe Ulbrich,
Institute for Meteorology,
Free University Berlin, Germany