The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 will take place in Austria on 23 – 28 April. The event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
Water Footprint Network’s Dr. Ertug Ercin will launch our first report for the IMPREX project at a press conference entitled “Food security: how extreme weather and other hazards affect what we drink and eat”. If you cannot make it to Vienna, you can still watch the press conference live via webstream, as well as ask questions to panelists. Watch the press conference here and read about the report here.
Climate change consultant at the UK Met Office, Felicity Liggins, will present an abstract by Dr. Ercin and other IMPREX project partners, “Improving Predictions and Management of Hydrological Extremes” (B.J.J.M. van den Hurk et al.) in a PICO session entitled “Climate Services – Underpinning Science”.
Water Footprint Network and partners will convene a PICO session entitled “Hydrological Sciences and Water Footprint Assessment for monitoring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” that will explore how water footprinting can be used for monitoring and reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will examine how Water Footprint Assessment can help measure various SDG targets and how it can guide policy and action towards meeting them.
Water Footprint Network’s Daniel Chico, will present “How a full value-chain Water Footprint Assessment can help inform decisions in corporate sustainability strategies” and “Water footprint as an indicator of agricultural productivity in African countries” during this session.
Dr. Ertug Ercin will give an oral presentation on “Dependencies of Europe’s economy on water resources outside its borders and its vulnerability to weather extremes”. This will be part of a session entitled “From sub-seasonal forecasting to climate projections: predicting hydrologic extremes and servicing water managers”.
Find out more about the EGU General Assembly 2017 here.