Session @ AGU's Fall Meeting


AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Water Footprint Network’s Science Director, Dr. Ashok Chapagain, will convene a session (ID 25950) at this year’s event entitled “21st Century Water Statistics: Challenges and Emerging Approaches in Collecting, Processing and Sharing Water Availability, Use, Scarcity and Pollution Data”. The session is part of the Focus Group on Global Environmental Change (ID GC001) and will be co-convened by Michael Lathuilliere from the University of British Columbia and Henry Jordaan from the University of the Free State, South Africa.

The session will highlight how traditional statistics and approaches in collecting, processing and sharing data on water use and availability are out of pace with the rapid advancements in research linking hydrology with global environmental change, including social and economic aspects. It will identify gaps in existing water databases and present challenges and emerging approaches in collecting, processing and sharing applications of remote sensing, hydrological modelling, water footprint accounting, innovative data harmonization, potential use of the Internet and other forms of real time data collection and sharing platforms.

The aim is to explore how such data can be applied to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how coherent agricultural, energy, tax and trade policies can be achieved by drawing together hydrological and human interventions from both water quality and quantity perspectives.

We invite you to submit and abstract to this session. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 2nd August at 23:59 EDT. Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this date.

Read more about this session here.