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Invitation from 2017 AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall, Submission Deadline: 2nd of August!


You are welcome to submit abstracts to the special session entitled "Global and regional water-food-energy security under changing environments" for the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans from 11-15 Dec. 2017. The deadline is 2nd of August 2017!

Session details:

Sustainable management of water resources is an overwhelming task, when faced with a growing population that is increasing its demand for food, energy and water. Ever-increasing demand worsens water scarcity, casting significant doubt on sustainability of food and energy production. Increasing dependence on non-renewable groundwater abstraction has been reported over intensely irrigated regions. Increasing socio-economic development and anticipated climate change will put further pressure on water, as well as agricultural and energy sectors. This session focuses on global and regional assessments of water-food-energy security. We invite submissions on: (i) development of new modeling frameworks identifying hotspots in water-food-energy security, (ii) observations identifying human and climate impacts on water, food or electricity production, and (iii) model- and data-based evaluations of sustainable adaptation strategies by integrating climate, hydrological, biological and social processes at global and regional scales in the face of a growing population and the full spectrum of climate change effects.

Contact persons:

Yoshihide Wada ( IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

Xiaogang He ( Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States

Michael Joseph Puma ( Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States

Michelle T.H. van Vliet ( Wageningen UR, Wageningen, Netherlands