"Adapting water management to climate change: Putting our science into practice", Loughborough University, 12-13 April 2011

12 April 2011, 9.00 AM - 12 April 2011, 9.00 AM

Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologists’ Event


The hydrological community has relatively little to say about how to adapt freshwater management to climate change. This has led to the piece-meal development of guidance, and lack of an integrated approach at all scales (from site management to regional resource and asset planning).


The purpose of this workshop is to provide an open and friendly forum for early career hydrologists practitioners, and policy-makers to exchange ideas on evaluating risks and adapting freshwaters to climate change. Delegates are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract (for either poster or oral presentation), and to come to listen to our great line up of guest speakers.


The workshop is divided into three main themes: Evidence of the need to act; applied research on impacts and adaptation options appraisal; and practical implementation of measures for sustainable water management. Abstracts are particularly welcome on the following topics:

  • Evidence of climate variability and change in freshwater environments;
  • Field- and model-based experiments that support integrated assessment and adaptation planning for freshwater environments;
  • Tools and techniques for  evaluating climate risks and implementing adaptation in practice;
  • Examples of good adaptation practice selected from water resource, flood risk and conservation management at site to regional/national scales.

Guest speakers

  • Professor Geoff Petts, Vice Chancellor and Rector, University of Westminster
  • Professor Paul Whitehead, School of Geography, Oxford University
  • Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
  • Dr Doug Wilson, Head of Research, Monitoring and Innovation, Environment Agency
  • Rose Timlett, Freshwater Policy Officer, WWF-UK
  • Dr Nick Everall, Director of AquaScience UK

Abstract submission for poster and oral presentations

Please submit your title and 200-word abstract by 28 February 2011 to:

Rob Wilby and Glenn Watts

Registration rates

  • Rate covers all meals (including conference dinner), two-day workshop registration, and VAT.
  • Local delegate (no overnight hotel accommodation): £30
  • Standard (overnight shared occupancy): £60    
  • Standard (overnight single occupancy): £90
  • Executive (overnight quad room): £120

Online booking and payment deadline:

11 March 2011

See http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=39&deptid=220&catid=28

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