8th GEWEX Science Conference

06.05 - 11.05.2018  
Canmore, Canada
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The GEWEX-WCRP Open Science Conference on "Extremes and Water on the Edge" will be held from 6-11 May 2018 in Canmore, AB, Canada.

GEWEX is the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project of WCRP, PAGES' scientific partner.


The conference is hosted by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan and will be held at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.


The 8th GEWEX Science Conference is structured around the topic of challenges confronting our ability to understand and predict changes in climate extremes and the availability of freshwater under the complex factors of natural variability, forced climate change due to human activities, and human management practices such as dams, reservoirs, land cover changes, and agricultural management.

The conference will reflect research activities that advance the main themes of the GEWEX project and of the two WCRP Grand Challenges on "Weather and Climate Extremes" and "Water for the Food Baskets of the World".


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The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15 January 2018.

The conference welcomes abstracts that are related to the themes mentioned, particularly on the following topics:

- Nexus of water, energy, and food
- Climate extremes
- Extreme weather
- Atmospheric modeling: atmospheric model parameterizations, physics-dynamics coupling, coupling of physical processes
- Land modeling: land parameterizations, model representation of land-climate interactions in present and future, coupling of physical processes
- Mountain and high latitude hydrology
- Global energy and water cycles

See the full call here:

Early-career scientists

In conjunction with the conference, special early-career scientists events will be organized in collaboration with the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) and Young Hydrologic Society (YHS). A workshop will take place prior to the GEWEX Conference. Deadline 15 January. All details here:

Important dates

15 October 2017: Registration and abstract submission opens
18 December 2017: Abstract and travel support requests due; deadline to apply for ECR Workshop
15 January 2018: Abstract acceptance notification
22 January 2018: Travel support notification
1 February 2018: Early bird registration closes
3 April 2018: Room reservation deadline at Coast Canmore Hotel

Further information

You can find more information on the conference website: