CCW 2022

See you in 2022 to meet us in Tours! The third edition of the international symposium Climate change & Water under the theme of extremes will be held on May 31 and June 1 and 2, 2022, in Tours in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

NEW : The day of June 30 will be a training day dedicated to PhD students on Introduction to Hydrological Modelling in the Context of Climate Change.

For more information on the conference:

The webinar


The MiDi (Environments & Diversity) network proposes to focus on the different forms of impacts of climate change via its effect on water. Indeed, if the general trend of global warming is observed in all regions of the world, where are the findings and responses to climate extremes such as droughts, floods, heat waves and sudden and intense rainfall?

This international webinar will take place over three afternoons and will be in English. It is open to the academic world and socio-economic partners concerned by the variability of the water cycle and adaptation to extreme events.

Half a day will be dedicated to the vine and the forest as an object as well as to the particular hydrometeorological extreme that are droughts.


The event will follow the lead of the 1st Climate Change and Water international conference and address the latest developments in research on extreme events, evolution and acceleration of the effects of climate change on the water cycle, understanding extreme weather events and forecasting, adaptation to climate change, management, governance and strategy. Climate change is disrupting the water cycle. Impacts are observed in all environments and socio-ecosystems: forests, soils, lakes, cities, and so on.



   Climate change and water : extreme events

water and environments


PROGRAM – 3 sessions (May, 25th, 26th & 27th, from 14:00 to 16:30 CET/Paris time)


Session 1 - Climate Change & Water keynotes on climate change and extremes : adaptation and governance

Tuesday, May 25th

Welcoming by the MiDi network - Stéphanie Bankhead (University of Orleans, LBLGC; co-director of the network)
Introducing speech - Isabelle La Jeunesse (University of Tours, CITERES – CNRS; MiDi water thematic coord.; CC&W scientific committee coord.)
Opening of the symposium : The state of global climate change - Hervé Le Treut (Dir. IPSL, Paris)
Adaptation to climate change and governance -Denis Salles (ETBX INRAE, Bordeaux)

5 minute break

Horizon Europe: EU funded research and Community building in the area of climate and weather extreme events - Philippe Quevauviller (Innovation and Industry for Security, DG HOME, European Commission, Brussels)
More about climate change & water 2022 : May 31 - June 2, Tours, France  - Isabelle La Jeunesse


Session 2 - European European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)

Wednesday, May 26th

Introduction to ECRA - Winfried Hoke, ECRA Secretariat
Elevation dependent warming and climate change in the mountains: strengths and uncertainties - Elisa Palazzi (Co-Chair of the Collaborative programmes of ECRA on Hydological Cycle; ISAC-CNR, Italy)
Dynamics of hydrometeorological extremes in Southern Germany and the Alps - Ralf Ludwig (Co-Chair, of the Collaborative programmes of ECRA on Hydological Cycle; LMU, Germany)
Examples of increased risks from hydro meteorological compound events and their impacts - Martin Drews (Co-Chair of the Collaborative programmes of ECRA on High Impact Events; DTU, Denmark)

5 minute break / Resumption at 15 :30

Panel Discussion on “Hydrometeorological Extremes – Prevision and management of impacts” with Peter Braesicke (chair of ECRA network, KIT, Karlsruhe), Isabelle La Jeunesse, Elisa Palazzi, Philippe Quevauviller, Corinne Larrue (University of Paris Est-Créteil), and kindly moderated by Martin Drews
Synthesis and Farewell by Peter Braesicke, ECRA chair

Session 3 - Forest and wine growing face to drought

Thursday, May 27th

What kills trees? Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality - Rosana Lopez (UPM, Madrid, Spain)
Wood, tree-ring and hydraulic studies of adaptation to drought in forest trees - Philippe Rozenberg (BIOFORA INRAE, Orléans)

5 minute break

Drought impacts and water requirement in wine production - Kees Van Leeuwen (ISVV - UMR EGFV, Bordeaux)
Adaptation of wine growing to climate change and water management - Nina Graveline (INRAE, Montpellier)


The MiDi network in partnership with ECRA organizes, in replacement of the second edition of the Climate Change & Water conference initially planned in Tours, a webinar on May 25, 26 and 27 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Participation is free but registration is required to obtain the connection links.

The 3 webinars are organized in 3 sessions on extreme events and the management of their impacts. The sessions will be opened by the invited speakers of the conference, including Hervé Le Treut, Denis Salles and Philippe Quevauviller for the first session.

These webinars are a precursor to the organization of the conference that will take place in person from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Tours.


The seminar will be online on the afternoons of May 25, 26 and 27.

Registration is free.

Language: English


MiDi Network

 MiDi network


The MiDi (Habitats & Diversity [Milieux & Diversité]) network is an interdisciplinary Thematic Research Network in the Centre-Val de Loire Region (France), covers multiple fields of BioGeoSciences and Human and Social Sciences. It brings together life sciences, geosciences and human and social sciences working on socio-environmental issues.


 European Climate Research Alliance

The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) aims to strengthen, expand and optimise EU climate research capabilities through the sharing of world-class national facilities in Europe and the collaborative realisation of pan-EU programmes.

More information about the collaborative programme :


Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

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