2nd edition :Climate change and water 2021

Extreme events

water and environments


The second edition of the symposium under the theme of extremes is postponed to 2022.

It will be preceded from May 25 to 27, 2021 by a webinar!

The webinar program will be available in November and registrations will be open from January 2021. Participation in the webinar will be free of charge.


This international conference is open to the academic world and socio-economic partners concerned by the variability of the water cycle and adaptation to extreme events.


Climate change is disrupting the water cycle. Impacts are observed in all environments and socio-ecosystems: forests, soils, lakes, cities, and so on. The MiDi (Environments & Diversity) network and its partners propose 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?


For this second edition of Climate Change Water, special attention will be paid to the vine and the forest as an object as well as to the particular hydrometeorological extreme that are droughts. This choice does not exclude papers on any other subject of study as well as on other climatic extremes.


 Opening of the symposium by a keynote by Hervé on the state of climate change


Hervé Le Treut, Climatologist, Professor at Sorbonne University and Ecole Polytechnique, member of the scientific committee of Le climat en questions website, is a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, former director of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and member of the French Academy of Sciences.

His work focuses on the numerical modelling of the climate system and the understanding of the radiative perturbations of the climate, in particular the role of the additional greenhouse effect linked to human activities.

He is also interested in the impacts of climate change and the analysis of associated environmental risks. He is editor of Chapter 1 of Volume 2 of the IPCC 5th Report. He is the author or co-author of several books for the general public, the latest of which deals with adaptation to climate change in New Aquitaine.


The event will follow the lead of the 1st Climate Change and Water 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.


1st edition of CCW

More information on the 1st edition of Climate Change and Water 2018: diversity of local responses to climate change on water. click here

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