Water and Climate Information for Tomorrow
OzEWEX 1st national workshop, Canberra, 28-29 October 2014
The first years of this century have been marked by drought, increased competition over dwindling water resources, and concerns about the impact of future climate change. While these issues are likely to remain, new demands for water and climate information have arisen. Examples are flood and fire management, the agricultural development of northern Australia, the impact of mineral resources extraction, and compound extreme events such as droughts/heat waves.
This workshop will examine the water and climate information needs for tomorrow and compare these to the current state and developments in information services, observation sources, scientific knowledge and model technology.
The workshop is organised by OzEWEX under the joint auspices of the Global Water and Energy Exchanges Project (GEWEX) and the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ) and with generous support from CSIRO, The Australian National University, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, the Bureau of Meteorology, and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network.
For more information visit the workshop web site.