Meet us at EGU24

Next year's EGU General Assembly is approaching and will be held in Vienna and online from April 14 to 19, 2024.

We would like to draw your attention on a session addressing countermeasures for two of the most visible effects of climate change:

Approaches and technical perspectives to combine flood protection and drought reduction

Global climate change causes an increasing frequency and intensity of floods and droughts. Both are strongly linked and have the potential to reinforce each other. Floods and droughts cover the entire hydrological spectrum and share many similarities and links between the two types of extremes. Successful management of regional water resources requires approaches, tools, and management strategies that combine techniques from flood protection and drought prevention.

For this session we welcome contributions focusing on the whole strategic and operative management processes of these extreme events including:

• Field studies and modelling experiments for the hydrological hazards, sensitivity, and their consequences • Interdisciplinary approaches for managing scarce water resources and flooding events and to support decision-making (e.g., public water supply, agriculture, industry, or environmental water use) • Examples from coupling flood dams with managed aquifer recharge (Flood-MAR) including its legal framework • Development of fast and robust infiltration and treatment schemes for flood waves • Development of fast in-situ analytical tools to measure the water quality of the infiltrated water • Mitigation measures, ranging from technical solutions like storm water storage to an adaptive design of urban and rural areas or operative-working forecasting systems • Studies that evaluate the role of wetlands in the context of water availability and extreme hydrological events

Deadline for support applications is December 1, 2023, and abstracts must be submitted by then.

All other abstracts can be submitted directly to the session webpage until Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

Please feel free to pass this information to your fellow researchers and networks. We are looking forward to meeting you at EGU 2024!

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