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FDCC_SS2 | EXTREME HYDROLOGICAL EVENTS, FLOODS AND DROUGHTS, INDUCED BY CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE


Theme:
Floods, Droughts and Climate Change (FDCC)

Short description on the session:
Natural hazards have caused significant damages to natural and manmade environments during the last few decades. Hydrological hazards, such as floods and droughts, are the most destructive water-related hazards and are mainly responsible for the loss of human lives, infrastructure damages, and economic losses. It is most probable that the frequency and severity of hydrological hazards will increase due to global climate change and variability. Future changes in the hydrological hazard characteristics as well as changes in vulnerability and exposure are among the further factors for determining risks for infrastructure and society, and for the development of suitable adaptation measures. It is necessary to develop advanced models and methods for analysis, simulation, forecasting and early warning systems, and hazard prevention and proactive planning, but also for the assessment, management, and mitigation of disaster risks caused by extreme hydrological events. This session addresses statistical, remote sensing and physically-based techniques aimed at monitoring, modelling and forecasting hydro-meteorological variables relevant to floods, droughts and/or water scarcity. The session aims to bring together scientists, engineers, policy makers and stakeholders in the fields of hydrology and meteorology, as well as in the field of water resources and flood and drought risk management, including impacts of climate change on hydrological extreme events and feedbacks with society.





Convener: 

Athanasios LOUKAS, Associate Professor, Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Email: agloukas@topo.auth.gr, Phone: +30-2310996103


Useful information: 
Duration of session:
2 hours
Duration of oral presentation: 15 minutes (12 presentation + 3 discussion)
Total number of presentations: 6 - 8
Length of abstract: 2 pages, following the template of the Congress
Special issue on a journal: Yes, by the Convener; it can be supported by the Organizing Committee