Drought and Water Scarcity: addressing current and future challenges

The UK Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme is proud to announce its International Academic Conference to be held at Pembroke College, Oxford University, over 20 and 21 March 2019.

Droughts threaten societies, economies and ecosystems worldwide

They are costly natural hazards, a central risk on global risk registers, and are expected to become more severe due to the combined influence of climate change and pressure on water resources from economic and demographic changes. This conference will showcase multidisciplinary research on droughts and water scarcity.


We invite abstracts for spoken and poster presentations for the following themes:

  • Climatology and hydrology of droughts: past, present and future
  • Drought impacts for example on the environment, agriculture, energy production and other areas
  • Drought planning and drought management
  • Drought and communities
  • Drought risk perception and communication

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 31 December 2018

Decision on Abstract Review & Feedback: 15 January 2019

Form to send Abstracts: https://goo.gl/forms/OWij2xcxKIpX6jxo1


Bookings will be live shortly. Please use this form to register your interest and we will inform you when the system is open. Tickets will be available for the whole conference and individual days.

Contact: info@aboutdrought.info

Event Date: 

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday, 21 March, 2019 - 16:00


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