[Narccap-announce] AGU Public Affaris session

Antonia Rosati arosati at ucar.edu
Mon Jul 23 08:57:12 MDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you about our Public Affairs session at the 
Fall 2012 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting called “Population 
7 Billion and Growing: Water Security in a Changing Climate”. We are 
interested in both science and policy research focused on any of the 
multiple facets of the water-population-climate nexus. The deadline 
for submitting an abstract is 8 August 2012 at 23:59 EST/3:59+1 GMT.

The conference will be held in San Francisco, California from 3-7 
December 2012. The AGU meeting is an international conference, 
bringing together more than 20,000 scientists and environmental 
science policy advocates.

A full session description is available below.  For additional 
information about the conference and submitting an abstract, please 
visit the following websites.
•	AGU Fall 2012 Meeting: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012
•	Abstract submission policies: 
•	Sumbit an abstract: http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/


Title: (PA012) Population 7 Billion and Growing: Water Security in a 
Changing Climate

Debra Perrone
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment
debra.perrone at vanderbilt.edu

Leslie Lyons Duncan
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment
leslie.l.duncan at vanderbilt.edu

Antonia Rosati
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
arosati at ucar.edu

With predictions of Earth's climate suggesting non-stationarity, water 
supply becomes less predictable. Water demands are multifaceted and 
multidimensional—competition is influenced by population, culture, 
technology and economics, and changes over space and time. These 
inherent complexities, combined with broad and often conflicting 
stakeholder interests, create challenges for decision makers. To 
complicate matters, water boundaries rarely align with political 
boundaries and, consequentially, local decisions can affect other 
regions or countries (e.g., Ganges-Brahmaputra and Colorado River 
Basins). This session intends to bring together physical, social and 
political scientists to discuss a sustainable path forward 

Toni Rosati
NARCCAP User Community Liaison
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
narccap at ucar.edu

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