Call for Abstracts: EGU 2020

Call for Abstracts: EGU 2020 HS5.3.1 Water resources policy and management – managing trade-offs at the nexus between water, food and energy

Deadline: 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET

As part of the “Water Resources Policy and Management” group of sessions, EGU 2020 will be convening a session focused on water-food-energy-environment nexus trade-offs. If you are working on research and policy in this area, please do consider submitting an abstract to the session via the following link:

“Water plays a critical role in sustaining agricultural production, energy generation, economic development, and ecosystem services worldwide. However, in an era of increasing water scarcity and climate change, new integrative approaches to water management and policy are required to successfully balance competing societal goals of environmental conservation, food, energy and water security. This session will provide a forum for novel and emerging research in the field of water-food-energy-environment systems that highlights: (i) improved understanding about the critical interconnections, feedbacks, and risks between system components, (ii) develops new methods or tools for evaluating and monitoring system trade-offs and performance , and (iii) evaluates integrated technical, policy, and/or governance nexus solutions to address critical water-food-energy-environment system challenges in different locations and at various scales (local, regional, and even global). The invited speaker for our session is Dr Jennifer Burney from University of California San-Diego

The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday 15 January 2020 15:00 CET. This year, the EGU meeting will take place from 3-8 May 2020. For more information about EGU 2020, see