Poster presentations on case studies and innovative research and outreach efforts were invited on the following topics:
The deadline to submit abstracts was 26 June.
- Interactions among the physical and ecological environment and human behavior and institutions;
- Relationships between humans and the water environment as population pressures, urbanization, and quality-of-life expectations increase demands on already-strained water resources;
- Improved monitoring, innovative interrogation of historical records, and new approaches to the prediction of drought intensity, frequency, and duration;
- Economic aspects of drought (historical, contemporary, and potential future impacts);
- Ecological impacts of drought and extreme hydrological events, including quantitative impacts on biota/floral and faunal assemblages, and indicators of ecosystem alteration;
- Impact of global climate change on management of drought and water scarcity;
- Risk-based approaches, including probabilistic risk assessment, for assessing multiple uncertain future drought scenarios such as climate change-induced drought;
- Development of drought and water scarcity indicators;
- Enhanced prediction, monitoring, impact assessment, and policy development;
- Public policy approaches (social, economic, political, etc.), including past successes and failures, for managing and mitigating the impact of present and future drought;
- Improved insights into individual and corporate human decision making and behavior before, during, and after a drought;
- Qualitative and quantitative measures of confidence in drought analyses supporting public policy decision making;
- Facilitating communication, collaboration, and cooperation of social and natural scientists, resource managers, and policy makers; and
- The impact of community involvement in drought mitigation.
If you have questions about your abstract, please contact
Mollie VanOtterloo at GSA, +1-303-357-1060, .