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Inqua Workshop - Global Changes and Water Resources: Past, Present and Future

Location
Pisa, Italy
Dates
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INQUA Congress Organizers are preparing a workshop on May 26-27, 2022 at the University of Pisa, Earth Science Department.

During the two-day workshop outstanding national and international experts from various disciplines (e.g. paleoclimatology, archaeology, physical modelling, geochemistry, water management) will discuss about the background and complexity of the main climate issues and water resources, and how different approaches can provide important information to cope of these challenges in our near future. 

Logistics

Date: 26-27 May
Venue: University of Pisa Earth Sciences Department, Via S. Maria 53, Room C - First floor, and online
Attendance is free of charge, upon registration using this form, and will be possible both online and in-person.

Description

Global warming represents the main challenge for present and future generations. An important consequence of ongoing temperature increase concerns water resources, particularly in terms of shifts in precipitation patterns and snow cover, as well as regional changes in the frequency of flooding and droughts. These changes will have important social and economic implications which needs to be assessed in order to support the long-term protection of both environment and society. A deep understanding of past, present and possible future scenarios of changes in water resources is therefore a fundamental prerequisite for a well-grounded approach to cope with climate changes. For this reason, the “Master degree programm in environmental sciences of the University of Pisa” and their students have organized a two-day workshop held by outstanding international experts from various disciplines (e.g. paleoclimatology, archaeology, physical modelling, geochemistry, water management). The aim is to illustrate to the broad audience of different stakeholders (academic, students, PhD students, policy makers), the background and complexity of the main climate issues and water resources, and how different approaches can provide important information on our near future. The initiative can be followed also in telematic.

Program

Thursday, 26 May
10.00-10.30 Welcome and Introduction
10.00 – 10.05 Giovanni Zanchetta (University of Pisa)
10.05 – 10.15 Lisandro Benedetti Cecchi (Vice Rector for Research, University of Pisa)
10.15 - 10.30 Kevin Guillaume (Secretary general Circle U., Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) 

Session 1 - Chair Monica Bini
10.30 – 11.10 Bernardo Gozzini(LAMMA Toscana, Italy) • "Global warming and regional impact: the case of Tuscany"
11,10 – 11.50 Piero Lionello (MedClivar, University of Salento, Italy) • “The relation between climate change in the Mediterranean region and global warming”
11.50 -12.10 Coffee-break
12.10 – 12.50 Silvio Gualdi(Centro Euro-Mediterraneo Cambiamenti Climatici - CMCC, Italy) • “Climate Predictions and their applications in the Mediterranean region”
12.50 – 13.30 Antonello Provenzale (IGG-CNR Pisa) • “Climate Change and wildfires: from the Mediterranean to the Artic”
13.30-14.30 Lunch break

Thursday, 26 May 
Session 2 – Chair Gianni Zanchetta
14.30 – 15.10 Jelena Lukovic(University of Belgrade) • “A later onset of the rainy season in California”
15.10 – 15.50 Jay Famiglietti(University of Saskatchewan, Canada) • “Global groundwater depletion as viewed from space”
15.50 – 16.30 Viviana Re (University of Pisa) • “Insights and opportunities driven by transdisciplinary socio-hydrogeological approaches”
16.30 – 17.10 Laura Imburgia (UNESCO WWAP) • “Designing gender-responsive water policies that support climate resilience and sustainable development”
17.10 – 17.50 Karen Villolth (International Water Management Institute, South Africa) • “One Water – how to engage youth in global water action”

Friday, 27 May
Session 3 - Chair Viviana Re
9.30 – 10.10 Russell N. Drysdale (University of Melborune, Australia) • “Australian hydroclimate: linking past with the present and future”
10.10 -10.50 Marnik Vanclooster(Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) • “Uncertainty propagation in the climate information-knowledge chain”
10.50 – 11.20 Neil Roberts (University fo Plymouth, UK) • “Impact of Holocene hydro-climatic changes on Mediterranean lakes and wetlands”11.20 – 11.50Coffee-break

Friday, 27 May
Session 4 - Chair Adriano Ribolini
11.50 – 12.30 Mira Bar-Matthews and Alan Matthews (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Geological Survey of Israel) • “Partitioning the roles of temperature and hydrological changes on speleothem18O duringTerminations in the Eastern Mediterranean region”
12.30 – 13.10 Raymond S. Bradley (University of Massachusetts, USA) • “Late Quaternary abrupt climate change in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics: the continental signal of Tropical Hydroclimatic Events (THEs)”
13.10-14.30 Lunch break

Session 5 – Chair Elisa Pellegrini
14.30 – 15.10 Adam Izdebski (Palaeo-Science & History” Independent Research Group, MaxPlanck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany) • “Beyond one-way determinism: water, floods and miracles in late antiquity in theMediterranean”
15.10 – 15.50 Barbara Stenniand Ilaria Crotti(Ca’Foscari University Venice, Italy) • “Past climate postcards from Talos Dome deep ice (East Antarctica)”
15.50 – 16.30 Carlo Baroni and Maria Cristina Salvatore (University of Pisa, Italy) • “Glaciers and water resources over Alpine area”
16.30 – 17.00 Wrap up and closing remarks

Scientific committee and organizers

Monica Bini, Elisa Pellegrini
Viviana Re, Adriano Ribolini
Giovanni Zanchetta

Further information

Download the pdf flyer here: https://mcusercontent.com/1cd5dc148f9d7d890fc31a327/files/e4066bb0-43fa-43c9-4175-12f2d48c49e9/FLYER_FINAL.pdf

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQNRH9P1AkUd8hU1sDKmSWvoR9MOiPiK1bctkJgo-PQCOAbA/viewform