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Published on Tuesday, October 05, 2021


For this third edition of Climate Change Water, drought extreme will be highlighted. Also, as far as this crop is particularly important in the Loire-Valley, a focus on wine production is proposed. These choices do not exclude papers neither on other extremes nor on other environments.


The international symposium Climate change & Water 2022 will be held from May 31 to June 2 2022 in Tours in the Centre-Val de Loire region.


The international symposium Climate change & Water 2022 under the theme of extremes will be held on May 31 and June 1 and 2, 2022, in Tours in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. This international conference is open to the academic world and to socio- economic partners concerned by the variability of the water cycle and adaptation to extreme events.

The purpose of this call for papers is to orient the reflection and exchanges not only on the observation of the acceleration of the physical, chemical, biological and ecological effects of climate change but also on the proposed adaptation strategies at the local level. Adaptations in response to observed or anticipated changes may be related to specific disciplinary fields (ecology, biology, technological innovation, hydrology and social sciences) or may be transversal (environmental management, resource management). Feedback on concrete case studies and specific success stories will be particularly welcome during this conference. In addition, as water, energy, food and ecosystems form an interconnected nexus that plays a central role in the provision of resources and services necessary to sustain human activity, studies proposing how this nexus is affected by climate change, precipitation and land cover as well as by economic development, agriculture and urban growth will be highly valued.

By illustrating the diversity of impacts of climate extremes on the water cycle, the objective of the conference is to understand how water issues are understood, from the ecosystem to the large region, through the different functional and institutional or socio-political scales (Region, Department, Communities of communes, Water Agency, but also city, neighborhood, consumer associations ...). The objective will be to share the state of knowledge, the obstacles and the drivers of adaptation between the different actors.

In this 2022 edition of the conference, extreme drought will be highlighted. In addition, as this culture is particularly important in the Loire Valley, a focus on wine production is proposed. These choices do not exclude communications on other extremes or other environments.

Climate change will be addressed according to 4 thematic axes. Paper proposals should address at least one of these themes, or deal with case studies that can address the themes in a transversal manner. Papers may address climate projections, hydrological modeling, environmental impacts of change, and environmental and societal response and adaptation.

Evolution and acceleration of the effects of climate change on the water cycle

What are the observed effects of climate change? What are the signs of a possible acceleration? How is the impact of climate change on water resources assessed? Are extreme events more of a concern than the effects of the average warming trend?

Understanding extreme weather events and forecasting

What about the detection and attribution of extreme events (session co-hosted by ECRA). What are the environmental effects of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, flash rains and heat waves? Based on our understanding of the mechanisms, what predictions can we make to help manage water in environments during climate extremes? At what scales of space and time?

The inaugural keynote will be provided by Pr. Hervé Le Treut from IPSL, member of the French Academy of Sciences and editor of Chapter 1 of Volume 2 of the IPCC 5th Report.

New: Hydrological Modeling Training Day

As part of the symposium, a one-day training session entitled « Introduction to Hydrological Modelling in the Context of Climate Change » is proposed on May 30th.This training day will be introduced by a keynote from Claudio Paniconi from INRS ETE (Canada). It includes an introduction to the principles of hydrological modelling and its importance in the context of climate change.

Submission Guidelines

Your proposal (for an oral communication or a scientific poster) will consist of an abstract of 500 words maximum to be filled in directly online.

Proposals for papers and posters should be submitted before Novembre 1st.

Procedure to follow

  1. Login

At the top right, click on "Login".

If you already have an account on Sciencesconf or HAL, you can directly log in using your settings. 

Otherwise, click on "Create an account" and fill in the form.

  1. Enter a proposal

In the left-hand menu, under the heading "Login Area", click on "Deposits" .

The "Deposits > My Deposits" window opens.

Simply click on "Submit a summary" and follow the procedure.

Fill in all the fields.

You have the possibility to add authors if necessary.


A window will appear to confirm that your submission has been taken into account. You will also receive a confirmation email.


Scientific committee

  •     AUBIN David, Université catholique de Louvain, BELGIUM
  •     BENABDALLAH Sihem, Certe, TUNISIA
  •     BONNEFOND Mathieu, CNAM, Le Mans, FRANCE
  •     BRAESICKE Peter, Karlsruhe Institute für Technology, GERMANY
  •     BRESSERS Hans, Univ. Twente, THE NETHERLANDS
  •     EL KHANCHOUFI Abdesslam, Univ. Fès, MOROCCO
  •     LAGGOUN Fatima, Univ. Orléans, CNRS ISTO, FRANCE
  •     LA JEUNESSE Isabelle, Univ. Tours, CNRS Citeres, FRANCE (chairwoman)
  •     LUDWIG Ralf, LMU, Munich, GERMANY
  •     MARTIN Eric, IRD, FRANCE
  •     OLLAT Nathalie, INRAe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
  •     PANICONI Claudio, INRS ETE, Québec, CANADA
  •     PINCEBOURDE Sylvain, Univ. Tours, CNRS, IRBI, FRANCE
  •     SUSNIK Janez, IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
  •     TOUZARD Jean-Marc, INRAe, UMR INNOVATION, Montpellier, FRANCE

Organizing committee

  •     ARCHAUX Frédéric, INRAe, EFNO, Nogent-sur-Vernisson
  •     COGNARD Valentin, Univ. Tours, Executive secretary MiDi Network
  •     LA JEUNESSE Isabelle, Univ. Tours, CNRS Citeres
  •     MOUNIR Kaoutar Citeres Univ Tours, FRANCE et Univ Fès, MAROCCO
  •     SELLAMI Haykel, Certe, TUNISIA
  •     SERVAIN Sylvie, CNRS Citeres / INSA Centre Val de Loire (co-chair MiDi Network)
  •     THERMES Corentin, Univ. Tours, CNRS Citeres


  • New Auditorium Thélème - 3 rue des Tanneurs
    Tours, France (37)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


  • Monday, November 01, 2021


  • climat change, climat, water, extreme, environment, drought, nature


  • Valentin Cognard
    courriel : rtrmidi [at] univ-tours [dot] fr
  • Réseau MIDI
    courriel : rtrmidi [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

Information source

  • Valentin Cognard
    courriel : rtrmidi [at] univ-tours [dot] fr


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« Climate change and Water (2022) : extreme events », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, October 05, 2021, https://doi.org/10.58079/17b2

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