A Workshop on Global Change and Extreme Hydrologic Events: Testing Conventional WisdomWater Science and Technology Board
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418
The workshop will foster discussions among the science and applications community about the hydrologic and climatologic perspective on extreme hydrologic events. The workshop will be held in Washington, D.C. and is expected to feature presentations by experts followed by open discussions on the following topics:
- Is the global hydrologic cycle accelerating and what does this acceleration look like? Is precipitation becoming more intense? Is drought frequency and severity becoming more prominent?
- Are hydrologic fluxes associated with floods and droughts changing at the regional scale?
- Floods and drought from a climatologic and hydrologic perspective -- How do we reconcile the two?
- How does the science compare to the public debate?