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Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change in Pakistan 2017

Dear faculty members,

We are pleased to share with you the opportunity to participate in Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change in Pakistan 2017.

The conference is organized by U.S- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro in partnership with:

- Global Change Impact Studies Center (GCISC), Ministry of Climate Change in Pakistan
- University of Utah, USA
- Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)
- Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR)

The objective of Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change in Pakistan 2017 is to assemble the latest scientific findings on policy- relevant issues on climate change in Pakistan, identify major gaps in analysis, data collection, and applied research, and facilitate interaction between the scientific community, policy makers and other major stakeholders.

Conference Dates: December 18-20, 2017
Venue: Islamabad, Pakistan

The deadline of abstract submission is Monday, September 25, 2017.

Please find the details below and feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk, in case of any concern.


Kind regards,
Shehreena

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Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change in Pakistan 2017

Pakistan is among the top ten most affected countries on the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI, 2016), and currently faces a number of climate-related challenges, including rising temperatures, unpredictable changes in precipitation patterns, increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, recurring droughts and floods, groundwater pollution, rising sea levels, potential for heightened conflicts over water rights between riparian regions, increased health risks due to changes in disease vectors, environmental degradation, especially of water-related ecosystems, declining agricultural productivity, and governance issues associated with these stresses.

It is well known, most of climate-related stresses operate through the hydrological cycle. Climate change affects the volume and variability of inflows (including glacier and snow melt as well as precipitation), which in turns poses threats to food security, the safety of water-related (and other) infrastructure, civic services, human health and hygiene, the health of water-related ecosystems, and hydropower generation and energy security.

Conference Dates: December 18-20, 2017
Venue: Islamabad, Pakistan


Topics
- Glaciers Response to Climate Change
- Climate Change Trends in Pakistan
- Climate and Disaster Preparedness
- Climate Change and Water Security
- Climate Change and Food Security
- Climate Change, Vulnerable Ecosystems and Biodiversity
- Climate Mitigation
- Climate Change, Policy, Governance and Conflict

Application Link for Abstract Submission: http://ccwsp.water.muet.edu.pk/abstract.php

Important Dates

Conference Schedule

Abstract Submission Deadline 25 September 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection 02 October 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline 02 November 2017
Full Paper Acceptance 20 November 2017
Conference date 18-20 December 2017


Link to Website: http://ccwsp.water.muet.edu.pk/index.php