High Impact Weather Conference

The Historic Droughts project is co-hosting a workshop at the RMetS & NCAS High Impact Weather Conference at the University of Manchester on the 6th-8th July. 

The conference will focus on strategic issues relating to High Impact Weather and Climate and will include a mixture of thought provoking plenary sessions, workshops, and poster sessions to stimulate and foster new ideas around observing, predicting and responding to high impact weather in a changing climate.

The Historic Droughts and MaRIUS projects are co-hosting a workshop "Drought planning and decision-making" with speakers from the two projects followed by a 'carousel' style discussion. It is hoped the workshop will familarise the audience with the latest advances in drought research, both in the scientific and social science areas. Through the discussion, we hope to understand the future need for drought research as well as hearing participant views on the outputs and findings of the two projects.

Historic Droughts will be represented by:

  • Bettina Lange, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford - Historic Droughts & MaRIUS
  • Delores Rey, Cranfield University -  Historic Droughts & MaRIUS
  • Katie Smith, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - Historic Droughts

Another workshop at the conference is co-hosted by the DrIVER and IMPETUS projects and is focussed on "Advances in drought monitoring and early warning".

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