NH016:
Investigation, Monitoring, Projection, and Mitigation of Environmental Changes Related to Climate Change Impact





Session ID#: 22525

Session Description:
In recent years, severe storms have been occurring more frequently and in greater intensity across the world, resulting in serious damage, massive property losses and deaths, such as the 2010 Monsoon flood of Pakistan, the 2011 Tropical storm Washi of Philippines, and the 2017 flood of Quebec, Canada. Conversely, semi-arid/arid regions such as Nigeria and Somalia of Africa are prone to prolonged moisture deficit or droughts that lead to a loss of multibillion dollar revenues from agriculture, resulting in famine. Given the global rising cost and damages of significant environmental changes such as hydrologic extremes, melting glaciers and ice caps, sea level rise, forest fires, and many natural disasters causing serious damage and massive property losses, the proposed session is both socially and economically relevant and timely. This session will consider studies regarding future risk of natural hazards such as hydrologic extremes, tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and droughts in relation to possible impacts of global warming and climate anomalies such as El Niño Southern Oscillation or others; and studies related to adaptation strategies, mitigation measures, and environmental sustainability.
Primary Convener:  Thian Yew Yew Gan, University of Alberta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Conveners:  Ralf Ludwig, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Geography, Munich, Germany and Qingyun Duan, Beijing Normal University, Institute of Land Surface System and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing, China
Index Terms:

4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4321 Climate impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4333 Disaster risk analysis and assessment [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4341 Early warning systems [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jun Yoshino, Masaya Toyoda, Kenichi Shinohara and Tomonao Kobayashi, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
Gael Arnaud1, Yann Krien2, Narcisse Zahibo1 and Bernard Dudon1, (1)University of the French West Indies, Pointe a Pitre, France, (2)IRD, Toulouse Cedex 09, France
Xu Liang and Felipe Hernandez, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Xiaosheng Qin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, Thian Yew Yew Gan, Univ Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Mari Ito, United Nations University, Vienna, Austria, Stephan Hülsmann, United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources, Systems and Flux Analysis considering Global Change Assessment, Dresden, Germany, Lu Xixi, National University of Singapore, Department of Geography, Singapore, Singapore, Shie Yui Liong, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, Rutschmann P., Technische Universität München, München, Germany, Markus Disse, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management, Munich, Germany and Harri J Koivusalo, Aalto University School of Eng, Espoo, Finland
Philippe Palany1, Ali Belmadani1, Alice Dalphinet2, Romain Pilon1 and Fabrice Chauvin3, (1)Météo-France, DIRAG/ECMPF, Fort-de-France, Martinique, (2)Météo-France, DIROP/MAR/R&D, Toulouse, France, (3)Météo-France, CNRM/GMGEC/AMACS, Toulouse, France
Ralf Ludwig, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Geography, Munich, Germany and ClimEx Project Group
Shuyu Zhang1, Mesgana Seyoum Gizaw2, Getu Fana Biftu3, Thian Yew Gan4, Xuezhi Tan4, Semu Ayalew Moges5 and Harri Koivusalo6, (1)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (3)Golder Associates, Calgary, AB, Canada, (4)University of Alberta, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (5)Addis Ababa University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (6)Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Aalto, Finland
Soroosh Sorooshian, Phu Nguyen and Kuo-lin Hsu, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Yang Yang1, Thian Yew Gan2 and Xuezhi Tan1, (1)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Alberta, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Christina Lee, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States and Tiantian Yang, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Kwun Yip Fung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Chi-Yung Tam, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Earth System Science, Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Ziqian Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Mansur Ali Jisan1,2, Shaowu Bao3, Leonard Pietrafesa1 and Julie Pullen4, (1)Coastal Carolina University, Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science, Conway, SC, United States, (2)Stevens Institute of Technology, Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States, (3)Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, United States, (4)Stenvens Institute of Technology, Civil, Environment, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States
Ting Fong May Chui and Yang Yang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yang Yang, Beijing Normal University, School of Geography, Beijing, China and Baoyuan Liu, BNU Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

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