Saturday, 7 December 2019
Waterfront Room DE, Atrium Level
Under the auspices of the WCRP Climate Science Week, the Joint Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop “Water Cycle in a 1.5°C warmer world: interdisciplinary approaches’’ aimed to bring together students and early career researchers to 1) discuss a joint perspective on the water cycle and governance under climate change, from the fundamental processes to societal impacts, 2) identify how the science of the upcoming generation of researchers can be integrated into the current WCRP Grand Challenges and the new WCRP Strategy, and 3) explore how the various early career researcher networks can work in a more integrative manner, benefit from each other, and improve their communication channels.
Special emphasis was placed on proposing an ECR roadmap to address the future of water-related research in the context of climate change in an interdisciplinary manner. The workshop served to identify research topics where ECRs can make valuable contributions while furthering their career paths in Earth system science and promoting inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches.
Participation and selection procedure
The participants were selected by a selection committee of the organizing ECR networks (YESS, YHS, APECS) in close collaboration with WCRP.
Selection criteria included:
- relevance to the workshop’s topics,
- interdisciplinary balance,
- gender and geographic balance,
- career stages (PhDs, post-docs, junior researchers).
Please also note:
- All selected participants attended at least part of the AGU Fall Meeting 2019.
- The workshop was conducted in English, and all participants were required to have an adequate working knowledge of this language.
Also, see the call on the YESS website.
Selected photos from the ECR Workshop:
Image credit: Narelle van der Wel
This workshop was jointly organized by the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community, the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).
Main WCRP Secretariat contact: Narelle van der Wel at