WCRP Early Career WorkshopWater Cycle in a 1.5° Warmer World: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero

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’’ aims 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 will be 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 will serve 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 will be selected by a selection committee of the organising ECR networks (YESS, YHS, APECS) in close collaboration with WCRP.

Selection criteria include:

  • 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 shall attend at least part of the AGU Fall Meeting 2019.
  • The workshop will be conducted in English, and all participants should have an adequate working knowledge of this language. 
  • Limited travel funding may be available, depending on need. Please indicate your needs in the application form.


  • Workshop application close: 21 September 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 September 2019

The call for applications is now closed, but we have left the form open in case we have spaces available after all applications are considered. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in attending. Note that travel funding is unlikely to be available for late applicants. 

Please apply here: Application form

In case you cannot access the GoogleForm, please download and fill out the form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offline application form (.docx)

Also, see the call on the YESS website.

GEWEX SSG, Canmore - credit Pam Doyle

Image credit: Early Career Researchers at GEWEX OSC, Canmore 2018: GEWEX and Pam Doyle

This workshop is jointly organised 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Image credit: CLIVAR Summer Course on Sea Level Change 2018)