The 13th CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum
On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to cordially invite you to the 13th CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum, the International Symposium on Extreme Weather and Climate: Past, Present, Future, which will be held in Beijing, China, September 8-11, 2014.
Extreme events of weather and climate have major impacts on human and natural systems. They include flooding, droughts, heat waves, cold outbreaks, blizzards, storm surges, air pollution, and fire hazards. Understanding the causes and impacts of past events in different countries around the world, and protecting future changes in the context of global warming and land-cover use changes, are important for the nations to mitigate future events. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together experts to exchange knowledge and ideas of better preparedness to these events.
The topics of 13th CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum include:
•Inland and coastal flooding
•Heat wave and drought
•Extreme events of air pollution
•Society impact of extreme events
Keynot Speakers include:
•Francis Zwiers, Director, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria, Canada
•Thomas C. Peterson, President, WMO Commission for Climatology; Principal Scientist, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA, USA
•Chris Lennard, Senior Researcher, Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa
•Roger S. Pulwarty, Director, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA/ESRL, USA
The International symposium on extreme weather and climate: past, present, future will be organized by CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and is sponsored by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), for the advancement of science in developing countries and CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum on Climate Science (CTWF).
Local Organizing Committee