CFP: Resilient Water Resource Governance in the Pacific Northwest

Northwest Climate Conference, Oct 8-10, Portland, OR


Climate change is already impacting hydrologic systems in the Pacific Northwest. Changes to precipitation, snowmelt timing, and temperature impact the availability, timing, and quality of water resources. Water resource managers throughout the region must develop new strategies to increase resilience to these current and future changes. In particular, changes to water governance systems– the political, legal, economic, and social systems that shape allocation, distribution, and management of water– are increasingly crucial. This session invites academics and practitioners from a variety of sectors and disciplines to share research, practices, and case studies of strategies for building regional resilience and adaptive capacity in water resource governance. The session also welcomes critical perspectives on political, social, and environmental equity dimensions of water resource governance and climate resilience.


Depending upon interest the session may consist of paper sessions and/or a poster session. Please submit abstracts to Alida Cantor at by Friday, May 31. Please specify whether you prefer to present a paper or poster.


About the conference: The 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held October 8-10, 2019 at the Sentinel Hotel Portland, Oregon ( We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. We invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, and special sessions. The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities, and decision-makers to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change science, impacts, and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health, and resiliency planning. Submissions are requested for a range of topics focused on climate science, impacts, and adaptation. Presentations and special sessions that connect science to management decisions and implementation of adaptation actions are strongly encouraged. Emphasis is on talks that are approachable for a wide audience on topics of broad interest.