ID72: The status and future of mountain waters


  • Full Title

    The status and future of mountain waters

  • Scheduled

    Wednesday, 2022-09-14
    Session Part I:  10:00 - 12:00
    Session Part II: 13:30 - 15:00
    Poster Session I: 15:15 - 15:45
    Poster Session II: 17:45 - 18:30

  • Convener

  • Co-Conveners

    Daniel Viviroli

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop


  • Keywords

    hydrological processes, monitoring and modelling, climate change impacts, water management, human-water interactions


Water in mountain regions is of critical importance to human activities in both mountains and adjacent lowlands. Due to distinct gradients in environmental conditions and the heterogeneity in hydrological processes, hydrological research in mountain regions poses a daunting challenge. Moreover, timing and amount of mountain runoff may be severely affected by spatiotemporal changes in precipitation and temperature, land use changes as well as socio-economic and demographic developments. It is thus imperative to advance our knowledge on hydrological processes and on the effects of global and climate change on the mountain hydrosphere.

We welcome contributions from all mountain regions of the world including but not limited to:

  • new insights on hydrological processes
  • recent advances in hydrological modelling
  • innovative methods for monitoring hydrological processes and water resources
  • studies on the present state of water cycle components
  • hydrological projections in mountain environments and downstream regions
  • studies on human-water interactions.

Registered Abstracts

ID73: Towards climate neutrality in mountains
ID71: The role of commons in mountain regions under global changes