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ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS / 24 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2014 Call scientific abstracts extended till 31 March 2014
Floods in Bangkok and the Thames delta, salt intrusion in Egypt and Bangladesh; these are just some examples of rising risks to deltas and delta cities driven by climate change. Action is required now. Exchanging scientific knowledge, lessons learned and best practices is vital.

From 24-26 September 2014 the second Deltas in Times of Climate Change will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The conference offers three plenary sessions with interesting top level speakers and many sessions: 
Science sessions Deltas in Depth: sharing the latest scientific findings
Deltas in Practice workshops
: offering experiences, best practices and case studies
Delta Sessions: focussing on challenges in specific deltas
Round Tables: round table discussions for government officials, the business community, policy makers and NGOs
Invitation to submit a scientific abstract
In this call we invite you to submit an abstract of scientific findings you wish to present in one of the science sessions. 

Authors who wish to present a paper or poster related to the scientific programme are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster before 31 March 2014 for one of the eleven scientific themes. Those whose abstracts or posters are selected by the Convenors and the Scientific Committee will be notified as soon as possible. In all sessions the practical significance of the research will also be discussed. Abstracts therefore are required to answer the question: what is the significance or relevance for society at large?

Focussed sessions
If you wish to submit abstracts as a group about a certain topic, please submit the abstracts individually. During the submission you can indicate that your submission refers to a group topic. You can then include the name of the organiser of the group.
Scientific themes
1. Climate projections and extremes        7. Port development and infrastructure 
2. Flood risk management    8. Disaster reduction and emergencies
3. Fresh water management    9. Governance of adaptation
4. Coastal systems and wetlands   10. Economics and finance of adaptation
5. Urban adaptation to climate change   11. Decision support tools and risk assessment
 6. Rural development and food security      

Young scientist best presentation and best poster award
During the plenary closure on Friday 26 September the Young scientist best presentation and best poster award will be announced:
> The Scientific Committee will act as the jury of these awards
> The maximum age for Young scientist is 30 years

Read more
Download the Deltas in Depth flyer >>> 
Submission of Deltas in Depth abstracts >>>
Submission of abstracts, criteria and conditions Deltas in Depth criteria and conditions >>>  
Programme overview and plenary speakers, read more >>>
Important dates 2014
February Registration open, read more >>>
31 March Deadline submission of abstracts
April/May Notification of abstract/poster selection
15 June Publication of final programme
24-26 September      Conference

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Sincerely yours,
Organising Committee Deltas in Times of Climate Change II 

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