Through keynote lectures and technical sessions, the International Symposium on Drought and Climate Change aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of drought and climate change.
The official language of the symposium is English.

This online symposium is co-organized by Hohai University (China) and the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland).

The symposium will be held online on November 24 and 25, 2022, from 9:00 to 14:30 CET (16:00-21:30 Beijing time), via Zoom.

Final Programme

The final programme, as well as the meeting links, are available. Check it here.


The proceedings of the Symposium are available here.

Call for Abstracts

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to the symposium through submissions of extended abstracts (max 4 pages) by September 30.
We encourage high-quality contributions, describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, and theoretical work in the areas of drought and climate change.
In particular, contributions addressing the following topics are welcome:
▪ Drought change assessment
▪ Roles of evapotranspiration in drought development
▪ Soil moisture drought
▪ Ecological drought
▪ Drought propagation
▪ Compound drought and heatwave events
▪ Land-atmosphere interaction mechanisms
▪ Drought Monitoring and Modeling
▪ Human effects on drought development
▪ Drought prediction and uncertainty analysis
▪ Application of Remote Sensing techniques for drought monitoring

Contributions should be prepared following the template available here, and submitted via EasyChair.

The accepted authors will be asked to present their contributions live during the Symposium. Additional details on the oral presentation format will be available closer to the event.

Keynote Speakers

  • Zhai Panmao, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China – “Assessment of drought changes in China during 1961-2019 based on various indices”
  • Christian Massari, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection CNR, Italy – “From meteorological to hydrological drought in Europe: amplification and recovery”
  • Liu Yuanbo, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, China – “Drought: from statistical estimation to physical interpretation”
  • Wang Guoqing, Nanjing Institute of Hydraulic Research, China – “Impact of and adaptation to climate change in water sector of China”

Key dates

  • October 15: deadline call for abstracts
  • October 31: notification of acceptance
  • November 10: submission of the final version of the abstracts
  • November 24/25: symposium

Technical sessions details

Each technical presentation will last around 12 min + 3 min Q&A. The presenting author will be asked to share the screen.


All the contributions will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee, and will be published in the Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences.

The proceedings are available here.

International Scientific Committee

  • Jarosław Napiórkowski
  • Ewa Bogdanowicz
  • Emilia Karamuz
  • Iwona Kuptel-Markiewicz
  • Krzysztof Kochanek
  • Michael Nones
  • Wen Wang
  • Qiong-Fang Li
  • Hong-Jie Wang
  • Haishen Lyu
  • Yi Liu


Participation is free of charge, but registration is needed.

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For additional information, please contact:
Wen Wang (
Michael Nones (