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 13:00 CET.

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We encourage high-quality contributions, describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, and theoretical work in the areas of drought and climate change.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.

Keynote Speakers

  • Liu Yuanbo, Nanjing Institue of Geography and Limnology, China
  • Wang Guoqing, Nanjing Institute of Hydraulic Research, China
  • Zhai Panmao, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China
  • Christian Massari, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection CNR, Italy

Key dates

  • September 30: deadline call for abstracts
  • October 20: notification of acceptance
  • November 10: submission of the final version of the abstracts
  • November 24/25: symposium


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.

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


Additional information on the final programme and the platform will be available at a later stage.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is needed. The registration details will be available at a later stage.


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