16th Meeting of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability – Quebec, Canada

Date & Venue

August 6 – 10, 2018
Quebec, Canada

Report / Newsletter

Newsletter: Newsletter 18

Presentations / Abstracts

A total of 4 different sessions were held comprising a total of 19 x papers of which 12 x papers were presented by members and 7 x papers by speakers which are not (yet) members of the Commission.

While the majority of papers came from the broad field of Physical Geography there were also some exploring Human Geography related aspects. While a number of topics proposed for the various sessions were specifically designed to be of relevance to the host country Canada this did not in all cases translate into attracting local scientists
working in this field. One example is the proposed topic of impacts of wild fires on forest
hydrology, which were raging in the neighboring province of Ontario at the time of the
conference. Ditto for the effects of mining activities on the environment and health deemed relevant for Canada as a major producer of uranium among other. However, the Commission session did manage to attract local scientists from Quebec on the topic of flood control and flood plain management.


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