Focus Areas

Focus Areas

  1. Multi-Scale Behaviors of The Water Cycle
  2. Human-Earth System Interactions and Impacts on the Water Cycle
  3. Challenges for Land-Surface/Hydrologic Modeling
  4. Model Testing, Analysis, and Evaluation and Data Needs
  5. Prediction, Analysis, and Uncertainty Quantification of Water Cycle Mean and Extremes
  6. Use-Inspired Water Cycle Research to Meet the Most Pressing Energy and Environmental Challenges

 

This workshop will provide a forum for the climate, hydrology, and integrated assessment modeling communities to discuss cross-disciplinary modeling approaches in order to identify independent scientific approaches. Doing so could potentially advance the capability to predict regional water-cycle changes that impact the planning and management of energy and water resources in the evolving climate.

Workshop objectives include reviewing the current state of knowledge, identifying gaps, and discussing approaches that would take advantage of modeling, analysis, and observational capabilities currently adopted by each of the scientific communities. In addition, the workshop will help to develop new integrative modeling capabilities that could significantly advance state-of-the-art regional scale integrated water-cycle prediction.

These objectives are also expected to inform the communities about observational needs that will enhance community modeling capabilities. The workshop will elicit scientific input from the community and identify a set of regional water-cycle science questions and modeling challenges in climate, hydrology, and integrated assessment modeling. Workshop participants will explore the concept, definition, and modeling activities surrounding selected study regions that highlight the approaches to integrative research on modeling the regional water cycle. The workshop will be organized around the six themes linked above.