Registrations closed since 30/01/2018 11:59 PM. For more information about, please contact the organizer..
Climate Change & Water


Jean Jouzel is Research Director at CNRS in paleo-climatology. He is emeritus Professor at the Laboratory for Climate and Environmental Sciences at the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (CEA / CNRS / UVSQ). His career began at the CEA with drilling projects in the Antarctic (Vostok, Grip, Epica). Since then, he has actively participated in many major international glacial drilling programs and has significantly contributed  to the international development of water isotope modeling in the atmosphere

Jean Jouzel has received several awards and honors during his career. First of all, along with his colleague Claude Lorius, he awarded the gold medal of CNRS, the highest scientific distinction in France. In 2012, he received the Vetlesen Award for developing the longest climate series ever recorded (800,000 years) from ice cores harvested in Antarctica and Greenland. Last but not least, on the 12th October 2007, he received the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the IPCC members and the US Vice President Al Gore.
On May 3, 2016, he was elected to the American Academy of Sciences.

During his career, he authored over 250 important scientific publications for the study and understanding of Earth's climate change. Jean Jouzel, Vice-Chairperson of IPCC Working Group I , co-author of several IPCC reports and a series of reports on the climate of France in the 21st century, was a member of the Steering Committee of the COP21.

Since 2009, Jean Jouzel is the President of the French association Méteo et Climat, which actively contributes to the dissemination of scientific knowledge on climate change.


Research Programming and Policy Officer

Researcher in chemical oceanography, Philippe Quevauviller started his career at the European Commission in 1989, firstly as a Scientific Officer at the Research General Directorate, then as a Policy Officer at the Environment Directorate-General. he has been responsible for the development and implementation of two EU directives linked to the Water Framework Directive (dealing with groundwater protection and chemical monitoring) and he managed research projects on climate change impacts on water systems/resources and natural hazards. Since 2013, he moved to the Secure Societies Programme (firstly at DG Enterprise, then DG Home Affairs since early 2015) where he is responsible for programming and managing security research projects, in particular on disaster risk and crisis management (natural catastrophes, accidents, terrorist threats).

He is author or co-author of approximately 240 articles published in the international peer-reviewed literature and 20 books (co-authored or –edited).
Besides his work at the European Commission, he is also Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) where he teaches integrated water resource management in an International Master.


Daniel ISAAK

Research Fisheries Scientist
U.S. Forest Service, Boise, ID

Dan Isaak is a Research Scientist with the United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station where he has worked on cold-water fish conservation and management issues in the western U.S. the last 25 years. His research focuses on understanding the effects of climate change, environmental gradients, and natural disturbance on stream/river habitats and fish communities, stream temperature and species distribution monitoring and modeling, development and implementation of geostatistical models for data on stream networks as part of the National Stream Internet project, use of crowd-sourcing to build large open-access interagency databases, and use of digital and social media to connect people, information, and landscapes.

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mnzmXpUAAAAJ&hl=en


Wilco Verberk

Assistant professor
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Wilco Verberk is an Assistant professor at the Department of Animal Ecology and Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in Freshwater Ecology in 2008, for his study on species traits to explain patterns in assemblages of aquatic invertebrates. During his 3-year post-doc in the UK he developed a lasting interest in ecophysiology and he continues to study the (respiratory) physiology of ectotherms to better understand their thermal niche and their life-history.