IAHR Webinar on Changes in the Cryosphere and the Impact on Engineering

IAHR Webinar on Changes in the Cryosphere and the Impact on Engineering


IAHR Webinar on Changes in the Cryosphere and the Impact on Engineering

Friday, 2 December 2022

Webinar Access

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We are honored to have some of the world's top scholars and researchers in the webinar:

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María José Polo Gómez

University of Córdoba

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Knut Hoyland


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Xinlei Guo


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Marco Tedesco

Columbia University


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Roberto Ranzi

University of Brescia


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Roberto Ranzi

University of Brescia


Tomasz Kolerski

Gdansk University of Technology


While the global efforts in climate change action are to culminate during the COP27 in Egypt, IAHR is making our own contributions by convening this webinar to discuss changes in the cryosphere and the impact on engineering. Experts of climate change and ice engineering will share their research findings at this event jointly organized by the Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and the Committee on Ice Research and Engineering.  

Ice phenomena on fresh and sea waters responds sensitively to climate changes. The impact is primarily due to the globally observed rise of the average air temperature and the intensification of the variability of weather phenomena. As a result of these factors, the ice season is shorter and the ice formed on sea and inland waters becoming thinner and weaker. Additionally, for sea waters, there is a reduction in the areal extent of ice occurrence, and thinning of  perennial ice. In consequence the short term economic benefits may be achieved, but it will also bring the significant impact on Arctic ecosystem and coastal erosion. At the same time, due to the occurrence of higher variability of extreme weather conditions, the severity of ice-related events are not reduced and has become less predictable. For the rivers, breakups occurring in typically core winter months, results in life-threatening conditions and property damages.

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Time in Different Zones

This event will be held on Friday 2 December 2022 at:

  • 08:00-10:00 New York/Lima

  • 13:00-15:00 UTC

  • 14:00-16:00 Madrid/Paris

  • 21:00-23:00 Beijing/Singapore

More local times can be found by clicking here.


Introduction (10 mins)

Invited speeches

  • Changes in seasonal snowpack and impact on water resources management (20 mins) 
    Prof. María José Polo Gómez | University of Córdoba, Spain

  • Sea ice and effect of climate change and infrastructure (20 mins) 

    Prof. Knut Hoyland | Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • River ice progresses and managing risks from ice-jam floods (20 mins) 

    Prof. Xinlei Guo | China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China

  • Surface and atmospheric processes accelerating Greenland mass loss (20 mins) 

    Prof. Marco Tedesco | Columbia University, USA 

Discussion and Q&A (25 mins)

Concluding remarks (5 mins)

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More Information

  • How to Participate: No application to be installed. Simply go to the LIVE Page to watch, comment and ask questions.

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