The APEC Climate Center is delighted to present the First Announcement for the APEC Climate Symposium 2014, which can be accessed at

This document provides more information about the theme, goals, and program of the event. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Managing climate extremes and hydrologic disasters: Scientific prediction and emergency preparedness”.

Where: Nanjing, China

When: October 27-29, 2014

As with previous APCC events, this symposium will present the latest scientific and technological developments in climate prediction and climate information applications. The event will bring scientists and researchers together with representatives from government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector in order to foster a collaborative dialogue on water-related disaster management. The 3-day conference will include presentations on Climate Forecasting for Water Management, Managing Risk from Droughts and Water Scarcity, Changes in Hydrological Extremes: Floods and Typhoons, and Climate Impacts on Water Quality.

Approximately 100 international and local participants will attend the symposium.

Please circulate this First Announcement among your professional network and encourage talented researchers and scientists to submit abstracts.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sooyang Joo ( or Mr. Joseph Larsen ( if you would like to request more information about this year’s symposium.

Hope to see you in Nanjing!