Integrative Assessment
of Climate Change

Water Scarcity


The goal of this summer school is to provide a holistic formation on anthropogenic climate change, including a basis from Earth sciences, its impacts on the socio-ecological systems, and the role that both local and global governance play on mitigation & adaptation. In 2021, the school will focus on a particular subject: Water Scarcity.
Dedicated lectures will revise the changing frequency of drought with anthropogenic forcing, the drought propagation to continental hydrology and the interplay with social systems. To deepen this topic, groups of students with expert guidance will tackle a specific research question during the course of the school.

The main themes include:

Earth system

Social Systems, climate change policy

Integrated assessment

Hand-on sessions

Target audience & requirements

The summer school invites early career scientists (PhD candidates and postdocs), but more experienced researchers and professionals are also welcome. Applicants should have been trained or have worked on environmental questions, from natural and/or social sciences. Beyond their formations, applicants should manage basic math’s, statistics and computing. An intermediate to high English proficiency level is expected to properly follow the lectures and to communicate. However, most lecturers and expert guidance may interact in Spanish.
Participation will be limited to a maximum of 40. The selection of participants is based on their CV, publication record, and research topic related to the Summer School themes.
Language: English (lectures) & Spanish (for guidance if needed).


The (CR)2 summer school will be held in Universidad Austral de Chile.
Campus Isla Teja, Los Laureles s/n, Valdivia.
Block bookings will be organized in a hotel nearby the venue. Once the applicants are selected, we will send the hotel information and booking procedure.


The registration fee (US$300) includes all lunches, coffee & tea breaks, field trip and one group dinner. Students must cover at their own cost travelling to Chile, accommodation and remaining meals.
(CR)2 will provide three (3) registration & accommodation scholarships, upon request of applicants and evaluation from the academic committee of the summer school.


One week learning with world-class experts on climate change, in an innovative and interdisciplinary summer school.
Programme length: 56 hours in total (6 days + a day field trip)




Deadline for applications



Successful applicants will be notified



Registration deadline

The web payment system will be available once applicants are selected.


The 1st (CR)2 Summer School is organized and supported by:

Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2)
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
University of Chile
Blanco Encalada 2002, Santiago, Chile