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A Statement of Task A two-day workshop on Global Change and Extreme Hydrology: Testing Conventional Wisdom will be planned and conducted by a small ad hoc planning committee under the auspices of the standing Committee on Hydrologic Sciences (COHS). The workshop will foster discussions among the science and applications community about the hydrologic and climatologic perspective on extreme hydrologic events. The workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., and is expected to feature presentations by experts followed by open discussions on the following topics: Is the global hydrologic cycle accelerating and what does this acceleration look like? Is precipitation becoming more intense? Is drought frequency and severity becoming more prominent? Are hydrologic fluxes associated with floods and droughts changing at the regional scale? Floods and drought from a climatologic and hydrologic perspective—How do we reconcile the two? How does the science compare to the public debate? The workshop planning committee will author a report based on the workshop. 21