FLOODrisk 2012

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Deltares
Date:
20-22 Nov 2012
Location:
Netherlands (Rotterdam)
Venue:
World Trade Center
Language:
English

Background

Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.

Summary

FLOODrisk 2012 will explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures.

Conference topics

- flood hazard analysis and flood probabilities
- vulnerability and societal resilience
- assessment of economic damage and loss-of-life
- preventive flood risk management measures
- integrated flood risk management planning
- civil protection and emergency planning
- flood defence and technical and non-structural flood control
- policy instruments, zoning and regulation measures
- flood event management
- flood prediction and early warning
- evacuation and rescue
- risk communication
- disaster risk reduction
- recovery issues
- ethical issues and responsibility


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Event fee

From 150€ (one day pass - student) to 750€ (three days pass)

Target audience

The FLOODrisk2012 conference will bring together policy makers, researchers and practitioners from across the world to share experience and progress in flood risk research, policy and management practice.

How to register

Registration can be made online

Keywords

Themes:
Early Warning, Environment, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Social Impacts & Resilience
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
Netherlands, the
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