International Conference on Flood Resilience Experiences in Asia and Europe
Flooding places enormous pressures on national economies, cities, communities and individuals. The short-term impacts may include hundreds of casual-ties, many displaced people, very serious health problems and huge damage to property and infrastructure. Recovery in the affected areas may take years.
The International Conference on Flood Resilience – Experiences in Asia and Europe is organised by the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter. It will be held in Exeter, 5-7 September 2013 and aims to gather professionals to present and discuss the latest research advances and practices in the development and implementation of resilience measures and flood management plans.
The focus on cities in Asia and Europe is motivated by the approach applied within the EU-funded FP7 project CORFU that investigates differences in flooding problems and solutions in a number of case studies in these two continents. The wider objective is to enable the broadening of horizons and better joining of people, ideas and methodologies.
The three day conference will address the issues of flood resilience through a combination of keynote lectures and paper and poster sessions. ICFR invites contributions on the following topics:
A range of technical and social events will also be organised, with more details being made available closer to the event.
Important dates are:
- 1 February 2013: Call for papers
- 1 May 2013: Deadline for paper submission
- 1 June 2013: Notification of paper acceptance and classification
- 15 June 2013: Preliminary Conference programme issued
- 1 July 2013: Deadline for early bird registration
- 15 July 2013: Final Conference Programme issued
- 5 September 2013: Start of the Conference