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Theme

FLOODrisk 2016 will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across the world to share experience and progress made in flood risk research, policy and management practice.

There will be sessions on progress made, lessons learned and best practice. participants will share how recent floods in Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia influence discussions in the political, management and scientific arena and how these experiences might lead to new or common approaches towards flood risk management, particularly in Urban areas.

FLOODrisk 2016 will include contributions from a variety of national, European and international flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice.

Programme

An extended list of topics in the areas of Flood Risk Assessment and Flood Event Management will be addressed in thematic or special sessions and interactive workshops during this three-day conference. The focus of the programme includes:

  1. Characterising the flood hazard (Probability from all sources, Climate change, Multi-hazard, Data analysis  and modelling)
  2. Characterising the consequences (Physical, environmental, financial and economic damage, Lossof-life estimation and modelling, Critical infrastructure and cascading impacts)
  3. Characterising the flood risk (Vulnerability and societal resilience, Risk perception and communication, Uncertainty assessment, Risk evaluation and assessment, Hazard and risk mapping)
  4. Risk management and reduction (Long-term protection and prevention measures, Non-structural measures and instruments, Management and maintenance of infrastructure, Public education and engagement, Lessons from past events)
  5. Flood event management (Civil contingency planning, Forecasting and warning, Evacuation and emergency management, Post-event recovery, Disaster risk reduction)
  6. Decision making, policy and governance (Policy appraisal, investment planning and decision making tools, Adaptation to long term change, Residual risk and insurance, EU Floods Directive and international River Basins, Ethics, equity and social responsibility)

Call for abstracts

FLOODrisk2016 welcomes submissions from all areas with relevance to flood risk. Prospective authors can submit abstracts on the topics outlined via the conference website; www.floodrisk2016.net/authors/ until 2nd September 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance for either oral or poster presentation by 4th November 2015. Abstracts that contribute to the theme of the conference are especially encouraged. Both oral and poster presentations will be published as full-length papers in the proceedings.

Key dates

2nd March 2015 - Online abstract submission open
2nd September 2015 - Online abstract submission closes
4th November 2015 - Notification of acceptance
15th February 2016 - Full paper submission
13th April 2016 - Notification of review results
13th May 2016 - Final paper submission deadline

To receive information and reminders on key FLOODrisk 2016 dates, please register on the conference website at. www.floodrisk2016.net.

Pricing

There are different fees for attending the conference

Full conference pass (3 days):
registration before 13th May 2016 575 €
registration before 29th July 2016 675 €
late registration after 29th July 2016 775 €
student rate 350 €
1 day pass:
standard rate 350 €
student rate 150 €

The conference website will be open for participant registration from 15th February 2016.

Sponsors

FLOODrisk2016 is the perfect place to meet with colleagues working in Flood Risk Management and Assessment. The conference includes a large exhibition area in which you can represent your organisation, products and services. There are different exhibition and sponsorship packages available.

Besides sponsorship, it is possible to become a partner in the conference and support the event organisation and programme. A full list of partners is available on the FLOODrisk2016 website.

If you would like more information about the sponsorship packages or if you are interested in becoming a partner of the FLOODrisk2016 conference, please contact sponsor@ floodrisk2016.net

Venue

The FLOODrisk 2016 conference will be held in the Centre des Congrès, Lyon, Fr. Half-way between sea and mountain, Lyon is at the foot of two hills and crossed by the mighty Rhône and the river Saône. Its long history of flooding and flood protection makes it an excellent meeting place to discuss all issues related to flood risk management.

International scientific committee

We are proud and grateful that over 50 internationally respected scientists have agreed to join the Scientific Committee led by:

Prof Paul Samuels (Chair), HR Wallingford, UK,

Dr Michel Lang (Co-chair), IRSTEA, Fr

Dr Frans Klijn (Co-chair), Deltares, NL.

Click for a full list of committee members.

Advisory committee

The Local Organising Committee (chaired by Paul Royet, Irstea, Fr) is advised by an international committee of highly ranked officials and practitioners in the field of flood risk management (co-chaired by Rémy Tourment, Irstea, Fr and Annemargreet de Leeuw, Deltares, NL).

Click for more information on all the committees.

Contact

Estelle Morris & Richard Holmes
FLOODrisk 2016 Secretariat
Tel (UK): +44 (0)1295 278 216
Tel (France): +33 (0)9 81 45 63 87
Email: info@floodrisk2016.net



Co-ordinators of
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Key Dates ...


  • Online abstract submission opens

  • Online abstract submission closes

  • Full paper submission opens

  • Notification of acceptance (w/e)

  • Early Bird Registration

  • Full paper submission closes

  • Final paper submission deadline

  • Standard Registration

  • Late Registration

News ...

Survey, Photos and Proceedings

Just over one month ago Lyon became our home for a week, as the Lyon Centre des Congrès hosted FLOODrisk 2016. Now we have all had time to settle back into our daily routines, we'd like to invite you to share your experiences, thoughts and suggestions, so we can make FLOODrisk 2020 even better!

Survey

Our online questionnaire consists of 17 questions, mainly multiple choice,

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FLOODrisk2016 - Evaluation Survey

One month ago Lyon became our home for a week, as the Lyon Centre des Congrès hosted FLOODrisk 2016. Now we have all had time to settle back into our daily routines, we'd like to invite you to share your experiences, thoughts and suggestions, so we can make FLOODrisk 2020 even better!

Survey

Our online questionnaire consists of 17 questions, mainly multiple choice, and s

... Read more