FLOODrisk 2016 will include contributions from a variety of National, European and International flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice.
There will be opportunities to arrange meetings on the Monday and Friday. If you would like more information on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be organising technical tours on the Friday (see bottom of the table).
Instructions for Presenters (oral presentations and posters) and instructions for chairs can be downloaded here.
The FLOODrisk2016 organisation team has invested additional funds into added security at the FLOODrisk conference. Guards will be posted at the main entrance of the Centre des Congrès de Lyon, the venue for the conference, with all other entrances closed for the duration of the event. All attendees will have their bags checked on arrival at the building. This may cause delays on the first day of the event, so we would ask you all to arrive early so as not to miss the start of the conference on Tuesday 18th October 2016
Programme at a Glance
Last Updated: 19/10/2016 12:00
|9.00 - 10.30||10.30 - 11.00||11.00 - 12.30||12.30 - 13.30||12.30 - 13.30||13.15 - 14.00||14.00 - 15.30||15.30 - 16.00||16.00 - 17.30||17.30 - 18.30||Evening|
|Mon 17/10||Registration||Ice Breaker (18.00 - 20.00)|
|Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||
|Lunch break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Games Room||Poster sessions||PREVIRISQ: selected French projects in FRM||Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Forecasting and warning 1||Games Room||
|Probability of floods and storms 1||Probability of floods and storms 2|
|EU Floods Directive and international basins||Evacuation and emergency management planning 1|
|Policy appraisal, investment planning and decision making tools 1||Physical, economic and environmental consequences 1|
|Public education and engagement 1||Risk perception and communication|
|Risk evaluation and assessment 1||First round of implementation of the Flood Directive|
|Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Hazard analysis and modelling 1||Lunch break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Games Room||Poster sessions||Forecasting and warning 2||Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Forecasting and warning 3||Games Room||
|Disaster management and recovery||Risk evaluation and assessment 2||Non-structural measures and instruments 2|
|Learning from past events||Climate change||Hazard and risk mapping|
|Non-structural measures and instruments 1||Vulnerability and societal resilience 1||Performance of flood defences 1|
|Residual risk and insurance||Loss-of-life estimation and modelling||Ethics, equity and social responsibility|
|Governance of FRM measures implementation||Natural and nature based solutions for flood defence||Flood risk model validation|
|Thu 20/10||Hazard analysis and modelling 2||Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Hazard analysis and modelling 3||Lunch break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||Games Room||Poster sessions||Forecasting and warning 4||Coffee break - Networking - Exhibition - Posters||
|Long-term protection and prevention measures 1||Physical, economic and environmental consequences 2||Evacuation and emergency management planning 2|
|Critical infrastructure and cascading impacts||Vulnerability and societal resilience 2||Policy appraisal, investment planning and decision making tools 3|
|Policy appraisal, investment planning and decision making tools 2||Performance of flood defences 2||Performance of flood defences 3|
|Management and maintenance of infrastructure||Adaptation to long term change||Long-term protection and prevention measures 2|
|Communities of practice in flood risk and levee management||Community of users in emergency management||Innovative solutions for urban flood risk resilient cities|
|Fri 21/10||Two excursions:|
|FRM highlights in Lyon - Half Day (click to view details)
Half day – departs Lyon 8:00, return Lyon 12:30
This visit includes the following
Presentation by Sagyrc (local authority) of the : ongoing works programme for flood protection and aquatic environmental restoration (PAPI Yzeron) and recent works in Oullins city (for instance, concrete structures removal, vegetated banks) and in an upstream area
Rain gauge (perspective on the catchment area), flow measurement station,… and presentation of the urban hydrology field observatory (OTHU) and research conducted by Irstea in this context
|FRM highlights in Grenoble - Full Day - FULLY BOOKED
Full day – departs Lyon 8:00, return Lyon 19:00, includes lunch
Visit and presentation of Artelia’s 10,000 m2 Hydraulics Laboratory
Laboratoire Dauphinois d’Hydraulique was created in Grenoble in 1917 to support the industrial development of hydroelectricity in the French Alps. Since the first river physical scale model with rigid bottom which was implemented in 1923, continuous progress was made and experience accumulated to model with increasing accuracy water and sediment transport processes thanks to physical scale models.
ARTELIA inherited of this tradition and operates presently a 10,000m2 laboratory to perform its consulting engineering activities: in this facility, about 25 physical scale models are constructed every year to carry out engineering studies: design of harbor protection structures, barrages and hydropower production equipment, canal locks, pumping stations, bridges and flood culverts in river valleys, etc.
Long term sediment transport processes and morphological evolution of coastal inlets and rivers is also a specialty of the laboratory which has been applied to prestigious sites such as the Mont Saint-Michel Bay, the Loire river estuary or the Seine river estuary to design the extension of Le Havre harbor. Environmental integration of development projects is a constant preoccupation to which physical scale models contribute deeply.
It is important for engineers, project managers and owner/operators to understand the type of problems for which a physical scale model is a useful and, sometimes, unique tool. The field of scale model use is wide:
Visit and presentation of the hydraulic structures and Flood Protection Schemes of the River Isère by AD Isère
The Isère Amont project (winner of the PREVIRISQ INNONDATIONS 2016 prize) has been commissioned by the Symbhi (Syndicat Mixte des Bassins Hydrauliques de l’Isere) and is managed by Egis Geotechnique, Egis Eau and Hydretudes. It is based on making available for inundation enlarged flood plains all along the 50 km long Isere valley. It delivers protection of all the urbanized areas from a bicentennal flood, from Pontcharra to Grenoble, at a total works cost of 135 million euros. The first construction phase for the downstream 10 km of river near Grenoble (52 million euros) will be finished in 2016. The final phase for the other part of the valley (83 million euros)commences in November 2015 and is due for completion in 2021-2022.
The key measure of the project is enlarged flood plain. Flows in excess of the 30-year return period flood are stored in 16 enlarged floodable areas - named “CIC” or “champ d’inondation controlee”- having a total area of 3 500 ha and a potential volume of 25 Hm3. These areas are optimised to store between 1 and 2 meters of water depth of the bicentennal flood. They enable regulation of extreme flows in the Isère high flow, which vary from 1900 m3/s in Pontcharra to 1 200 m3/s in Grenoble.
Flood water enters the enlarged floodable areas either over spillways or through removable floodgates. The subsequent draining of these areas is achieved by use of agricultural drainage channels. This operation is the largest project in France of this type currently in progress.
During the visit, tour will be provided around the first construction phase of this project. This tour will offer an opportunity to view examples of different works (levees, spillways, floodgates) as well as a overall vision of the expanding flood plain system in its context.
Note: Simultaneous translation between English / French will be available for the plenary sessions on Tuesday 18th and 2 parallel sessions to be decided upon.
Note: Special sessions (in yellow) are smaller, interactive sessions of varying formats concerning a range of current challenges in flood risk management.
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
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!
Our online questionnaire consists of 17 questions, mainly multiple choice,
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!
Our online questionnaire consists of 17 questions, mainly multiple choice, and s