Communities of practice in flood risk and levee management

Communities of practice in flood risk and levee management

Chair: Ludolph Wentholt (STOWA) and Petra Goessen (HHNK)



TOUS POUR UN – ALL FOR ONE
UN POUR TOUS – ONE FOR ALL


 

Good Flood Defence lies not only in infrastructure (levees, dams, sluices, barriers etc) or tools, modelling or the governance of water management arrangements. How import they may! Added value can be obtained by increasing the professional attitude and behaviour of the flood defence manager and the levee practitioners. So knowledge of both the levee practitioners and the flood defence managers is a key asset for a professional organisation.

This special session will give you in four short pitches (max 5 minutes) examples of both formal and informal networks which already exist. What we are searching for and where we need your help and input is defining topics where you are struggling with to get to a higher level of professionalism and where already somewhere else in the flood risk colleagues, do not necessarily from your organisation or even your country, can help you.

We will use the metaphor of the four musketeers, Aramis, Athos en Porthos and D'Artagnan for this session.

What probably few people know is that D'Artagnan when become a promoted to lieutenant a few years later dies (1673) before the walls of the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Not only the Dutch-French connection will be exposed (what 343 years can do) , but through three pitches the three other musketeers roles will also be presented through the I-Cold initiative to hold a levee session at the Vienna congress in 2018, the Kring of Coastal Engineers, the Interreg initiative Bølgen (are you ready to act) and the USSD levee committee.

Programme
10 min Opening & Setting the scene
Ludolph Wentholt (Foundation of Applied Water Research)
5 min pitch Flood Risk Management issues. Netherlands / France bilateral cooperation, examples from the past and (future) cooperation initiatives
Robert Slomp (RWS-WVL)
5 min  European Club of ICOLD Levees and Flood defences Working group
Initiative for a special levee session at Vienna 2018
Rémy Tourment (IRSTEA) with Marcel Bottema (RWS-WVL)
5 min The Kring of Coastal Engineers. The advantage of this exclusive informal network in which we can discuss our work freely and in a very open atmosphere
Petra Goessen (Waterboard of Hollands Noorderkwartier)
5 min Bølgen (are you ready to act) from the perspective of a Dutch water manager on practitioner level
Ludolph Wentholt (STOWA, The Netherlands, TBC)
5 min USSD levee committee & USA levee safety coalition. Is there a possibility to expand the community across the Atlantic
Elena Sossenkina (HSR)
40 min Participants can choose between the Aramis, Athos, Porthos or D'Artagnan
approach and in small groups apply and identify projects in which they see opportunities for transnational cooperation.
15 miin

Wrap-up and:

  • present types of "deliverables" for the networks
  • identify new possible networks
  • suggestions for expanding and connecting already existing networks
  • address stakeholders

 

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Co-ordinators of
FLOODrisk 2016 include: 
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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

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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!

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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

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