Community of users in emergency management

Community of users in emergency management

Chair: Philippe Quevauviller (DG) Eric Huijskes/Ulrich Forster (Deltares)

Floods and flood management are high on the agenda in relation to adaptation to climate change and dealing with natural hazards in society. Apart from protection and spatial planning measures, the use of emergency response measures can be highly effective and an essential ingredient in the required mix of solutions. Most European countries have a history of floods that demonstrate this; for example to prevent breaches of flood defences or to stop actual breaches occurring. In addition, where such measures have failed, important lessons learnt can be found. However, whilst the working environment in each country is invariably different, we can learn from each other!

This special session will discuss how science and policy might be linked to deliver practical tools and knowledge in support of a Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies, initiated within the framework of Horizon2020 and further supported through the H2020 project Anywhere. Practice in the Netherlands will be taken to illustrate one way of knowledge management that has been successfully implemented, providing tangible gains for those stakeholders involved.

The international perspectives on approaches taken and needs identified will be addressed in a panel discussion aimed at identifying priorities and investigating the possibility of setting up specific action groups as part of the European Communities of Users. In this respect, panellists will be invited to comment and provide recommendations on three key questions, namely:

  • How to improve the transfer and uptake of flood-related research?
  • What are the opportunities and drawbacks in boosting interactions among different actors?
  • How to establish practical links from the EU to the regional levels?

This session will also be followed by a longer special event during the morning of Friday 21 October 2016. Outputs from this special session will feed into the Friday event, and participants are encouraged to participate in both events, although participating in either event is also possible. Outcomes from the Friday event will be used to shape the future development of the Emergency Response Community of Users.

Programme
10 min Opening & Setting the scene
Philippe Quevauviller (EC, DG Migration and Home Affairs, Brussels)
10 min Emergency Flood Response management – Linking science and policy
Daniel Sempere (CRAHI UPC, Spain)
10 min  Knowledge Management in Emergency Response Measures in The Netherlands
Eric Huijskes (Deltares / LievenseCSO, The Netherlands)
20 min

Panel discussion

  • Ludolph Wentholt (STOWA, The Netherlands) – Manager
  • Mark Adamson (OPW, Ireland) – Policy-maker
  • Barbro Naslund-landenmark (Sweden) - Civil Contingencies Agency
  • Dennis Davis (United Kingdom) – First responder
40 min Q&A and debate with audience

 

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