ACTIVITIES - EVENTS
3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, 17th - 21st October 2016, Lyon, France
July 01, 2015
Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.
FLOODrisk 2016 will explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures. FLOODrisk 2016 is also supported by the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.
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.
2 March 2015 Online abstract submission opens
2 September 2015 Online abstract submission deadline
4 November 2015 Notification of acceptance
15 February 2016 Full paper submission opens
13 May 2016 Full paper submission Deadline
18-20 October 2016 Conference Dates
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.
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.
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:
- Characterising the flood hazard (Probability from all
sources, Climate change, Multi-hazard, Data analysis
- Characterising the consequences (Physical,
environmental, financial and economic damage, Lossof-life
estimation and modelling, Critical infrastructure
and cascading impacts)
- Characterising the flood risk (Vulnerability
and societal resilience, Risk perception and
communication, Uncertainty assessment, Risk
evaluation and assessment, Hazard and risk mapping)
- 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)
- Flood event management (Civil contingency
planning, Forecasting and warning, Evacuation and
emergency management, Post-event recovery, Disaster
- 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)
To receive information and reminders on key FLOODrisk2016 dates, please register on the conference website at. www.floodrisk2016.net.