The three day ICFR conference will address the issues of flood resilience through a combination of keynote lectures and paper and poster sessions.

CWS to host International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR)

The Centre for Water Systems will be hosting the International Conference on Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe, from 5th to 7th September 2013.  Professionals will gather in Exeter from around the world to discuss the latest research advances and practices in the development and implemenation of resilience measures and flood management plans.

Flooding puts huge pressure on national economies, cities, communities and individuals alike. The short-term impacts may include hundreds of casualties, many displaced people, very serious health problems and enormous damage to property and infrastructure. Affected areas may need years to recover.

The aim of this event is to gather professionals to present and discuss the latest research advances and practices in the development and implementation of resilience measures and flood management plans.

The focus on cities in Asia and Europe is motivated by the approach applied within the EU-funded FP7 project CORFU that investigates differences in flooding problems and solutions in a number of case studies in these two continents. The wider objective is to enable broadening of horizons and better joining of people, ideas and methodologies.

For more information please visit the International Conference on Flood Resilience 2013 website. For specific inquiries regarding this conference, please email:  ICFR Conference 2013

Date: 20 March 2013

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