Title: The Global Flood Partnership Conference 2017 - From hazards to impacts
Authors: SALAMON PETERBRAKENRIDGEB G. ROBERTCOUGHLAN DE PEREZ ERINRUDARI ROBERTOTRIGG MARKWEERTS ALBRECHTCOHEN SAGYPRADOS ANAKRUCZKIEWICZ ANDREWBAUGH CALUMGOURLEY JONATHANWU HUANBLEVINS ROBERTADLER ROBERTSNOW ALANNELSON JIMSOUFFRONT MICHAELMATGEN PATRICKKETTNER ALBERTALFIERI LORENZO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC109938
ISBN: 978-92-79-77207-8
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-05-17-266-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC109938
DOI: 10.2760/68734
Type: Conferences and workshops organized by the JRC
Abstract: From 27 – 29 June 2017, the 2017 Global Flood Partnership Conference was held at the University of Alabama, U.S.A. More than 90 participants attended the conference coming from 11 different countries in 5 continents. They represented 56 institutions including international organisations, the private sector, national authorities, universities, governmental research agencies and non-profit organisations. Each year, floods cause devastating losses and damage across the world. Growing populations in ill-planned flood-prone coastal and riverine areas are increasingly exposed to more extreme rainfall events. With more population and economic assets at risk, governments, banks, international development and relief agencies, and private firms are investing in flood reduction measures. However, in many countries, the flood risk is not managed optimally because of a lack of scientific data and methods or a communication gap between science and risk managers. The Global Flood Partnership was launched in 2014 and is a cooperation framework between scientific organisations and flood disaster managers worldwide to develop flood observational and modeling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally. The conference theme was “From hazards to impacts” and participants had the opportunity to showcase their latest relevant research and activities. As usual, the advances and success stories of the Partnership were reviewed and the next steps to further strengthen the GFP were discussed. As in past meetings, participants had numerous opportunities to present their work, exchange ideas, and turn it into a lively and successful meeting. This included a "Marketplace of Ideas" session, "Ignite" talks, Problem-solving session, workshops, poster pitch session and breakout groups.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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