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FRIAR 2016 : 5th International Conference on Flood Risk Management and Response


When Jun 29, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016
Where San Servolo, Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline May 29, 2016
Categories    disaster management   ecology   environment   oceanography

Call For Papers


FRIAR 2016 is the fifth Conference of this successful series. The conference started at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London in 2008 and was reconvened at the Lombardy Region Headquarters in Milano in 2010, Dubrovnik in 2012 and Poznan in 2014. Flooding is a global phenomenon that claims numerous lives worldwide each year. When flooding occurs in populated areas, it can cause substantial damage to property as well as threatening human life. In addition, many more people must endure the homelessness, upset and disruption that are left in the wake of floods.

The increased frequency of flooding in the last few years, coupled with climate change predictions and urban development, suggest that these statistics are set to worsen in the future. How we respond and adapt to these challenges is key to developing our long term resilience at the property, community and city scale. Apart from the physical damage to buildings, contents and loss of life, which are the
most obvious, impacts of floods upon households, other more indirect losses are often overlooked. These indirect and intangible impacts are generally associated with disruption to normal life as well as longer term health issues including stress related illness.

Flooding represents a major barrier to the alleviation of poverty in many parts of the developing world, where vulnerable communities are often exposed to sudden and life threatening events. The conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners actively involved in improving our understanding of flood events and our approaches to response, recovery and resilience. The meeting will bring together social scientists, surveyors, engineers, scientists, and other professionals from many countries involved in research and development activities in a wide range of technical and management topics related to flooding and its impacts on communities, property and people.

Conference Topics:

Flood management
Flood warning
Flood response
Flood risk adaptation
Flood protection – products and processes
Flood impact on health
Flood risk modelling
Flood forecasting
Flood vulnerability
Urban flood modelling
Flood risk assessment and recovery
Storm surge modelling
Environment assessment
Climate change impact
Socio and economic impact
Innovative approaches
Flood case studies
Emergency preparedness
Critical infrastructure
Flood damage assessment

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