21 June - 25 June 2021, Virtual Conference

4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management

Science and practice for an uncertain future


Don't forget to register

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Now that the programme has been published, we wanted to remind you tat you will need to register online here to gain access to the conference virtual hub, all the presentations, exhibition hall and live sessions. 

We also have made a few modifications to the programme so please check it up to make note of those changes.

We have also published a set of instructions on how to participate for delegates, authors, poster authors and exhibitors.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question not covered in these instructions.

The FLOODrisk2020 detailed programme is live!

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the detailed programme for the FLOODrisk2020 virtual conference. You can find the programme on page hub.floodrisk2020.net/programme/ of the website.

Parallel Sessions: 

You will have noticed that each session, whether plenary or parallel, includes the list of papers followed by a timeslot of 30 minutes for live Question and Answer sessions. All papers, with the exception of those that will be presented in the opening and closing ceremonies, will be pre-recorded and available to view in video or audio format and in PDF format from the 8th June 2021. There is also sufficient time allocated in the programme for participants to visualise all presentations before each Q&A session.

We have staggered the Question and Answer sessions so as to allow delegates to participate in as many live Q&A sessions as possible. You will be able to add the timeslots for the Q&A sessions that you wish to participate in to a personalised calendar to build your own personal conference timetable.

Poster sessions have also been added to the relevant parallel sessions. Each paper video/audio presentations will last between 10 to 12 minutes with poster presentations lasting 3 to 5 minutes. All authors, both paper and poster presenters, will then participate in the live Question and Answer session that will be chaired and co-chaired by members of the scientific and organising committee (to be announced shortly).

Participants will be asked to submit questions in advance if possible, but there will also be opportunities for participants to ask questions during the live Q&A sessions.

Plenary Sessions:

The opening ceremony will take place virtually and live on Tuesday 22 June 2021 from 9:30 to 10:00 CET. It will be followed by live presentations by our sponsors. 

The second and third plenary sessions will include pre-recorded video/audio presentations and a 30-minute Question and Answer session.

The closing ceremony will take place live on Thursday 24 June 2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 CET. 

Exhibitor Sessions:

In addition to the presentations by Sponsors that will follow the live opening ceremony, there will also be a Session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 12:30 and 13:30 CET for Exhibitors to present their organisations and projects.

Special Sessions:

There are also 11 Special Sessions taking place throughout the 3 days of the virtual conference. Special sessions are set up to address a particular challenge in flood risk management through a more interactive format – often through a workshop style more than a presentation approach. The nature of a special session is such that a communicable outcome is aimed for. The topics and leads are indicated in the program. More information on the content and organisation of each of these special sessions will be published shortly.

Please contact us on info@floodrisk2020.net. We look forward to welcoming you virtually on the Conference Gateway on hub.floodrisk2020.net

Finalising the FLOODrisk2020 Virtual conference Programme

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We know that many of you are eager to see the programme for the FLOODrisk2020 virtual conference and we can assure you that we are working hard to finalise the programme to be able to publish it as quickly as possible.

We aim to be able to make this programme as flexible as possible to ensure that you will be able to visualise the papers and participate to a maximum of live Question and Answer sessions during the conference. We will also be scheduling time within the programme for our sponsors and exhibitors to present their organisation and projects in live discussions.

Please bear with us for a little while longer. 

The FLOODrisk2020 virtual exhibition hall

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The virtual exhibition will provide partners, sponsors and exhibitors with an opportunity to publish posters, brochures, video presentations and access to live chat with delegates before, during and after the conference.

A programme of pre-recorded presentations and live question and answer sessions will also be organised for all exhibitors to encourage discussions with delegates. Gold and silver sponsors will also be offered the opportunity to present their organisation during the live opening ceremony that will take place on the first morning of the conference.

You can view the virtual exhibition hall on page: https://hub.floodrisk2020.net/exhibition/, (click on the company nametag, once it is front-facing, to view their full exhibition booth) and a full description of the benefits of sponsoring and exhibiting at FLOODrisk2020 on https://floodrisk2020.net/sponsors--exhibitors/how-to-become-a-sponsor-or-exhibitor/. 

Launch of the FLOODrisk2020 virtual conference gateway

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our authors for submitting their papers and invite you all now to register to attend the conference online.

As announced earlier, the conference will take place entirely virtually and we are pleased to be able to launch the first version of this new virtual gateway on hub.floodrisk2020.net.

From there, those of you who have already registered will be able to access all virtual rooms, organised by themes with the addition of the special sessions, the virtual exhibition hall, the virtual poster hall and the virtual registration desk.

Please feel free to visit the website at will.

Those of you who have not yet registered will still be able to visit the exhibition hall and gateway homepage, which will give a flavour of what you can expect from the rest of the website.

From 7th June 2021, all delegates will be able to access video or audio presentations of all the papers, posters and exhibitors, submit questions and plan attendance of the live Question and Answer sessions. You will also be able to contact other delegates, arrange meetings or submit ideas for networking or pitching sessions to be advertised within the website.

If you are an author, you will be asked to provide, not only the PDF of your paper presentation but also a video or audio presentation. We would ask you to supply this to us, no later than 31st May 2021. You can find instructions on how to do so in the video on https://youtu.be/kXtwFZ4wV88.

Finally, you will see from the virtual conference gateway that the programme has not yet been finalised. We expect to be able to publish the virtual conference programme by the end of February 2021.

Features will continue to be added to the conference gateway so as to ensure that the FLOODrisk virtual conference is a highly interactive successful event that remains enjoyable and productive for all.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@floodrisk2020.net.

Reminder and introduction to the virtual conference website

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If you haven't yet submitted your paper, we would like to remind you that the deadline for submission is the 11th February 2021.

We will very shortly be launching the new website for the virtual conference.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the main features of this new website before its launch. 

Please click to view an introduction to the FLOODrisk2020 virtual conference.

FLOODrisk2020 Virtual Conference Information

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Re-opening registration

As per our communication of December 2020, the FLOODrisk2020 conference will now take place from 21st to 25th June 2021 online. We have now updated the conference website on www.floodrisk2020.net with additional information on revised fees, new key dates and the organisation and format of this online conference.

Web-based gateway

The online conference will centre around a web-based gateway that will give delegates access to virtual rooms where they will be able to view video or audio presentations of the papers and posters, submit questions and attend live question and answer sessions with oral presentation authors.

Virtual exhibition

Access will also be granted to a virtual exhibition hall where partners, sponsors and exhibitors will be able to publish posters, brochures, video presentation and access live chat with delegates from two weeks prior to the conference, throughout the conference and after the conference. A programme of pre-recorded presentations and live question and answer sessions will also be organised for all exhibitors to encourage discussions with delegates.

Enabling virtual meetings and interaction

The web gateway will also include a networking area enabling delegates to contact their peers via a messaging service. Delegates would also be able to pitch ideas, prior to the event and invite delegates to attend live pitching sessions online during the conference.

Instructions to authors

All authors will be required to upload a video or audio presentation of their paper or poster no later than 2 weeks prior to the conference opening date when access to all presentations will be opened for all delegates. This should ensure that delegates have ample time to view presentations and submit their questions ahead of the live question and answer and discussion sessions, a programme of which will be published in due course. Access to videos/audios will remain open throughout the duration of the conference and after the conference.

We will provide help for all presenters on how to record a video or audio presentation and upload it to the web gateway.

We will strive to make the process of participating in this virtual conference as easy as possible, as enjoyable as possible and as rewarding as possible for all involved. To this end, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper submission by one month to the 11th February 2021, when the video/audio presentation system will also be opened. Please note that the registration to attend the virtual conference is now open on page www.floodrisk2020.net/registration/.

Please see page www.floodrisk2020.net/covid-19-announcement/ for more information, in particular new key dates and Frequently Asked Questions.

FLOODrisk2020 important update

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After much deliberation and following the latest international situation with regards to COVID19, we have the pleasure to announce that we will be conducting the FLOODrisk2020 European Conference on Flood Risk Management from 21st to 25th June 2021 entirely virtually.

We have therefore decided to postpone the Budapest conference to sometime in 2024, specific dates for this conference will be announced in due time.

We hope to be able to welcome you online for the FLOODrisk2020 conference that will take place from 21st to 25th June 2021. Detailed information on the programme for this virtual conference and how to gain access and participate in the conference will be published in the new year.

For those of you who have already registered and paid to attend the conference, please note that you will receive a credit note for the registration fee as well as a new invoice for registration to attend the online event in January once the new pricing structure has been established.

In the meantime, we would like to wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous new year for 2021.

Best regards,

The FLOODrisk2020 Local Organising Committee

FLOODrisk2020 COVID-19 update

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Dear All,

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect many people and countries around the world, we continue to review all possibilities for delivering the FLOODrisk2020 conference. 

As you know we have already had to delay the conference from its original date in September 2020, to the new dates from 21st to 25th June 2021. Current restrictions in Europe and in particular in Budapest, Hungary, and the real possibility that those, or a version of those, restrictions will continue well into the first half of 2021, means we must, at least, review alternatives for hosting our conference.

We are currently looking at a number of options for this, from hosting the conference online to delaying the conference once more, and other options.

We ask kindly for your patience whilst we consider all these options. We will be in touch as quickly as possible with more detailed information as to future plans for the conference. We will be in touch again by 18th December 2020 with our decision on the future of the FLOODrisk2020 conference. All key deadlines, including the notification of acceptance and full paper submission opening, are in the meantime put on hold.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

Best regards

The FLOODrisk2020 organising committee.

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The conference in numbers:

150 papers

500 delegates

30 countries