21 June - 25 June 2021, Virtual Conference

4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management

Science and practice for an uncertain future

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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.

Attention - 1 week left to end of abstract submission

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We would like to remind you all that the call for abstracts for the 4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management, that will take place in Budapest will close on 14th September 2020.

FLOODrisk2020 is committed to attract, coach and listen to the next generation of scientists and practitioners who will future-proof our research methods and help to improve our flood risk management practice in order to better cope with deep uncertainty and therefore the 4th conference will focus on the issue of Science and practice for an uncertain future.

YOU NOW HAVE LESS THAN 1 WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT on https://floodrisk2020.net/authors-area/ 

Abstract submission open

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Please don't forget that following the postponement of the conference to June 2021, the abstract submission was re-opened  on 1st June 2021 and will remain so until 14 September 2020.

If you missed the submission deadline first time round and now would like to take the opportunity of this reopening to submit a new abstract, please do so on https://floodrisk2020.net/authors-area/.

We look forward to adding your submission to the already very rich programme of papers planned for the conference on 21st-25th June 2021.

Conference Postponed till 21st-25th June 2021

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We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, for some time, and the organising committee would like to announce their decision to postpone FLOODrisk2020 until 21st-25th June 2021. This has not been an easy decision to make but there have been 2 main factors behind this decision.

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COVID-19 update

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We are obviously aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be monitoring health and travel developments over the coming weeks and months. 

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Programme and registration open

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We are delighted to be able to announce that the programme at a glance is now live and can be found on floodrisk2020.net/programme/. It includes all plenary sessions, parallel session and special sessions as well as one confirmed side event to take place on the Monday ahead of the conference.

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The conference in numbers:

150 papers

500 delegates

30 countries