31 August - 4 September 2020, Budapest

4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management

Science and practice for an uncertain future

Themes and Topics

FLOODrisk 2020 themes and topics

FLOODrisk2020 invites you to come and share your knowledge about, insights into and views on the following topics:

Theme 1: Flood hazard development

  • sea level rise, storm surge incidence, coastal development and subsidence
  • increasing rainfall and changing river regimes
  • hazard monitoring and scenarios

Theme 2: Changing vulnerability

  • demographic developments and community resilience
  • urbanization, economic development and inequality
  • critical infrastructures and international dependencies

Theme 3: Risk rise or fall?

  • flood events and flood disasters: cases and accounting
  • deteriorating flood defence infrastructure
  • hazard and risk mapping
  • changing risk perception and awareness
  • future risk assessment

Theme 4: Adaptive flood risk management planning

  • flood mitigation and integrated water management,
  • building resilience
  • flood defence asset management
  • insurability of residual risk
  • education and public engagement

Theme 5: Improved warning and disaster management

  • earlier warning and better forecasts
  • planning and practicing for flood events
  • disaster management: response and recovery

Theme 6: Decision making for an uncertain future

  • Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Floods Directive
  • international co-operation in river basins
  • ethical issue, governance and a new social contract?
  • policy appraisal and investment planning
  • robust decision making
  • adaptation to long term change or transformation?
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