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The University of Leeds and water@leeds are hosting ICFM7. The theme of ICFM7 is ‘Resilience to Climate Change – Anticipating the Unexpected’ and will focus on building resilience into current flood management strategies and approaches.
Note: This event has already passed; for a summary of the event click here.
ICFM7 offers an international platform to discuss a range of flood-related issues. It is designed to bring together practitioners and researchers alike, including engineers, planners, natural and social scientists, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers, and policymakers engaged in various aspects of flood management. It provides a unique opportunity for these various specialists to come together to exchange ideas and experiences.
The conference keynote speakers are experts in the field and include Chris Zevenbergen, Chair of the Flood Resilience Group, UNESCO-IHE. This year there will be more than 20 special and parallel sessions. Some of the sessions will address:
- Urban Flood Management and Mitigation
- Extreme weather events impacts and adaptation
- Future challenges in estimation of loss of life and evacuation
- Local scale approaches to community flood resilience