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Global Flood Partnership Conference 2022


The 2022 Global Flood Partnership Annual Conference will be held at the University of Leeds from Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th September. The conference venue is School of Chemical and Process Engineering.

The theme is  Floods and People: Health, Food, Climate, Conflict and Migration.

Registration is now closed.  Preliminary agenda here: AGENDA

There will be different opportunities for participants to present their work and exchange ideas. This includes a "Marketplace" session, "Ignite talks", an interactive session, and a poster pitch session, and there will also be a guided tour and conference dinner.

water@leeds is supporting the event and looks forward to welcoming delegates from across the world who will be gathering to discuss how best to foster the dialogue between scientists and users, and how flood modelling tools and expert knowledge can work in synergy to provide key information to emergency managers at different stages before, during and after severe floods.

Each year, floods cause devastating losses and damage across the world. Growing populations in ill-planned flood-prone coastal and riverine areas are increasingly exposed to weather extremes. With more lives and assets at risk, governments, banks, international development and relief agencies, and private firms are increasingly investing in flood reduction measures. However, in many countries, the flood risk is not managed optimally due to the lack of data and scientific methods or communication gaps between science and risk managers.

The Global Flood Partnership is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. Its aim is to establish a partnership for global flood forecasting, monitoring and impact assessment to strengthen preparedness and response and to reduce global disaster losses.

More than 300 people from 6 continents are member of the GFP and more than 90 organizations have been represented during the GFP Annual Meetings.

If you would like more information on the conference, and to get involved contact


The GFP Steering committee is composed 10 members from key GFP organizations:

  • Peter Salamon, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Albert Kettner, Dartmouth Flood Observatory
  • Roberto Rudari, CIMA Foundation
  • Mark Trigg, University of Leeds
  • Huan Wu, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Erin Coughlan de Perez, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre / Tufts University
  • Frederiek Sperna Weiland, Deltares
  • Beth Tellman, Cloud2Street / University of Arizona
  • Lara Prades, World Food Program
  • Sagy Cohen, University of Alabama