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22-24 June 2021 - Virtual Conference

4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management

Science and practice for an uncertain future

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Note: all times are in Central European Summer Time

Tuesday 22 June 2021

 9:30 - 10.00
Plenary: Live Opening Ceremony
Chair: Rektor Józsa János
Vice-Chair: Frans Klijn
  • 9.30 - 9.40:
    Prof. Józsa János, Rektor - BME
  • 9.40 - 9.50: The FLOODrisk conference series – the journey so far
    Dr. Jonathan Simm - HRW
  • 9.50 - 10.00: How to get the best out of the FLOODrisk 2020 conference
    Mrs. Estelle Morris - Samui
10:00 - 10:30
Sponsors Presentations
Chair: Rektor Józsa János
Vice-Chair: Frans Klijn
Presentations from our Sponsors
10:30 - 11:00
Exhibition Presentation Session 1
 11:00 - 12:30
Plenary: Plenary Session 2
Chair: Anouk te Nijenhuis
Vice-Chair: Rémy Tourment
  • Development of flood risk in the past and in the future
    Guenter Bloeschl - TU Wien andEGU chair of
  • Measuring community flood resilience across the globe
    Reinhard Mechler - IPCC and IIASA
  • Supporting flood risk management in Europe - overview and recent developments
    Peter Salomon - JRC
12:30 - 13:30
Exhibitor Presentation Session 2
13:30 - 15:45
Theme 4: Flood mitigation and integrated water management
Chair: Dr. Laurens Bouwer
Co-Chair: TBC
  • An assessment of best practices of extreme weather insurance and directions for a more resilient society - Dr paul hudson
  • The benefits of conserving foreshore vegetation - Mr Timothy Tiggeloven
  • International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features - Dr Todd Bridges
  • Poster: Role of urban wetlands in flood control in tropical middle cities - Mr Humberto Tavera Quiroz
  • Poster: Sponge cities and sustainable drainage systems: sharing best practice in China and the UK - Ms Lisa Stewart
  • Poster: Impact of river interventions on flood water levels near river bifurcations - MSc Matthijs Gensen
Theme 6: Ethical issue, governance and a new social contract?
Chair: Prof. Lindsey McEwen
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Control over one’s environment? Leveling political capabilities to advance procedural justice in Flood Risk Management - Lieke Brackel
  • Methods to Account for Social Vulnerability in Flood Risk Management Decisions - Mr Jarl Kind
  • Poster: Coping and adaptation to coastal erosion and flooding and the role of local social capital. The cases of Keta and Ada along the Southeastern coast of Ghana. - Mr Sule Ayannor Issaka
  • Poster: Evaluation of vehicle instability risk in fords - Ricardo A. Bocanegra
Theme 1: Sea level rise, storm surge incidence, coastal development and subsidence
Chair: Prof. Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • How climate change induced storm clusters affect water levels along the Dutch coast - Prof.Dr Suzanne Hulscher
  • Storm Surge Contributions to Flood Hazards on Canada's Atlantic Coast - Mr Mitchel Provan
  • Influence of water depth on wave overtopping: physical and numerical tests - Mr Paul van Steeg
  • Assessing flood levels in shallow lakes - Dr. Tamas Kramer
  • Poster: Effect of storm climate trends and uncertainties on Dutch levee design - Dr Jacco Groeneweg
  • Poster: On the choice of storms for flood risk and safety assessment - Dr. Sofia Caires
  • Poster: Effect of sea level rise on the overtopping of UK coastal defences - Dr. Dominic Hames
Theme 3: Flood events and flood disasters: cases and accounting 1
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Flood risk management in Hungary - Dr Laszlo Balatonyi
  • On the transferability of the French methodology for flood damage assessment to economic activities. - Miss Marta Galliani
  • Sentinel data for flood disaster monitoring and assessment: case studies in Romania - Dr Gheorghe Stancalie
  • Poster: Assessment of Agricultural Damage under Different Simulated Flood Conditions - Mr Md Nurul Kadir
  • Poster: Understanding human behaviour dynamics for better prediction of flash flood social impacts: Insights from post-flood surveys analysis - Mr Javed Ali
  • Poster: Flood Damage Assessment in Support of the Definition of Risk Mitigation Strategies: The Case of Lodi - Ms Daniela Molinari
  • Poster: Flood Impacts across Scales: towards an integrated multi-scale approach for Malaysia

led by Laszlo Balatonyi and Gheorghe Constantin

The Preparedness and response activities in the Danube Region session aims at introducing the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) Environmental Risks Priority Area (PA5) and its Disaster Management Working Group (DM-WG). The focus will be tailored to preparedness and response activities, with special focus on Tailings Management and related initiatives of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) Accidental Pollution Control Expert Group (APC EG). The session will be concluded by sharing the latest information about possible funding instruments to achieve better preparedness and more effective response in the region.

  • Introduction: of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Environmental Risks Priority Area (05) Dr. László Balatonyi / Gheorghe Constantin
    • Challenges in the Danube Region –
    • Strategic partnership in the Danube Region: EUSDR PA5 – Dr. László Balatonyi
  • Preparedness and response:
    • Remote sensing, as one of the potential technologies (Dr. Tibor Bíró, NUPS)
    • Case study of a tailing management facility disaster - consequences and overall effect on the Hungarian disaster response system (Kolontár, HU) tbc
    • The EUSDR PA5 Disaster Management Working Group – Zsolt Kelemen
    • Ongoing projects and funds related to Preparedness and response activities – Kinga Perge
  • Activities of ICPDR APC EG
    • Tailing Management in the Danube Region – Ádám Kovács

led by: Rémy Tourment and Elena Sossenkina

The session will commence with the following presentations:

  • General introduction on risk framework for levees and flood defences - Rémy Tourment
  • Combining deterministic and probabilistic approaches to make decisions - Dr Jonathan Simm
  • Decision making for flood risk management and for levee systems management - Elena Sossenkina and Dr Mike Sharp

This will be followed by questions and answers and open discussion stimulated by the presentations

15:15 - 17:30
Theme 4: Education and public engagement 1
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: Ms Eva Bogdan
  • Creative participatory river ‘daylighting’: working with children as hydrocitizens in visioning future adaptations to local flood risk - Prof. Lindsey McEwan
  • A comparison of preferences in flood risk communication from the perspective of Dutch and English residents - Ms Karin Snel
  • Innovation in addressing engagement challenges for climate change adaptation - Dr Kate Kipling
  • Enhancing flood risk governance and resilience with a serious role-playing game as an educational and engagement tool - Dr. Eva Bogdan
  • Poster: Reducing flood risk in agricultural land based on participatory monitoring data - Mrs Tiaravanni Hermawan
Theme 4: Flood mitigation and integrated water management (2)
Chair: Prof. Bas Jonkman 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Effectiveness of flood retention basins under hydrologic uncertainty - MSc Joost Pol
  • Accounting for peak attenuation in flood risk management in the River Meuse, the Netherlands - Dr Nathalie Asselman
  • Innovative tools for improving flood risk reduction strategies: the FLORIS project - Prof. Giuseppe T Aronica
  • Towards a research agenda for sustainable sediment management in the Rhine River Basin - Dr Ralph Schielen
  • Poster: Flood Risk Management that is Sensitive to its Surroundings - Mr Tom Fitzpatrick
  • Poster: Odra River Basin Flood Protection Project - implementation of the flood risk management plan - Mr Rémy Tourment
Theme 5: Planning and practicing for flood events
Chair: Dr. Frédéric Grelot 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Emergency Flood Control – Large-Scale Testing and Cost Analyses of Sandbag Schemes and Alternative Mobile Protection Systems - Prof. Baerbel Koppe
  • Quantitative assessment of evacuation measures in flood-prone areas - Bas Kolen
  • Web and App-based management of flood emergency plans at local entities level - Mr Javier Loizu
  • Poster: Debris flow non-structural mitigation measures and its spatial distribution in Taiwan - Researcher Chih Hao Hsu
  • Poster: BresDefender: A potential emergency measure to prevent or postpone a dike breach. - Ir Danny Janssen
  • Poster: Risk-based decision-making in case of a threat for flooding - MSc Joost Stenfert
  • Poster: Regional guide lines for flood risk assessment and emergency response: participatory approach and IT tools for risk management. - Engineer, PhD Tiziana Bisantino
Theme 2: Demographic developments and community resilience
Chair: TBC 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Assessment of the resilience of Barcelona urban services in case of flooding. The RESCCUE project - Dr Beniamino Russo
  • The effect of improved mortality functions and evacuation insights on loss-of-Life risk assessments - Dr Karin de Bruijn
  • A new model for consideration of flow velocity in flood damage and loss prognosis - Dr-Ing Holger Maiwald
  • Bayesian multilevel modelling of residential flood losses to improve model transferability - MSc Guilherme Samprogna Mohor
  • Poster: Flood vulnerability of Marginal Communities in the Kosi Floodplains North Bihar - Mr Ranjeet Sahani
  • Poster: Resilience Index of Flood Prone Communities in Ibadan, Nigeria - Dr Felix Olorunfemi
  • Poster: Practical indicators for road infrastructure resilience to flood risks in France, case study of Nantes Ring Road network - Ms Zhuyu Yang
Theme 3: Deteriorating flood defence infrastructure
Chair: Dr. Meindert Van 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Advances in Levee Reliability Assessment Using Transient Seepage and Slope Stability Models to Simulate Levee Performance during Storm Events - Dr. Martin Schultz
  • An Overview of Current Knowledge and Challenges in Predicting Breach Through Dams and Levees - Dr Mark Morris
  • The Effect of Transitions on the Probability of Dike Failure by Overtopping Waves - Ms Vera van Bergeijk
  • The failure probability of grass erosion due to wave overtopping. A case study of the Afsluitdijk, The Netherlands - Dr Jord Warmink
  • Poster: Industry Research into Dam and Levee Breach Erosion Through Coarser Grained Materials - Dr Mark Morris

led by: Adrian Schmid-Breton and Jan Kruijshoop, International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR)

What are the water management challenges facing (international) river basins and what can they do to meet them? What can (international) river basins do to prepare and adapt to future changes? 

Organised and moderated by the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine, the oldest international environmental river commission in the world, and accompanied by other river basin organisations from all over Europe this session address the issue of preparing (international) river basins for the effects of socio-economic and climatic changes, with consequences on discharge (floods, low water & droughts), the use of the water and water availability. To answer these challenges a strong cooperation within river basins is fundamental. Collaboration between river basins themselves could be also highly beneficial. The session goes beyond solely managing flood risks.

After an introductory presentation by the ICPR on the new integrated Rhine 2040 programme and the work related to CC and (quantitative) water resources management, the participating basin organisations and international institutions will share their experiences on future challenges and ongoing programmes/projects in the form of a round table discussion and Q&A. Possibilities for further (international) interbasin exchange and cooperation will be explored. 

In addition, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions to the various organisations present and to participate in the debates. Questions submitted beforehand by the public will be addressed within the session. Additionally questions from the audience can be asked via chat during the session.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

 9:00 - 10.30
Plenary: Plenary Session 3
Chair: Peter Torma
Vice-Chair: Sally Priest
  • Modelling chain and results of generating Future Weather, rainfall-discharge modelling, river routing and the derivation of future river discharge regimes in a large catchment (exemplified for the Rhine). Summary of the joint work of a number of (inter)national (mainly German and Dutch) expert scientists and agencies on this as well as sketch a perspective for future research and application.
    Mark Hegnauer - Deltares
  • Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Mitigation and the Evaluation of their Co-Benefits: Examples from the Danube River Basin
    Francesca Perosa - TU Munchen
  • Systemic flood risk management planning: accounting for risk-distribution across flood-protected areas and deeply uncertain hydraulic interactions.
    Alessio Ciullo - ETH Zurich, CH
10:45 - 12:30
Theme 6: Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Floods Directive
Chair: Dr. Heidi Kreibich 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Evaluating past and future flood risk reduction in the Rhine river basin - Mr Adrian Schmid-Breton
  • Flood risk management in the Czech Republic: lesson learn for the future - Ms Pavla Štěpánková
  • Evaluation of the improvement of flood protection infrastructures in Hungary in light of the EU 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods and further options for flood risk mitigation - Dr Örs Antal
  • An advanced framework of flood risk management: The outline - Prof. Jochen Schanze
  • Poster: Flood risk management in Hungary
Theme 4: Flood defence asset management 1
Chair: Annemargreet de Leeuw
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Existing levee system economic evaluation methodology - Mr Edouard DURAND
  • Serious gaming as an innovative means for handling complexity in flood risk reduction - ir Frank den Heijer
  • Enhancing the resilience of levee systems with methodological developments - Mr Marc Igigabel
  • Risk Informed Decisions for Levees - Dr Michael Sharp
  • Poster: The four components to combine flood protection with other functions - MSc Richard Marijnissen
  • Poster: Daily and seasonal deformations of a Dutch Levee along a tidal river and during dry and wet conditions. - Dr Meindert Van
Theme 1: Increasing rainfall and changing river regimes 1
Chair: Prof. Ján Szolgay
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Spatio-temporal mapping of European floods of record - Prof. Attilio Castellarin
  • Design flood assessment on the upper Rhine using historical data and accounting for discharge uncertainty - Dr Michel Lang
  • A simple conceptual model for coupled hydrological-hydraulic modeling in large basins with significant flood-propagation effects. - Mr Eduardo Garcia Alonso
  • Causes of heavy tails in flood peak distributions - Prof. Bruno Merz
  • Poster: River-dike-floodplain system Interactions and temporal dynamics for large-scale flood risk assessment - Mr Mostafa Farrag
  • Poster: Climate change allowances, non-stationarity and flood frequency analyses - Mr Adam Griffin
Theme 5: Earlier warning and better forecasts 1
Chair: Prof. Thomas Kjeldsen
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Flash flood impacts nowcasting within the PICS project (2018-2022): End-users involvement and first results - Dr Pierre Javelle
  • A tailor-made 1D hydrodynamic modelling solution for flood forecasting on the Danube catchment - Dr Zoltán Liptay
  • Cross-border flood warning and forecasting in the Raab river valley - Dr Tamas Kramer
  • Poster: Toward a user-based fast running method for coastal flooding forecast and early warning - Ms Deborah Idier
Theme 2: Critical infrastructures and international dependencies 1
Chair: Prof. Matthijs Kok 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Flood risk assessment in underground transport systems in a context of climate change - A case study of the Barcelona metro system - Mr. Edwar Andres Forero Ortiz
  • Investigating the Importance of Critical Infrastructures’ Interdependencies during Recovery; lessons from Irma Hurricane in Saint-Martin’s Island. - Rita DER SARKISSIAN
  • Continuous assessment of the resilience of critical infrastructure: the Nantes ring road flood experimental scenario - Hélène Dolidon
  • Poster: Young investigator group on improving the flash flood resilience of critical infrastructures: benefiting from interdisciplinary experience - Dr. Sebastian Golz
  • Poster: Flood hazard associated with extended linear infrastructures: a simplified methodology to assess and manage it - Alessio Domeneghetti
Special Session: Life loss assessment
led by: Paul Risher, Jason Needham, Karin de Bruijn, Woodrow Fields and Bas Jonkman
12:30 - 13:30
Exhibitor Presentation Session 3
13:30 - 15:30
Theme 6: Decision making and adaptation 1
Chair: Prof. Jochen Schanze 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Long term flood risk management: Exploration of options for the Rhine River Delta under sea level rise scenarios - Dr Karin de Bruijn
  • Climate Adaptation in Ireland - Mr Wolfram Schluter
  • Framework for climate proofing of flood risk management strategies in Finland - Mr Antti Parjanne
Theme 4: Flood defence asset management 2
Chair: TBC 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Detection of seepages and monitoring of structural changes in earthen embankments by FO DTS - Ing. Filip Čejka
  • Predictive condition-based monitoring for low utilisation motor driven flood risk management infrastructure - Mr. Owen Tarrant
  • Investigation and assessment of interfaces with earthen levees - Dr. Jonathan Simm
  • A method to assess the failure probabilities of river levees based on Elicitation, Calibration, Aggregation, and Debiasing of expert judgement (IeCAD) - Pr Laurent PEYRAS
  • Poster: Self operating flood barriers: engineering application of hydrostatic principles for civil protection in an uncertain future - Dr Antonis Toumazis
Theme 5: Earlier warning and better forecasts 2
Chair: Prof. Thomas Kjeldsen
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Introducing of Forecasting system and improvement of decision-making system in flood protection - Mr Tamás Belovai
  • Operating Integrated Observatory Systems in the Mediterranean Sea for Early Warning - Mr Lőrinc Mészáros
  • Operational river ice and water temperature forecasting on the Hungarian Danube reach - Dr Zoltán Liptay
  • Poster: Early warning system for flood forecast: from numerical weather prediction to an interactive web service - Assis. Prof. Paulo Fernandez
  • Poster: Transposition of a flash flood forecasting model developed for Mediterranean and Pyrenean catchments to river basins in Luxembourg - Dr Audrey Douinot
Theme 3: Flood events and flood disasters: cases and accounting 2
Chair: Dr. Andre Paquier
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Post-event Flood Damage Surveys: A New Zealand Experience and Implications for Flood Risk Analysis - Mr Ryan Paulik
  • Monitoring highly dynamic flood events: The Helmholtz initiative MOSES - Prof. Bruno Merz
  • Poster: Abnormal rainfall, extreme riverflow and disastrous flood in a tropical state of India - Dr Shadananan Nair
  • Poster: Business Interruption lessons learned from the 2013 Central European Floods - Dr Panagiotis Rentzos
  • Poster: Cloudburst Flash Flood Modelling: A case study - Dr Anil Kumar Lohani

led by: András Kis and Gábor Ungvári
Contributors: Lenka Slavíková, Nejc Bezak, Thomas Hartmann, Piotr Matczak

The Land4Flood community of scholars and practitioners is based on the shared understanding that the recent demand for flood defense by nature based solutions can only be accomplished if the engineering, legal and economic aspects of planning are considered as a comprehensive implementation process.

The special session will be built on the Land4Flood knowledge-network development, provides insight from this broadening pool of experience for the experts of the flood defense field and raises the awareness about the critical points of interconnections that can thwart successful realization flood risk mitigation.

led by: Maria Pregnolato and Luke Prendergast

Sessions format:

  • Short keynote presentation (Dr Prendergast)
  • minute presentations from each attendant
  • Discussion over a theme or break-out rooms over multiple themes e.g.
    • Scour modelling
    • Scour management
    • Decision-support
    • Prevention/mitigation
    • Monitoring
    • Sensors/approaches to detect scour
    • Visual inspection assessment strategies
    • Alternative assessment strategies
    • Climate change related scour modelling
    • Network resilience
    • Combined damage modelling (scour and other damage) 
15:00 - 17:30
Theme 6: International co-operation in river basins
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: Ms Eva Bogdan
  • Flood Risk Management in the Danube River Basin – Transboundary Cooperation in the frame of the ICPDR - Mr Clemens Neuhold
  • Adaptive asset management for flood protection: A perspective from the North-Sea Region - Mr Paul Sayers
Theme 3: Future risk assessment 1
Chair: Dr. Eric Gaume 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Probabilistic loss modelling supports flood risk assessment under changing conditions - Dr Heidi Kreibich
  • Analysis of uncertainty and sensitivity of coastal flood risk - Mr Ben Gouldby
  • Poster: Application of Big Data Methods in a Comprehensive Multi-Model Chain for the Assessment of Future Fluvial Flood Risk - Ms Verena Maleska
  • Poster: Index-based flood risk assessment in Denmark: An adjusted approach with focus on vulnerabilities - Ms Kaija Jumppanen Andersen
  • Poster: Flood risk impact factor considering uncertainty in flood damage estimation - Prof. Masaru Morita
  • Poster: Dike failure, sedimentation and uncertainties: a dynamic view of flood risks in the Koshi River, Nepal - Dr julien Oliver
Theme 4: Building resilience 1
Chair: Annemargreet de Leeuw 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • A theory of 5R-layer framework for urban flood resilience – a basis for alternative planning practice, Taipei case study - Miss Fang-yu Hu
  • Floating and amphibious houses: A creative use for our valuable flood plains? - Prof. Edmund Penning Rowsell
  • How does culture affect individual adaptation to climate-driven floods? - Mr Brayton Noll
  • Poster: Living with floods and land management strategies in Nepal - Ms Zuzana Boukalova
  • Poster: Guidelines on Reducing Vulnerability of Buildings to Flood Damage – The Spanish view - Mrs Elena Martínez Bravo
  • Poster: A flood resilience observatory in French Polynesia: results and research perspectives from the ILOTS project - Prof. Damien Serre
  • Poster: Promoting flood resilience on building level: the flood adaptation certificate - Dr Sebastian Golz
Theme 2: Urbanization, economic development and inequality
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • People, not just places: Expanding social vulnerability indices by social-psychological factors - Dr. Sebastian Seebauer
  • Development of Vulnerability Module for Inland Flood CAT Models in Central European Countries - Ms Raulina Wojtkiewicz
  • The “Flood Damage Models” repository - PhD Daniela Molinari
  • Poster: Flood depth-damage curve estimates in the Pamplona metropolitan area (Spain) - Mr Luis Mediero
  • Poster: A comparative analysis of flood damage models: lessons learnt and future challenges - Ms Chiara Arrighi
  • Poster: Adoption of Cross country factors for flood Vulnerability Modelling of Residential Structures - Dr Panagiotis Rentzos
  • Poster: Vulnerability assessment in flood-prone areas of Mainland Portugal - Assis. Prof. Paulo Fernandez
  • Poster: Flood vulnerability of buildings in US: A perspective through claims data - Raulina Wojtkiewicz
  • Poster: Flood risk vulnerability of Mallorca Island: an economic approach based on the territory values - Dr Maurici Ruiz
Theme 1: Increasing rainfall and changing river regimes 2
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Debris-flow risk assessment to support mitigation design on Cheekeye River, British Columbia, Canada. - Kris Holm
  • 2013 Monsoon Floods of Uttarakhand in India: What we have learnt from this event? - Dr. S.K. Sharma
  • Estimation of extreme flooding based on stochastic weather generators supported by a regional precipitation study and non-systematic flood data - Carles Beneyto
  • Poster:Hydrological modelling of Chenab catchment using satellite based rainfall estimates - Mr Biswa Bhattacharya
  • Poster: Evaluation of HEC-HMS model for runoff simulation in a Mozambican and French catchments - Mr Helder Guta

Led by: Harm Rinkel, Stephanie Janssen & Ellen Tromp

Across Europe, the countries need to take measures – part of the EU Water Framework Directive – to protect the hinterland from flooding, such as dike reinforcement projects. At some locations, this appears to be difficult, partially due to the perceived challenges and hurdles around the Natura2000 legislation. Different approaches are followed both within and between countries. It is worth the effort to enhance the learning on these approaches in an attempt to safeguard both the threatened species and habitats as well as the inhabitants from flooding.


16:00     Opening and introduction 
16:20     Case study presentations & Discussions 
17:00    Group work – sharing experiences and best practices in combining Flood Risk Management and Natura2000
17:20    Session closure and next steps 

led by: Wout de Vries and Ludolph Wentholt

This special session is an open invitation to join us in a coalition of the willing to arrive at the International Handbook for Emergency Response to Flood Risk. It can also be seen as a stepping stone towards the International Community of Practice of Flood Fighters.

16:00   Introductions - Participants to enter in chat function their name, organisation, country, topics of interest
16.10   Interactive introduction, including topics Why a Handbook,  Experience so far, Initial thoughts on the table of contents, Target audience, Expected outcome.
16:35   Practical aspects (interactive): How to arrive at a coalition, Position and future use of the Handbook, Proposed way of working, Roadmap to kickoff, other items to be considered.
17:00   Further discussion
17:30   Closure

Thursday 24 June 2021

9:00 - 11:00
Theme 5: Disaster management: response and recovery 1
Chair: Bas Kolen
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Telecommunication systems used in crisis management – current status, needs and potential development areas - Mrs Karolina Pieniowska
  • International Handbook for Emergency Response to Flood Risk: A call for collaboration - Mr Bart Vonk
  • Reorganization of local institutions in Saint-Martin after hurricane Irma - Dr Gwenael Jouannic
  • DAREnet: A practitioner network to strengthen flood resilience in the Danube River region - Dr Christian J. Illing
Theme 3: Deteriorating flood defence infrastructure
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Geophysical and geotechnical data fusion for protection dikes characterization - Theo Dezert
  • Internal Erosion Breach Model Review and Validation - Dr Mark Morris
  • Degradation of grass revetments: a comparison of field observations and structured expert judgement - Mr Wouter Jan Klerk
  • Poster: A simple spatial variability model applied to dike system assessment of slope stability - Mr Daniël Kentrop
Theme 1: Hazard monitoring and scenarios
Chair: Prof. Panagiotis Prinos 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Investigating ways to predict channel changes to inform flood risk management now and in the future - Mrs Hayley Bowman
  • The use of historic flood events to reduce uncertainty in future flood frequency predictions: a bootstrap method - MSc Anouk Bomers
  • Improved Prediction of Atmospheric Rivers That Drive Flood Damages in the Western United States - Dr Cary Talbot
  • Flash flood risk assessment for the German federal trunk road network - Ms Kerstin Büche
  • Improving Situational Awareness for Floods: Monitoring Using Satellite Data in the Boreal Region - Juval Cohen
  • Poster: The effect of depth-duration-frequency model recalibration on rainfall return period estimates and perceived flood risk - Lisa Stewart
Theme 3: Hazard and risk mapping 1
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Acknowledging residual risk behind dikes: Examples from the USA, Quebec (Canada) and France - Dr Anna Serra-Llobet
  • Assessing direct flood damages using open data in diverse urban environments - Dr Dominik Paprotny
  • Poster: Considering 3D-objects within a 2D hydraulic modelling approach of pluvial flooding events - Mr Matthias Stork
  • Poster: Pilot project EroL: Erosion events caused by heavy rainfall in Markgräflerland- Recommended actions for affected communities - Ms Jessica Kempf
  • Poster: Pluvial flood risk assessment for the downtown area of Shanghai - MSc Qian Ke
  • Poster: National Flood Mapping - Indicative fluvial flood map for Ireland - Mr Conor Galvin
Theme 3: Future risk assessment 2
Chair: Prof. Attilio Castellarin
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Current and future flood risk in the Danube region using an open loss modelling framework - Mr Kai Schröter
  • Impacts of climate change on regional flood risk in Queensland, Australia - Ms Amanda Cheong
  • Next generation exploration of UK future flood risks: High resolution climate, population and adaptation futures - Mr Paul Sayers
  • Hierarchical Bayesian approach to predictions from synthetic flood loss functions - Ms Nivedita Sairam
  • Poster: An assessment of future flood risk in the Awash Basin, Ethiopia to the 2050s - Mr Paul Sayers
  • Poster: Review of state-of-the-art computational software for quantifying flood risk in coastal cities - Miss Yifan Zhang
  • Poster: Large-scale flood risk assessment and management: prospects of a systems approach - Mr Kai Schröter
  • Poster: When physical vulnerability meets hazard: A simplified approach to assess flood risk in Historic Urban Areas - Mr Tiago Ferreira
Theme 4: Flood mitigation and integrated water management (3)
Co-Chair: Koen van Hattum
  • How can we plan resilient systems of nature-based mitigation measures in larger catchments for flood risk reduction now and in the future? - Barry Hankin
  • Operating and optimising multifunctional urban flood protection - Lake Phoenix Dortmund - Mr Georg Johann
  • Modifying flood risk management in England to meet the needs of a changing future - Ms Emily Clarke
  • Tailored Flood Risk Management: how to design a site- and culture-specific strategy? - Prof. Dr Frans Klijn
  • Poster: How about the dikes? Managed realignment in progress at the Hedwige-Prosperpolder - Ms Kim van den Hoven
  • Poster: Integrated Catchment Based Solutions - Ms Stephanie Dufour
  • Poster: The potential of reservoirs for both flood control and irrigation in the Sebou River (Morocco) - Mrs Benchbani Ikram
10:30 - 12:30
Theme 5: Disaster management: response and recovery 2
Chair: Prof. Panagiotis Prinos 
Co-Chair: Koen van Hattum
  • HEIMDALL: a technological solution for floods and multi-hazard management support - Stephanie Battiston
  • Towards a power outage driven response curve for modelling households evacuation decision-making: An empirical study of 2016 and 2018 floods in the Ile-de-France Region (France) - Dr Abla Mimi Edjossan-Sossou
  • A qualitative study of the impacts of flooding on the health and wellbeing of professional responders - Dr Sally Priest
  • Data integration for rapid flood mapping and impact assessment - Mr Kai Schröter
Theme 6: Decision making and adaptation 2
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: Koen van Hattum
  • Flood Adaptability Assessment in Low-lying Cities for Coping with Climate Change - Dr Yuto Shiozaki
  • Examining the practical use of Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways in Danish Municipalities - Miss Mie Thomsen
  • Building Back Better Critical Infrastructures in a flooding context: Proposal of an operational approach - Mr Anas Dabaj
  • Coping with flood risk adaptation in Mediterranean countries: evidences, uncertainties, strategies and limits - Prof. Maria Carmen Llasat
  • Poster: Climate-Proof through Flood-Proof: Learning Better Defence in the ‘Living Lab’ of the Hedwige and Prosper Polder - Mr Ludolph Wentholt
Theme 4: Education and public engagement 2
Chair: Prof. Lindsey McEwen 
Co-Chair: Lieke Brackel
  • Heavy rain impacts on buildings in urban areas: a case study from Dresden - Dr Sebastian Golz
  • New style flood risk management with faster hydrological models. From a practitioners perspective. - MSc Joost van der Hammen
  • Enhancing flood risk governance and resilience with a serious role-playing game as an educational and engagement tool - Ms Heather Murdock & Dr. Evalyna Bodgan
  • Poster: Advances in amphibious retrofit construction for flood risk reduction for vulnerable populations - Dr Elizabeth English
Theme 3: Hazard and risk mapping 2
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Comprehensive flood risk analysis at your fingertip through cloud-computing and standardized approach - Mr Matthijs Bos
  • Pluvial flooding: hazard mapping and derivation of impact indicators - Dr-Ing habil. Regine Ortlepp
  • Poster: Raster-based model for pluvial flood hazard assessment in urban areas: Hierarchical Filling-&-Spilling - PhD Caterina Samela
  • Poster: Review of state-of-the-art computational software for quantifying flood risk in coastal cities - Miss Yuyang Shao
  • Poster: Comparative Evaluation of Multivariable Micro-Scale Flood Loss Estimation Models for Companies - Mr Lukas Schoppa
  • Poster: Forecasting river flood extent operationally using real-time 2D modelling - Dr Tamas Kramer
  • Poster: Sensitivity analysis of first floor height from ground level in assessing storm surge risk in Great Britain - Dr Mithun Saha
Theme 4: Building resilience 2
Chair: Dr. Frédéric Grelot 
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Assessing resilience to floods in an holistic perspective in French Polynesia - Prof. Damien Serre
  • A Resilient Leadership for Resilient Cities - Mr Cheick Fousseni Diaby
  • Adaptation pathways and path dependencies: Insights into past and future decision-making in flood risk management - Dr. Sebastian Seebauer
  • Poster: How to reduce the impacts of pluvial flooding: Results of a household survey in three German municipalities - Ms Lisa Dillenardt
  • Poster: Enhancing flood resilience of building constructions: a new compendium for insurers and their clients - Dr Sebastian Golz
  • Poster: Innovation to elevator maintenance for flood-prone buildings utilizing information and communication technology - Ms Jiduo Xing
  • Poster: Flood proofing measures cost-efficiency analysis for hydraulic risk mitigation in an urbanized riverine area - PhD Ugo Ventimiglia
  • Poster: The Concept of Grand Design for Flood Adaptable City in Katsushika City, Tokyo - Dr Takaaki Kato

led by: Jonathan Simm, Jaap Flikweert, Matt Arthur

Transitions between levees (earthen flood embankments) and other hard structures are areas of weakness within an overall system of flood defences and can be found at any location, on or within a flood defence where there is a change in flood defence structure or of protection revetment (slope or crest, road, etc.), in an internal cross section and in the construction or foundation materials. The transition typically promotes the processes of internal and external erosion. If these processes are undetected, or left unchecked, they can ultimately lead to flood defence failure and breach. This special session outlines the results of UK research on the inspection, performance assessment and management of transitions. There will be plenty of time for discussion to explore experiences of attendees related to transitions, to compare different approaches in Europe and elsewhere to their assessment and management and to identify future research needs.

12:30 - 13:30
Exhibitor Presentation Session 4
13:30 - 15:45
Theme 3: Hazard and risk mapping 3
Chair: Dr. Michel Lang
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Improving urban flood estimation and flood risk assessment using landscape metrics - Mr James Miller
  • Identification of River Defences from Digital Terrain Models using Deep Learning - Dr David Wood
  • Road networks vulnerability under compound flooding from rainfall and storm surge - Dr Mohammad Fereshtehpour
  • Poster: Uncertainty estimate of flood hazard for an extreme flood - Mr André Paquier
  • Poster: An efficient point cloud database for flood risk analysis - Mr Haicheng Liu
  • Poster: Flash Flooding Susceptibility in the Wetlands of Tahirpur Upazila, Sunamganj District, Bangladesh - Mr Rajib Kumar Saha
  • Poster: Interdisciplinary approach to flood risk and the Consequence of Flooding - Ms Eva Suarez
  • Poster: Development of flood mapping techniques and their efforts on flood assessment and management in European coastal cities - Zhuyu Yang and Maria Fabrizia Clemente
Theme 4: Flood defence asset management 3
Chair: Dr. Youssef Diab 
Co-Chair: Joost van der Hammen
  • Managing drought effects on levees in England and The Netherlands - Dr Marcel Bottema
  • The new French regulation on flood protection works: consequences on risk management - Mr Rémy Tourment
  • Sustainable Dredged Sediment Management to Support Storm Risk Management - Dr Joseph Gailani
  • Game based transformation of flood defence management authorities - Jeroen Rijke
  • Poster: DataBeach: Machine learning and probabilistic methods for soft coastal protection design and maintenance - Dr Aline Pieterse
  • Poster: Upcycling of local soil for sustainable levees in the Netherlands - MSc Carolin Briele
Theme 6: Policy appraisal and investment planning
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Shifting from asset damage to well-being loss within flood risk management - MSc Koen van Hattum
  • Mapping resilience-building attempts to explore intra-floods reorganisation processes: Insights from recurrent flooding of the Seveso River (Milan, Italy) - Ms Irene Bianchi
  • A framework to assess integration in Flood Risk Management Policy and Practice: Lessons from England and Serbia - Miss Lydia Cumiskey
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Feasibility Studies for Prioritization of Structural Measures in main river systems of Spain - Mrs Elena Martínez Bravo
  • Poster: Flood risk assessment of the City of Calgary considering flood control barrier performance - Florence Mainguenaud
  • Poster: Keadby Terminal Assisted Outfall Pumping Station – Lessons learnt and a Blueprint for Strategic Asset Management in the Future - Mr Andrew Fenna
Theme 2: Critical infrastructures and international dependencies 2
Chair: TBC
Co-Chair: TBC
  • Flood impact on critical linear infrastructures - Dr Chiara Arrighi
  • Development of a flood damage model for urban drainage networks - PhD Daniela Molinari
  • Flooding impact on bridges and roads: from asset- to network-level - Dr Maria Pregnolato
  • Poster: Fragility Assessment of Highway Bridges Subject to Flood-Induced Loads and Scour - Ms Züleyha Kanpara Cıvaş
  • Poster: Examining the Operational Aspect of Pedestrian Evacuation Modelling; A case study of Ras-Baalbek flash floods–Lebanon. - Dr Rita Der Sarkissian

led by: Dr Clare Twigger-Ross, Dr Simon McCarthy, Dr Jonathan Simm, Paula Orr and Rolands Sadauskis

There is much discussion around the involvement citizens and communities in the delivery of flood resilience. This interactive session draws on recent review work from England looking at the role of citizens and communities in flood and coastal erosion risk management activities, specifically in terms of managing uncertainty and future risks through adaptation and transformation (proactive resilience) to examine what the future of communities’ and citizen’s involvement might look like, the challenges and opportunities. The session will consist of:

  1. Current and possible futures for communities and citizens (Dr. Clare Twigger-Ross, CEP)
  2. Discussion in small groups: futures, challenges, opportunities (All)
  3. Challenge Panel and discussion on   Communities’ and citizens’ involvement challenges and Opportunities – Where next? – Key experts from different perspectives in FCERM including Prof Lindsay McEwen
  4. Round up and final points
Special Session: Interactive session on urban flood resilience - exploring the role of critical infrastructure and stakeholder engagement

Led by: Karin de Bruijn, Heather Murdock, Shristi Vadya and Dr. Evalyna Bodgan

Urban areas are very vulnerable to floods and risk management in such areas is complex. In the event of a flood people and businesses in the urban environment often depend on the ability of the city and higher levels of government to cope. There are, however, many actors that need to be involved including not only water specialists and emergency managers but also urban planners, critical infrastructure operators, and the local community as a whole. This session will explore how damage and disruption can be reduced in a workshop format with consideration of the role of critical infrastructure and network effects using the Circle tool. This will include:

  • Presentation on urban flood resilience  (Dr. Karin de Bruijn)
  • Workshop session using the CIrcle tool (Heather Murdock & Shristi Vadya)
  • Debrief session (Dr. Evalyna Bodgan)

We invite anyone interested in enhancing urban flood resilience to join this participatory session. 

16:00 - 17:30
Plenary: Closing Ceremony
Chair: Peter Bakonyi
Vice-Chair: Jonathan Simm
  • TBC
    Caroline Douglass (TBC) - UK Environment Agency
  • TBC
    Clemens Neuhold - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Austria
  • From Convention to Action: Managing a Shared Basin - past and future
    Ivan Zavadsky - ICPDR
  • Awards best poster/ best paper / best presentation
    Frans Klijn - Deltares
  • Why Budapest – setting the scene in Hungary from a scientific point of view
    Tamás Kramer - BME
  • Evaluation of the conference, thanks and closing
    Frans Klijn - Deltares

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