Global Flood Partnership 2017 Conference: From hazards to impacts - Save the date!

We are pleased to announce that the next Global Flood Partnership meeting will take place 27 - 29 June  2017 in Tuscaloosa, US, hosted by the National Water Center and the University of Alabama.

The objective of the Global Flood Partnership is the development of flood observational and modelling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally. It brings together all relevant communities (from scientific, government, humanitarian, and private stakeholders) to provide operational, globally-applicable flood forecasting, monitoring and risk evaluation tools and services to complement and provide added value to national capabilities. 

This year’s theme is “From hazards to impacts” and participants will have the opportunity to showcase their latest relevant research and activities. As usual, we will also review the advances and success stories of the Partnership and discuss the next steps to further strengthen it (e.g. through regional GFP conferences). 

The details of the meeting including a link for registration, a draft agenda and logistic information (hotel reservation, airport transport, bus shuttle, etc.) will be communicated to you in the coming weeks or can be found here: http://gfp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Conferences/2017-GFP-Conference. There is no registration fee. The number of participants may be limited based on available resources. 

Please save the dates and prepare for a useful and stimulating meeting in Tuscaloosa!
Feel free to circulate this preliminary announcement to any interested colleagues. 

Global Floods Partnership Steering Committee


By Gabriele Mantovani     Feb. 14, 2017, 11:49 a.m.