Managing the impact of extreme weather and flooding
Flooding in Asia is a dramatically increasing problem. InterFLOOD Asia 2018 is a timely new event that will tackle the issue head on.
The show focuses on mitigating and managing the potentially catastrophic impacts of extreme weather and climate change on vital infrastructure, including water, energy, communications, agriculture and transport, as well as vital social infrastructure such as health and education.
Co-located with the highly successful InterMET Asia meteorological event - now in its 5th year - the show will feature a trade exhibition, a high quality international conference, and a number of free to attend workshops.
Top level support is provided by the World Bank and the GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery).
InterFLOOD Asia is aimed at public, commercial and financial organisations with responsibility for designing, planning, funding and constructing resilient and adaptable urban infrastructure and related early warning and management systems, as well as suppliers of flood mitigation and disaster management products.
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“In the last decades, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region have been exposed to rising land and ocean surface temperatures and weather and climate events of increased intensity and frequency. The year 2017 is proving to be no exception to that trend.”
- Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the WMO at the opening of the WMO's Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore.
Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster prone region in the world. A person living in the region is almost twice as likely to be affected by a disaster as a person living in Africa, and 30 times more likely than in North America or Europe. In 2013 alone, natural disasters affected more than 57 million people and caused US $128 billion in damages. (source: UN ESCAP)