Managing the impact of extreme weather and flooding
Are you on top of the latest big data thinking, new approaches to funding and smart designs for critical infrastructure? Is your organisation resilient and adaptable to tomorrow’s challenges?
Rapid population growth and urbanisation, along with extreme weather and climate change are having major impacts, with potential catastrophic consequences for life, business and the economy. Asia is one of the world’s most exposed regions.
Today’s challenges demand a new way of thinking, a new way of funding and a new way of forecasting as weather patterns change and urbanisation increases.
InterFLOOD Asia, 11-12 April, is a timely new event, focusing on these challenges, offering you the opportunity to anticipate, mitigate and manage flooding impact via a two day conference, free hands-on workshops and an international exhibition of flood management companies.
Don’t get caught out: find the solutions your organisation needs to manage and mitigate the demands of a changing world, saving lives and reducing economic damage.
“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)