27 March, 09.30-10.30
Planning for Urban Flood Resilience through Blue, Green and Grey Glasses
This presentation will introduce urban flood resilience in the wider context of resilience across the water cycle and how it fits into the way we should look at planning in cities under changing climatic extremes. This will be based on research findings from latest pilot cities being studied as part of the City Water Resilience Framework. It will explore the importance of thinking through blue, green and grey infrastructure and its role in urban flood management at the planning stage solutions and how scale can influence how these are implemented.
Three examples of best practice in urban flood management from around the world will be shared. One city where extreme flooding has been managed through large scale grey infrastructure and increasingly through blue-green infrastructure as part of a planning process. A second, where an innovative challenge to a conventional flood defence solution at the planning stage has preserved the citizen connection with the river. It is also far more in-tune with nature, allowing full flows through the channel under extreme flood conditions. A third city where consideration is being given through planning to green infrastructure to soak up stormwater and ‘make space for water’ through blue corridors where flood resilience is being designed into buildings and infrastructure.
Full combined conference programme here.
SE Asia and Africa’s leading shows for meteorology technology and addressing the impact of extreme weather & flooding set to grow again in 2019. Key theme of InterMET Asia and InterFLOOD conferences & exhibitions for 2019 is big challenge of rapid urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities
The 6th InterMET Asia and the 2nd InterFLOOD Asia will once again be co-located in Singapore (from 27-28 March 2019) and aiming to build further on the successful 2018 events.
These are the largest exhibitions & conferences for South East Asia and Africa dedicated to innovations in meteorology technology and forecasting services across the public and private sectors, and to the use of meteorology, hydrology and engineering to manage, mitigate and build resilience to the impact of extreme weather & climate change-related events.
Today’s flood management 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.
Supported by The World Bank, debut event InterFLOOD Asia 11-12 April Suntec, Singapore will bring together the who’s who from the world of flood, hydrology and disaster management, with a world class conference, free international exhibition and free workshop programme, alongside a series of networking receptions and events throughout the week.
Co-located with the fifth edition of InterMET Asia, which brings together the global weather and climate industry, InterFLOOD Asia will embrace the areas which are common to both sectors, as well as focus on specific flood related issues.
The first edition of InterFLOOD Asia is set to make an impressive debut from 11-12 April 2018 at Suntec Singapore.
Running alongside the fifth edition of InterMET Asia, the extreme weather event, InterFLOOD Asia focuses on the challenges and consequences presented by climate change and rapid urbanisation.
A two-day conference, free hands on workshops and an international exhibition of flood management companies will offer professionals from the private, public and economic sectors the opportunity to discover the latest thinking on how to anticipate, mitigate and manage flooding impact.
An insightful two day conference programme includes world class speakers with first-hand experience in forecasting, mitigation and recovery. Key issues which will impact designing, planning and constructing future proof flood infrastructure and early warning systems will be examined via case studies and discussion. Sessions will cover issues such as the role of big data in forecasting and management, structural solutions, non-engineering solutions, technical certification and recovery processes.
The international exhibition hosts a range of leading flood management products, services and technology, including Arup, Royal Haskoning-DHV, Parafoil, FM Global, Ericcson, Geodesign and Satellite Catapult.
Mott MacDonald, the leading global environmental and engineering consultancy, is to participate in InterMET Asia and InterFLOOD Asia – the extreme weather and flood resilience events for South East Asia, Africa, and the Pacific – which will take place in Singapore from 11-12 April 2018.
While the focus of InterMET is the application of hydrology and meteorology to mitigate and manage the increasing impact of extreme weather & climate change on economy and society, and to develop effective early warning systems, the InterFLOOD focus is on innovations in thinking, funding, technology and design of flood resilient critical infrastructure.