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.
World class conference opening sessions, shared with InterMET
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organisation will open the overall event in person on 10 April, after high level discussions with key members of the Global Weather Enterprise, who will be attending InterMET Asia and InterFLOOD Asia
The next day, a line-up of global speakers will open the InterFLOOD Asia conference, including Dr Sheldon Drobot, Principal - Noble Causes, Environmental Solutions, Harris; Professor Alan Thorpe, Visiting Professor, University of Reading; Dr Erik Andersson, Deputy Director of Forecasts, ECMWF Public Private Partnership in weather forecasting and Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire Global
Topics in the opening session will include:
The second day’s opening session will include Dr Harinder Ahluwalia, President of the International Forum of Meteorological Societies (IFMS); Steven Trewhella, Non-Executive Director UK Flood Partnership; Professor Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director and Water and Pollution Science Director, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK; Ian Allison, Global Head of Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald and Jack Hayes, Consultant, International BD, Baron.
Topics on the agenda for day two include:
Focused InterFLOOD Asia conference
Following the joint opening sessions, the programme continues each day with a line-up of topics aimed specifically at flood professionals, including:
InterFLOOD Asia speakers include Jolanta Krispin-Watson, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank; David Wilkes, Associate Director, Arup; Ina Lambert, Associate Program Officer, UN Climate Change Secretariat; Mike Bergin, Regional Director and Dasarath Jayasuriya, General Manager Public Safety, BOM; Nyoman Prayoga, Flood Resilience Program Manager, Mercy Corps; Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV; Ian Allison, Global Head Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald (Singapore); and Marcel Marchand, Specialist in coastal zone and flood risk management, Deltares.
International exhibition and global supporters
Key names from the flood management sector will be exhibiting at the event, showcasing the latest products, technologies, tools and systems. Exhibitors include Avradel, Arup, Crane Materials International, Dameasy Flood Barriers, Ericsson, FTS Inc, Pietrucha, Rainman Desalination, Satellite Applications Catapult and Sommer.
Sponsors include AquaFence, FM Global, Royal HaskoningDHV, Baron and Parafoil. Supporters and partners include Mott MacDonald, UK Flood Partnership, Acclimatise, CEH, RIMES, NEA and MSS.
A series of free workshops will run during the two days of the event, covering:
VENUE AND DATES
Conference 09:30 -18:00
Exhibition 10:00 - 18:00
Reception 18:00 - 19:30
Conference 09:30 -17:00
Exhibition 10:00 - 17:00
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