InterFLOOD Asia '18, Suntec, Singapore, 11-12 April 2018

Book now for InterFLOOD Asia 2018 – Asia's first dedicated flood conference & exhibition

EVENT LATEST: Parafoil joins Baron and Royal Haskoning as an InterFLOOD Asia 2018 sponsor. Parafoil has designed floodgate solutions for more than 150 building projects in Singapore.

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Booking is open for Asia's first dedicated flood management & mitigation conference

InterFLOOD Asia is a new event co-located with the established InterMET Asia extreme weather & climate services event

  • InterFLOOD Asia is about mitigating and managing the potentially catastrophic impacts of flooding caused by extreme weather and climate change on critical physical, economic and social infrastructure.
  • It's estimated that more than USD150 trillion in assets could be at risk from river and coastal floods and flash flooding by 2050, with Asia THE most exposed region.
  • The focus is on building resilience and adaptability to extreme weather & climate change.
  • The event is supported by the World Bank and the GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery).

What you will get from the 2-day conference

  • A clear insight into Asian countries' experiences in flood risk management, sharing of knowledge and best practice, and building flood resilience and adaptability.
  • Latest information on the use of 'structural' and 'engineering' solutions to manage and mitigate flood risk.
  • An understanding of non-structural – 'smart', 'natural' or 'green' – approaches to managing and mitigating flooding.
  • Gain a detailed insight into the use of meteorology & hydrology to inform resilient and adaptable design.
  • Information on different approaches to building resilient disaster recovery systems and services.
  • Learn about the latest innovations in flood mitigation, management and early warning technology.
  • Hear how business is building resilience and adaptability to flood (and other extreme weather) risks and impacts.
  • Understand how weather risk management insurance is being used to build business resilience.

How InterFLOOD Asia and InterMET Asia will work together

  • InterFLOOD will focus on the innovations in thinking, funding, technology and design of critical infrastructure, systems and processes that are resilient and adaptable to extreme weather & climate change.
  • InterMET will focus on innovations in use of hydrometeorology technology and data to forecast extreme weather hazards and in the development and implementation of impact early warning systems across all sectors and activities.

Added bonus – 2 conferences & 2 exhibitions for the price of one!

In 2018, InterFLOOD will be co-located with the 5th InterMET Asia Conference & Exhibition – the extreme weather & climate change event for Asia and the Pacific.

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NOTE: Early-bird rate applies until 31 January. All conference tickets include lunch and refreshments!

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Meet the InterFLOOD conference speakers ...

Dr Eugene Poolman, Chief Forecaster: DRR, South African Weather Service
Topic: Experiences and lessons learnt of implementing a regional flash flood guidance system in Southern Africa
John McHenry, Chief Scientist, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems
Topic: Flood Forecasting and an 'end to end hydrological decision support system for the advance detection and notification of potential flooding events
Marcel Marchand, Specialist in coastal zone and flood risk management, Deltares
Topic: The future of realtime hydrological forecasting.


The expert speakers to date include:

  • John Adams, Sales Director International, CMI Ltd
  • Ian Allison, Global Head Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald
  • Dr Erik Andersson, Deputy Director of Forecasts, ECMWF
  • Jonathan Barratt, CEO, CelsiusPro (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Dr. Senaka Basnayake, Department Head, Climate Change and Climate Risk Management (CCCRM), Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre
  • Mike Bergin, Regional Director – Western Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology    
  • Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Chair in Project Management and Resilience, Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), University of Huddersfield
  • Alan DeCiantis, Director of Product, Forest Technology Systems (FTS), Canada
  • Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital, Science and Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson, UK
  • Martin Gazak, System Development Manager, MicroStep-MIS    
  • Dr. Dasarath Jayasuriya, General Manager, Public Safety, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • Professor Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director and Water and Pollution Science Director, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
  • Marcel Marchand, Specialist in coastal zone and flood risk management, Deltares
  • John McHenry, Chief Scientist, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems
  • Jerzy Pietrucha, CEO, Pietrucha Group
  • Dr Eugene Poolman, Chief Forecaster: DRR, South African Weather Service    
  • Professor Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney
  • Gurudutt Prasad, Disaster Risk Consultant to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; Chief functionary/Disaster Manager to CADME
  • Nyoman Prayoga, Flood Resilience Program Manager, Mercy Corps     
  • Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Jason Smith, President, Presray Corp.    
  • Michael Sommer, Application Engineer/Sales Manager International, Sommer GmbH
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organisation    
  • Alex Thoms, Multinational Clients Leader, Willis Towers Watson, Singapore
  • Heerco Wallinga, Business Development Manager, Delta-Ohm
  • Dr. Philip Ward, Associate Professor, Deputy Head Dept. of Water and Climate, Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken (IVM) – Institute for Environmental Studies  

For full the speaker programme, visit here >>

The InterFLOOD conference schedule

11 & 12 April

Opening Plenary Sessions

Leading international experts will cover the most important issues at the start each day. The Plenary Sessions are shared with InterMET Asia.

Main InterFLOOD Asia Conference

The sessions include:

  • Perspectives on Flooding - meeting the challenges of extreme weather & climate change in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience 1 - Structural & Engineering Solutions
  • Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience 2 - Non-structural, 'smart' and natural or 'green' solutions
  • Technical Presentations - Innovations in flood mitigation and management
  • Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience 2 - Non-structural, 'smart' and natural or 'green' solutions
  • Resilient Disaster Recovery Systems
  • Resilient Emergency & Rescue Services

Conference Workshops

A full programme of complementary workshops held jointly with InterMET Asia will cover cover key areas including 'Building Business Reslience to Extreme Weather', 'Advances in Flood Forecasting', and 'Bringing Hydrology and Meteorology together'.

For full conference and workshop programme, visit here >>

Conference Preview

Topic: Building Resilience through Transboundary Flood Risk Management in Garang Watershed, Semarang, Indonesia
Speaker: Nyoman Prayoga, Flood Resilience Program Manager, Mercy Corps, Indonesia
Session: Perspectives on Flooding

Garang River, one of the largest rivers flowing with a catchment area of 204km, originates in Semarang Regency (an upstream area 1,192 MASL) and flows into downstream, the low-lying topography of Semarang City (6 MASL). During the rainy season, major precipitation events generate excess volumes of runoff across the catchment and overwhelming its flood protection infrastructure, threatening those who live along the watershed especially when the peak discharge is above 400m3/s.

Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) is contributing to build Semarang flood resilience through two programs that complement each other. Zurich Flood Resilience Program is focusing in the downstream area by establishing and strengthening disaster preparedness group and equip them with flood preparedness capacity and toolkit. MCI through Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) funding is focusing the intervention in upstream area. If upstream and downstream stakeholders are connected through effective trans-boundary coordination and identify shared interests in flood risk reducing measures, then they will invest in win-win solutions to enhance flood resilience.

Conference booking is now open

Book your conference place >>

NOTE: Early-bird rate applies until 31 January. All conference tickets include lunch and refreshments.

View the conference programme >>

For conference information, email: Ian Harper

Optional conference extra - 10 April

InterMET Asia-World Bank-GFDRR Special Sessions on Public-Private Engagement

The Special Sessions on Public-Private Engagement – organised in conjunction with the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery – have become an important contributing forum to the policy decisions of key international organisations, including the World Bank, the World Meteorological Organisation and the Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry Association. Here, members of the Global Weather Enterprise informally and candidly debate key issues such as the costs and availability of weather & climate data, the role of international regulation and standards, and the role of the private sector in public enterprise.

Delegates are invited to attend these Sessions but a fee is payable to cover lunch and refreshment costs. For details, email: Ian Harper

Call for papers

There are a very limited number of opportunities to present at the InterFLOOD Asia conference.

If you have an exciting topic you would like to present on which you believe would fit into the programme, then in the first instance email: Ian Harper

The InterFLOOD Asia Exhibition – an unprecedented opportunity to sell and to learn

Join us as an exhibitor to celebrate the launch of this new event - and receive a special introductory 25% discount.

The following big names are already on board:

Acclimatise, Aquafence, Aquobex,  Avradel Ltd, Bio-Pointe, Chung Ah Engineering Pte Ltd, Crane Materials International (CMI) Ltd, Crisis Response, Concrete Canvas Ltd, Dam Easy Flood Barriers, Forest Technology Systems, Geodesign Barriers, HydroMaster, Mott MacDonald, Nan Dao Engineering, Neptune Solutions Global Ltd, Parafoil, Pietrucha, Presray Corporation, Propex GeoSolutions, Royal Haskoning DHV, Shoothill, Sommer GmbH, StormMeister, The UK Flood Partnership, The Water Network, Watergate Flood Solutions, Wavin and more to come…

Calling flood affected enterprises and flood professionals – This is your chance to meet the technology companies offering solutions to address the increasing risks and impacts of extreme weather & climate change.

Calling potential exhibitors – This is an unprecedented opportunity to meet senior buyers and representatives of flood and extreme weather affected public and private enterprise.

Waste no time – To book your stand for InterFLOOD Asia 2018, email: Andy Ballagh or call: +44 1423 524545

NOTE: Preferential discounts are available

  • If you are a Singapore based company – Join the Singapore Pavilion.
  • For new exhibitors, associations – Preferential discounts apply

Ask for further details and we will send you the latest offering and list of exhibitors, floor plan, exhibitor booking form with prices, and sponsorship opportunities.

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