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

Asia's first dedicated flood conference & exhibition - catch the early bird price now!


EVENT LATEST: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Mott MacDonald, and UK Flood Partnership join as InterFLOOD Asia 2018 Exhibitors and Official Supporters



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.

Book your conference place >>

NOTE: Early-bird rate ends 31 January. Preferential rates are available for bona fide academics.

View the conference programme >>


Meet some of the InterFLOOD conference speakers ...

Martun Gazak, System Development Manager, MicroStep-MIS
Topic: Impact of the climate change on extreme river floods in the 21st century - A case study for the Danube River in Bratislava

Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Chair in Project Management and Resilience, Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC), University of Huddersfield
Topic: Building business resilience to flooding and extreme weather

Tim Hill, Research Director, Eco-Business Research
Topic: Flood controls in SE Asia. The impact of climate change on the economies and people of Southeast Asia

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
  • 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
  • Mathias Steck, EVP and Regional Manager APAC, DNV GL Digital Solutions
  • 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: Cloud Based Operational Flood Early Warning System
Speaker: Hanneke  Schuurmans, Leading Professional Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV
Session: Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience - Non-structural, natural and 'green' solutions

Data is fuelling our world. Never before in the history of mankind have we generated, collected and exploited more data. For decades the biggest challenge for hydrologists was to retrieve data, nowadays our biggest challenge is to transform this big data into information to end-users. In this talk a state-of-the-art cloud based flood early warning system is presented.

The engine behind this system is a fully 2D model which is capable to handle the highly detailed Lidar data, predicting the water depth within streets.  Outcomes of the model together with meteo forecasts, data from gauging stations and webcams are presented in a dashboard which enables pro-active response to upcoming flood events.


Supporter & Exhibitor Preview - the UK Flood Partnership

The UK Flood Partnership (UKFP) was conceived to support the growth of a high quality, UK wide flood defence industry. It provides a unique forum for engagement, representing the first ever attempt to bring together like minded organisations to help tackle one of the biggest natural threats we face.

By bringing together key public and private sector stakeholders, the Partnership aims to ensure best practice is disseminated and a standards framework adopted.

Through the introduction of an Innovation Exchange, which provides a unique platform for the sharing of ideas from both inside and outside industry, UKFP aims to facilitate discussion between a diverse range of industry influencers and external experts from both the UK & overseas, ultimately opening up funding routes and delivering the best ideas to market.


Conference booking is now open

Book your conference place >>

NOTE: Early-bird rate ends 31 January. Preferential rates are available for bona fide academics.

View the conference programme >>


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

Tuesday, 10 April

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 how public and private enterprise can best engage to implement early warning systems and build resilience.


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 us here >>


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, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Chung Ah Engineering Pte Ltd, Crane Materials International (CMI) Ltd, Crisis Response, 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, The UK Flood Partnership, The Water Network, Watergate Flood Solutions 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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