The APFM Team attended FLOODrisk 2016, the third European Conference on Flood Risk Management, which was held in Lyon, France from 18-21 October 2016. FLOODrisk brought together researchers, policy makers and practitioners across the globe, providing them a platform for sharing their experience in flood risk analysis and innovations in risk management.
The conference was a good opportunity for APFM to learn about innovations and touch base with current partners, as well as to enhance its visibility among and explore synergies with potential partners.
The sessions focused on characterizing flood hazard, consequences and flood risk; risk reduction and management; flood event management; and decision making, policy and governance. A number of innovative approaches were presented during the conference, such as amphibious architecture, evacuation modeling, smartphone applications for disseminating live information on flood risks to citizens, and e-learning tools to improve the resilience of small businesses.