University of Iowa


Eighth International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM8)

"Lowering Risk by Increasing Resilience"

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
August 17 - 19, 2020

We are now accepting Final Paper Submissions

Update regarding ICFM8 email address. Please direct your correspondence to: 
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The National Science Foundation has awarded, to the University of Iowa, the grant: "Support for Young Investigator Participation at ICFM8".
More information for interested Graduate Students and Post-doctoral applicants.


 The 8th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM8) offers a platform to discuss a range of flood related issues and stimulate progress in the management of flood risk.

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Key Dates & Registration

Key Dates

Abstract submission:
July 15, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Notification of acceptance:
February 14, 2020

Full paper submission:
February 15, 2020 - May 29, 2020




Early-bird registration:
September 15, 2019 - May 3, 2020

Standard/student registration:
May 4 - July 17, 2020

Late registration:
July 18 - August 3, 2020

Early-bird: $590
Standard: $690
Student Early-bird: $350
Student Standard: $450
Single Day: $275

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The 8th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM8) seeks to further advance global research, practice and policy in flood management. With an emphasis on ‘resilience’, the theme for ICFM8 marks the further progress of integrated approaches to flood management which were first embraced as the International Symposia on Flood Defence (Kassel 2000, Beijing 2002, Nijmegen 2005 and Toronto 2008), the precursor of the subsequent ICFM series (ICFM5 - Tokyo, 2011; ICFM6 - São Paulo 2014; ICFM7 - Leeds, 2017).

ICFM8 will be held in Iowa City, Iowa, USA on August 17 - 19, 2020, and will be hosted by the Iowa Flood Center, a research group of the century old IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR) at The University of Iowa.  The theme of ICFM8 is ‘Lowering Risk by Increasing Resilience’ and will focus on building resilience into current and future flood management strategies and approaches as envisioned by the United Nations programmatic documents Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sendai agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) adopted in 2015. The conference is an integral part of the week-long centennial celebrations at IIHR.

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