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Eighth International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM8)

"Lowering Risk by Increasing Resilience"

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
August 9 - 11, 2021

 

Extraordinary times require extraordinary actions:

THE IN-PERSON ICFM8 EVENT IS CANCELLED!

However, we will do our best to continue and use as much as possible of the work toward ICFM8. The following activities are underway:

  • Publication of a book of ICFM8 abstracts - August 10, 2021
  • Organization of an ICFM8 devoted webinar – “Lowering Risk by Increasing Resilience” -  August 10, 2021
  • Publication of a WATER Journal Special Issue (or issues) from submissions to ICFM8.
  • Organization of a series of ICFM webinars on ICFM8 special session topics that can be delivered in the already well-established format of the ICFM webinar series.

 

Please find below the cancellation announcement issued by the Ad-hoc Committee of the International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events worldwide to be cancelled or postponed (from Olympics to professional meetings) due to imposed restrictions on travel and large gatherings.  Many events have been modified to remove a live audience or be purely held over teleconference. However, not everything is cancelled: relationships are not cancelled; reading is not cancelled; dedication is not cancelled; imagination is not cancelled; conversations are not cancelled; and HOPE is not cancelled.

This year has been marked with reflection and change - some days feel good, and others feel strange.  We are learning to work differently. We try to tune out the stress, but sometimes life still feels like a mess. We are trying to find ways to turn negatives into good and deal with new problems that we thought we never could. We are prevented from travelling and meeting in person.  Our plans for ICFM8  have not been like we expected, but we’ve found new ways to stay connected. We have to make tough decisions. Things will get better because they usually do.

Unfortunately, this is to inform you that our best effort to proceed with an online ICFM8 delivery failed, and we have to cancel the in-person ICFM8.  The LOC of ICFM8 worked very hard on the conference until now, and we are very thankful for their effort. We will do our best to continue and use as much as possible of the work toward ICFM8. The following activities are underway:

  • Publication of a book of ICFM8 abstracts - August 10, 2021
  • Organization of an ICFM8 devoted  webinar – “Lowering Risk by Increasing Resilience” -  August 10, 2021
  • Publication of a WATER Journal Special Issue (or issues) from submissions to ICFM8.
  • Organization of a series of ICFM webinars on ICFM8 special session topics that can be delivered in the already well-established format of the ICFM webinar series.       

We hope that all of you will consider continuing to be part of the ICFM8-related activities. A follow-up communication with detailed instructions will reach you from the Exordo ICFM8 conference management system. All the corresponding authors of abstract submissions will have to confirm their agreement to continue with ICFM8 Book of Abstracts publication.

Your response is required by May 15, 2021!

 

Update regarding ICFM8 email address. Please direct your correspondence to: 
ICFM 2020 (iihr-icfm2020@uiowa.edu

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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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 9 - 11, 2021, 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. 


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