Experiences on recent flood risk analyses presented during the V Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (May 2017)

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Cancun, Mexico, organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction.

It is the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

It features a high-level dialogue which brings together senior government officials, including heads of state and government, ministers, mayors and parliamentarians and leaders from the private sector, science and civil society.

During this event, Adrián Morales presented “Quantifying flood risks to support decision-making: The Tegucigalpa case”, as part of the IGNITE STAGE session.

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Presentation during the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (May 2016)

III Jornadas de Ingeniería del Agua (JIA 2013)

The III Conference on Water Engineering (JIA 2013) will take place in Valencia on October 23-24, 2013.

In its third edition, the JIA conference will be organized by the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).

The JIA conference is one of the most important discussion forums on hydraulic engineering in Europe.

This event will be a great opportunity for researchers and professionals in this field to meet together and share experiences and knowledge.

Contributions from researchers and professionals, related to the design, construction and management of water and energy infrastructures, will be presented, following five different themes:

  1. jia-banner2River dynamics, reservoirs, estuaries and wetlands.
  2. Hydrology and water management.
  3. Water and the city.
  4. Hydraulic infrastructures.
  5. Protecting against water risks.

Sessions will be conducted in Spanish.

Further information can be found in the JIA 2013 website.

FLOODrisk 2012 has ended, looking forward to FLOODrisk 2016

The FLOODrisk 2012 conference, held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), has come to an end. The event, coordinated by Deltares, HR Wallingford, Samui and FloodControl2015, was a great success by all accounts.

Floodrisk Game AwardIt had over 500 participants, from 37 different countries covering all regions of the world. During three days (20-22 November 2012), all attendees had the opportunity of participating in 34 technical sessions, 13 special sessions and 4 plenary sessions, as well as 3 poster sessions.

Participants also had the opportunity to visit the stands of 20 exhibitors and be informed of some remarkable new developments, new technologies and new research and findings by a number of European projects.

Yo may find further information by following this link to the FLOODrisk 2012 website.

News: “Dutch test-levee experiment helps strengthen U.S. levees, dams”

Civil engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (The Netherlands) were part of an international research team that collapsed a full-scale dike in The Netherlands last month. The test dike was embedded with advanced sensors and traditional measurement instruments, and results of the study are expected to help validate powerful new technologies for monitoring the health of aging flood-control infrastructure.

The study was led by Dutch research institute Deltares, in partnership with Rensselaer and fourteen other companies and universities from around the world. It was the research team’s third full-scale levee test collapse this summer.

Results will be presented at the Flood Risk Conference in November 2012, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Source: Homeland Security News Wire – 25 Sept 2012

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FLOODrisk 2012 conference

Following the successful FLOODrisk 2008 conference held in Oxford (UK), the 2nd European Conference on FLOODrisk Management (FLOODrisk 2012) will be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 20-22 November 2012.

FLOODrisk 2012 will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across the world to share experience and progress made in flood risk research and policy and management practice.

FLOODrisk 2012 will include contributions from a variety of National, European and International flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice. In particular, the applicability of to flood risk management practice, and the influence of policy on research and practice will be considered.


The detailed programme is already available here.

News: “Flood Risk”

UK’s biggest inland flood defence opened in Nottingham

A new £45 million flood defence, which will protect more inland properties than any other in England, was opened today in Nottingham by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

Stretching along a 27 kilometre stretch of the River Trent, from Sawley to Colwick, the flood defence will protect 16,000 homes and businesses, as well as roads and factoriesat the heart of the communities.

The flood defence has been funded by Defra and built by the Environment Agency, working closely with the local community, Nottingham City Council, Natural England and other local partners.

Source: www.defra.gov.uk 13 September 2012

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Blog Inauguration

Dear visitor,

This website, the Blog of Risk Analysis and Critical Infrastructure Management, is proposed as a new platform where we would like to start sharing with you news, events and updates on dam risk analysis and critical infrastructure management.


You will find several categories where we will post periodically news and relevant information:

–          Risk analysis
–          Critical infrastructures
–          Dam safety
–          Dam security
–          Flood risk

All of you are welcome to participate in this web with your comments, recommendations, press release, etc. which will be of interest to all those related to this field.

You may contact us and suggest new content by sending an email to jecasrod@upvnet.upv.es.