Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response 2010 (FRIAR 2010)

Venue: Milan

Location: Milan, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2010 End Date/Time: May 28, 2010
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Flooding is a global phenomenon that claims numerous lives worldwide each year. In addition, many more people must endure the homelessness, disease and crop failures that are left in the wake of floods. The increased frequency of flooding in the last few years, coupled with climate change predictions and urban development, suggest that these statistics are set to worsen in the future. When flooding occurs in populated areas, it can cause substantial damage to property as well as threatening human life.

Apart from the physical damage to buildings, contents and loss of life, which are the most obvious impacts of floods upon households, other more indirect losses are often overlooked. These intangible impacts are generally associated with disruption to normal life as well as longer term health issues including stress related illness.

The conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners actively involved in improving our understanding of flood events including risk management and mitigation, as well as emergency response and many other related issues. The meeting will bring together engineers, scientists and other professionals from many countries involved in research and development activities in a wide range of technical and management topics related to flooding and its devastating effects.

The conference has been reconvened following the success of the first meeting held at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London in 2008.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners, researchers and all others interested in the topic of flooding to meet in order to exchange experience and ideas.

Conference topics:
- Flood risk analysis and vulnerability assessment
- Flood risk management and mitigation
- Flood defence methods
- Urban flood management
- Flash floods
- Coastal flooding
- Flood case studies
- Integrated catchment management
- Risk assessment and decision making
- Rehabilitation and restoration
- Innovation in building and infrastructure resilience
- Early warning and emergency systems
- Public perception of floods
- Financial and insuring issues
- Health and social aspects of flooding