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International Conference on Drought Research and Science-Policy Interfacing.

Date: 
10-13 March 2015
location: 
Technical University of Valencia

From 10th to 13th March 2015 the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) will be hosting the International Conference on Drought Research and Science-Policy Interfacing. The event aims to discuss drought related research and the advances on response policies in order to foster the development of Drought Policies. Three consecutive thematic sessions will focus on three main drought issues:

Webinars complete

All 6 of the IWRM-net second call projects are now complete with just the finishing touches to the final reports of Water Cap and Trade and IMPACT now left. It is the beginning of the end for the scientific coordination project.

CONHAZ - GUIDANCE FOR ASSESSING FLOOD LOSSES

FLOOD RISK, ECONOMIC LOSSES, STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVMENT, VULNERABILITY, SUSCEPTIBILITY Innovative aspects and advantagesThese guidelines are strategic in nature; they are not a ‘cookbook’ which would enable a detailed flood loss assessment to be undertaken in each one of the 27 countries of the European Union.

website: 
http://conhaz.org/outcomes-1
abstract: 
These guidelines support in assessing the losses due to floods and target those who have to make a decision in which the cost of an actual or potential flood event or potential event is a determinant. There are many such stakeholders and many potential decisions in which an assessment of the cost of flooding is relevant. It is these different needs that these guidelines seek to address. For these guidelines, the starting point is what is understood to be the future of natural hazard risk management: a focus on achieving sustainable development through stakeholder engagement, where sustainable development requires resilience to floods.
Project or Programme: 
Research Project

WADI - SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL FRESH AND TRANSITIONAL WATER BODIES: A SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF CHANGES AND TRENDS TO ENHANCE AND SUSTAIN STAKEHOLDER BENEFITS

COASTAL TRANSITIONAL WATERS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT ECONOMICAL ANALYSIS SOCIAL BENEFITS This volume presents the Proceedings of the International Conference of the WADI project held in Malta, 5-8 November 2008, at the end of the project itself. The Proceedings illustrate some of the outcomes of the WADI project that focused on six case studies represented by water bodies in the Mediterranean coastal area (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt).

website: 
http://www.fupress.com/scheda.asp?idv=1857
Project or Programme: 
Research Project

HYDRATE - GUIDELINES FOR ADVANCING FLASH FLOOD FORECAST IN UNGAUGED BASINS

FLASH FLOODS, FLOOD FORECASTING, HYDROLOGIC MODELS, RADAR OBSERVATION, FLOOD WARNING Innovative aspects and advantagesThe main innovation is the flood forecasting in ungauged basins through the application of the ANALOG approach, which is an adaptation method which builds upon the synoptic forecasts provided by numerical weather prediction models (NWP).

website: 
http://www.hydrate.tesaf.unipd.it/Index.asp?sezione=PRProjectResults&Pagina=PRReports.asp
abstract: 
Guidelines for: · development of precipitation forecasting techniques capable to provide input forecast for flash flood events; · development of regionalization procedures for flash flood forecasting in ungauged basins; · linking local distributed and semidistributed threshold-based hydrologic models to the largerscale explicit soil moisture accounting models used operationally by the river forecast centres; · development and testing of a region-wide system based on model flood ranking for early distributed flash flood
Project or Programme: 
Research Project

ROOMFORTHERIVER - EFFICIENCY OF NON-STRUCTURAL FLOOD MITIGATION MEASURES: "ROOM FOR THE RIVER" AND "RETAINING WATER IN THE LANDSCAPE"

HYDRAULICS, HYDROLOGY, NUMERICAL MODELLING, PROTECTION STRATEGIES, RESTORING FLOODPLAINS,RISK ASSESSMENT, SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSES This project focuses on a comparison of the efficiency of non-structural flood mitigation measures.

website: 
http://www.bfw.ac.at/crue/cruenet.advanced_search_5_detail?
Project or Programme: 
Research Project

SUCA - RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN SMALL URBAN CATCHMENTS

FLOOD RISK, SMALL URBAN CATCHMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT, MITIGATION STRATEGIES, PLANNINGSYSTEMInnovative aspects and advantagesThe innovation stands in the form of the report, which is intended as a ready-to-use guide directly addressed to decision-makers. Another innovation point is taking the small urban catchments as the scope of the research, while most of the projects focus on river basins.

website: 
http://suca.wb.tu-harburg.de/index.php?id=445
abstract: 
This report is addressed to decision-makers, and is articulated in the following key points: - Land-use control - Flood preparedness - Contingency measures - Empowering the public In particular it is centred on the definition of non structural measures, resumed in two main groups: - Flood resiliance Measures (FReM) - Flood Probability Reduction Measures (FPRM)
Project or Programme: 
Research Project

VIVACE

FRAMEWORK FOR PARTICIPATORY AND INTEGRATED SELECTION OF RESOURCE EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES IN RAPIDLY DEVELOPING URBAN AREAS The tool has consolidated various research results obtained in different EC funded and other projects. The tool has been tested in two case studies in Latin America and it hence is adapted to needs of real life context in mainly developing economies. 

abstract: 
The framework is comprised of different components for sustainability assessment: It uses scenario development as tool to raise awareness amongst stakeholders, feasibility studies to identify technically feasible options, integrated assessment to evaluate their economic, social and environmental impact and decision support tools to identify the most sustainable option(s).
Project or Programme: 
Research Project
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