InterFLOOD Session 1
14:30 - 15:30
CHAIR: Charlie Stratford, Water Sector Engagement Manager, NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Natural Capital and Local Economies), UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Urban resilience, extreme weather & climate change. How the world's cities can be made more resilient in the face of the mounting hydrologically-based challenges of extreme weather & climate change.
- Dr David Wilkes, Global Flood Resilience Leader, ARUP
- Daniel Martens, Climate Resilience Lead, APAC, RHDV
Title: Climate change is transforming how people, communities and organisations co-exist.
Abstract: This new world demands a comprehensive approach to managing risk. In this presentation we will share how we can help industries, critical infrastructure owners, and the financial sector to reduce the impact of extreme weather, natural disasters and climate change before events occur – in order to secure reliability and predictability of delivery and operations, ensure the efficient and uninterrupted operations of assets, potentially reduce the costs of insurance and loans, and enable informed investment decision making.
- Yong Seek Ying, Asia Pacific Division Engineering Manager, and Dr Louis Gritzo, VP and Manager of Research, FM Global
Title: Flood: fate or fortune? You decide.
Abstract: Flood, by far, is the world’s most frequent hazard. Due to a warming climate, insurers and policyholders alike are more prone to flood events and adverse consequences, further exacerbated by expanding development, lack of resilient building design and the siting of facilities and infrastructure in flood-prone locations.
At this session, we’ll explore the variations of flood concerns globally, and how to use science-backed solutions that can help mitigate flood damage, as evidenced by case studies that demonstrated flood resilience. We’ll explore both passive and proactive flood-preventive measures, and discuss flood emergency response planning for businesses, municipality and residences.
We’ll examine how flood protection solutions are tested and proven to perform effectively under actual conditions - thereby eliminating the worry that, despite an investment in preventive efforts, the loss will still occur.
Finally, we’ll discuss a proposed approach that considers aggravated flood risk. This includes assessing options for future climate resilience and providing accessible and affordable risk-transfer products.
James Miller, National Government Business Development Manager for Esri Asia Pacific
Title: Building Resilience for the Next Crisis
Abstract: Community Planners have the responsibility to prepare for and mitigate challenges from acute shocks to chronic stresses to the built environment. Incorporating resilience strategies into designs helps communities deal with events that require emergency management such as natural disasters. Since location is a factor in every aspect of resilience planning, GIS is a mission-critical system that is used to create and analyze designs, collaborate with stakeholders, and justify policies that create community resilience in both the short and long term.