The International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) is the
only recurring international conference wholly focused on flood related issues. It
is designed to bring together practitioners and researchers alike, including
engineers, planners, health specialists, disasters managers, decision makers, and
policy makers engaged in various aspects of flood
management. It provides a unique opportunity for these various specialists to
come together to exchange ideas and experiences.
Background: How its
name changed from ISFD to
The 5th International Conference on Flood Management
(ICFM5) marks the continued advancement of flood management
practices and policies around the world. The name change from "Defence” as used
in the previous four events to "Management" is reflective of the more
integrative approaches to flood management that nations are increasingly
employing. The first International Symposium on Flood Defence (ISFD), held in
Kassel, Germany in 200, with each
successive event in
Beijing 2002 and Nijmegen 2005.
The 4th International Symposium on Flood Defence (ISFD4) held
in Toronto, Canada in May 2008. Four consecutive ISFD events
emphasized flood defence measures with evolving towards more integrative approaches,
including risk, vulnerability and capacity building.
ICFM5 (Tsukuba, 27-29 September 2011): From Risk to Opportunity
The ICFM5 theme
is "Floods: From Risk to Opportunity", reflective of the continued trend
towards a broader understanding of how we collectively make use of the
opportunities provided by floods and flooding, cope with risks posed by them
and plan for and respond to flood events. ICFM5 will be held in
Tsukuba, Japan on 27-29 September 2011, and will be organised by the
International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
under the auspices of UNESCO and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport
and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan.
Please visit ICFM5
web site for
more information on future
For more information on past
events, please visit ISFD4 web page.