Looking forward to seeing you at ICFM5, Tsukuba-Japan (27-29 September 2011)


What is ICFM?
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 ICFM? 
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 "Defenceā€ 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 event.
For more information on past events, please visit ISFD4 web page.