The Global Flood Partnership meeting 2017 took place on 27 - 29 June 2017 in Tuscaloosa (AL), USA, hosted by NOAA - Office of Water Prediction - National Water Center in collaboration with UCAR/COMET and the University of Alabama.
The objective of the Global Flood Partnership is the development of flood observational and modelling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally. It brings together all relevant communities (from scientific, government, humanitarian, and private stakeholders) to provide operational, globally-applicable flood forecasting, monitoring and risk evaluation tools and services to complement and provide added value to national capabilities.
The 2017 theme was “From hazards to impacts” and participants had the opportunity to showcase their latest relevant research and activities. As usual, the advances and success stories of the Partnership were reviewed and the next steps to further strengthen the GFP were discussed.
As in the past meetings there were various opportunities for participants to present their work, exchange ideas, and turn it into a lively and successful meeting. This included a "Marketplace of Ideas" session, "Ignite" talks, Problem-solving session, workshops, poster pitch session and breakout groups.
Furthermore, we are working on an outcome document which will also be posted here.
The Global Floods Partnership Steering Committee,
Sagy Cohen (Host)
GFP 2017 Logistical Information:
The meeting took place at the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. The meeting venue is the North Lawn Hall (NLH; https://goo.gl/maps/mceJVMDRe422) on the UA campus, 2-min walk from the National Water Center (NWC; http://water.noaa.gov). Parking is available near the NLH but require a daily pass (available upon request from Sagy Cohen - firstname.lastname@example.org).