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A collection of meetings, conferences and other events organized by members of the GFP or where the GFP is represented.

Jun 2017
Tuscaloosa, USA

Global Flood Partnership 2017

The Global Flood Partnership took place on 27 - 29 June 2017 in Tuscaloosa
National Water Center

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.

Download the presentations of the 2017 GFP meeting

Furthermore, we are working on an outcome document which will also be posted here.

The Global Floods Partnership Steering Committee, 

Peter Salamon
Bob Brakenridge
Sagy Cohen (Host)
Erin Coughlan
Mark Trigg
Roberto Rudari
Yang Hong
Ana Prados

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; on the UA campus, 2-min walk from the National Water Center (NWC; Parking is available near the NLH but require a daily pass (available upon request from Sagy Cohen -  


Starting time: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:00
Ending time: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:00
City: Tuscaloosa, USA
Address: (AL), USA hosted by NOAA - Office of Water Prediction


Join us in the defining, shaping, structuring and launch of the Global Flood Partnership