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September 9, 2020

Join us at the GFP Web Sessions

Dear GFP participants,

As you know, we unfortunately had to cancel the in-person GFP Annual meeting, which was foreseen to be held in Paris, this year due to the COVID pandemic situation.

However, to provide you with an opportunity to exchange latest scientific developments and user experiences, the GFP Steering Committee is organizing four GFP web sessions that will be held this fall on Nov 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Each session will start at 3 pm (UTC + 1 hour) and will last for two hours. Each session will include four keynote presentations followed by a moderated question and discussion session. The topics and descriptions of the session are described below.

If you are interested in providing a keynote presentation in one of the four sessions,  please fill out the expression of interest form:

Deadline for submitting the expression of interest is October 7th 2020. Note that the GFP Steering Committee will select and contact the keynote presenters directly with additional instructions.

The final agenda for the sessions with a registration link will be published at the end of October.

We hope to see many of you at our GFP web sessions!

The GFP Steering Committee


GFP web session description:

Global flood monitoring (EO) - Nov 4th 2020:

Despite much effort, monitoring floods and how floods evolve over time and space, is still a major challenge. This GFP session aims to review state-of-the-art in Earth Observations of flood methodologies and uncertainty assessments at different temporal and spatial scales. New findings on flood data fusion of various data sources (satellites, ground observations, drones), discussions on experimental to (semi) operational EO flood systems, and how best to provide flood information to the various end-users is of interest as well.

Global flood forecasting - Nov 11th 2020:

Global flood forecasting systems are an essential tool for improving flood risk management as they provide important complementary information through harmonized and river basin-wide predictions to a wide range of stakeholders from local to national authorities to international aid organizations. However, producing accurate and reliable forecasts globally, assimilating information from satellites or real-time observation networks, integrating impact forecasts or providing user-friendly visualisation products that enable better decision-making are only a few of the challenges in global flood forecasting with different lead times. This GFP session aims to present and review the latest developments, new approaches and datasets in the field of global flood forecasting.    

Global flood hazard and risk modeling - Nov 18th 2020:

Flood models are an integral tool for managing and reducing the risks associated with flooding. In the past decade, increased computing power and precision of remote sensing datasets has led to the development of global flood models. These models can provide flood hazard and risk maps in data-scarce countries where there is little local or national information about flood risk. In addition, they can be used for evaluating the benefits of flood protection investments globally or to determine changes in future flood risk due to climate change. This GFP session aims to present and review the latest developments, new approaches and datasets in the field of global flood hazard and risk modeling.

Flood resilience - Nov 25th 2020:

Flood vulnerability assessments help decision-makers and other stakeholders evaluate risk and consider the best options for adapting to the impact of flooding hazards. This session invites presentations on methodologies for measuring and mapping flood vulnerability. Presentations may address the physical (built and natural environment) and/or socio-economic vulnerability aspects for coastal or inland flooding. We also encourage submissions of real-life case studies on the implementation of these methodologies to build community resilience.


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