Panel of Experts including……

Dato’ Paduka Ir. (Dr.) Hj. Keizrul bin Abdullah, Chairman,Council of Wetlands International Malaysia;former Director General, Department of Irrigation & Drainage,, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Malaysia

Ir Hj Mohd Fauzi bin Mohamad, Deputy Director General, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM),Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

Dr Norlinda binti Mohd Dom, Deputy Director & Head of Humid Tropics Centre Kuala Lumpur, Department of Irrigation & Drainage,Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Malaysia

Prof Hj Ismail Abustan, Professor of Urban Water,Universiti Sains Malaysia,Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Wan Norhayate Wan Daud, Director, Centre for Strategic Planning & Quality Management, Universiti Sultan Zainal,Malaysia

Dr Siti Sarah Maidin, Faculty Member, Computing & Technology, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation,Malaysia

Dr Jazuri Abdullah, Faculty Member, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Assoc Prof Dr Arnis Asmat, Director, Community of Research (CoRe): Green Technology and Sustainable Development (GTSD), Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI), Universiti Technologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Liko Solangkoun, Deputy Team Leader, National Early Warning System Project, Department of Meteorology & Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MONRE),Lao PDR

Lemuel Ibanez-Manalo, Environmental Research Specialist,Interface Development Interventions Inc,Philippines

Caleb Aw, Business Development Manager, , OTT Hydromet GmbH, Singapore

Dr P. Suresh Babu, Director, Kalingu Consultancy, Singapore

Dr Iain Willis, Managing Director, JBA Risk Management, Singapore

Dr Ir Oswar Muadzin Mungkasa, MURP, Deputy Governor for Spatial Planning and Environment, Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta,Indonesia read more...

Future Malaysia
Protection, Response,
Recovery &
Drawing up of Flood Risk Management

24 & 25 April 2018 * Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia***

Conference 2018

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
DAY ONE (24 April 2018 )
08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Flood prevention strategy and update on flood prevention projects across Malaysia
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Flood risk management policy and strategic planning
11:00 Integrating recovery, rehabilitation plans as well as preparedness and response plans for efficient flood risk reduction
11:45 Developing a comprehensive strategies for flood risk management
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Evaluating the extent of flood risk and vulnerability and assess the capacity to response
14:45 Flood hazard mapping, risk communication and damage assessment
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Structural and non-structural flood management measures
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (25 April 2018 )
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Integrating recovery and rehabilitation plans with flood risk management strategies
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Constructing a state-of-the-art flood and rainwater drainage systems
11:00 Flood risk assessment and the need to consider complex interaction and providing robust assessment of the potential for flooding at new developments
11:45 Locating flood water retention sites using hydrodynamic and geospatial modeling and evaluating the reduction in flood inundation areas
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Flood damage mitigation policy: how to make it convincing to decision makers?
14:45 Developing an integrated flood management and governance - towards enhancing planning consideration for roads, highways, bridges and public works projects and infrastructures
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Flood forecasting, early warning systems and flood inundation mapping
16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Current flood protection, response as well as risk management strategies have yet to show any favorable sign of managing flood crisis effectively and efficiently, as it is a cause for concern that the flood related damages are showing an alarming trend with significant increased in the risk, frequency and intensity of floods across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific including Malaysia. As for Malaysia, what about reviewing a permanent solution to flood disaster? In the wake of the most recently flooding, Penang is paralyzed by floods, are there any other appropriate options available to mitigate the flood crisis? All these critical issues will be discussed at this Conference

Flood is a weather-related hazard causing catastrophic damage that is affecting all countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific including Malaysia. Question has been raised over how responses to flood problem has yet to be effective.

The recent floods in Penang, Malaysia, have also exposed the effectiveness of current strategies, tactics and models to mitigate flood situation, which has not been effective in responding to flooding problem. It is now a cause for concern that flood related damages are showing an increasing trend, with increase risk, frequency and intensity of floods affecting the world at large, including Malaysia. Against this critical development, this Conference is a timely platform to share ideas, perspectives and insights on some of the policy and planning that can reduce the exposure to flooding. Key issues to be discussed at this conference including:

• Review of flood damages to flood protection infrastructure and plans for restoration and reconstruction works3, Sattahip Port and Laem Chabang Port Phase 3
• Measures for improvements in flood forecasting and warning system
• Standardization of designs and specifications for flood protection works
• Enable various implementers to address effectively the critical areas for minimizing flood damages.
• Ensuring the incorporation of flood resistant features in the design and construction of new structures in the flood prone areas
• Experiences and challenges in flood risk reduction across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific, including Malaysia and how Malaysia can learn from these experiences
• Developing capacity for resilience to flood disasters through space applications and flood risk management
• Critically understand the severity and risks associated with potential future flooding and focus solely on reducing or eliminating flood damage to structure
• Development of new water management instruments and tools for flood forecasting and mitigation
• Innovative uses of flood hazard and risk assessment data in order to maximize flood loss reduction
• Floodplain mapping updates, mitigation planning and reviewing changes of flood control situation and adjustments of flood management strategy
• Challenges in urban flood prevention, risk management and introducing adaptive strategies and countermeasures for comprehensive urban flood management

This conference provides an integrated approach to the development of flood risk reduction strategies, which enables a holistic view of flood situation and required measures for flood preparedness and capacities assessment across Malaysia.