Asia Pacific

Flood Prevention Measures,
Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development
& Approaches to National Plans for Water-Related SDGs

Conference 2019

27 & 28 February 2019* Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia***

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Organizers
  6. Exhibition Opportunities

Flood prevention measures, increasing resilience to reduce risks from flood disasters as well as aligning water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of climate resilient infrastructure development to enhance capacity for resilience to flood disasters, including reviewing current practices in flood management, mitigation, forecasting and technology transfer for flooding issues

As cities across the Asia Pacific region continue to expand and develop, the possibility of severe flooding increases. Flood crisis continues to create maximum challenges. As such, it is pertinent to focus on speedier response in order to ensure future flooding will have minimal impact, including understanding the threshold that land use planning and infrastructure expansion will decrease the amount of land able to absorb rainfall, and increases the amount of rain sent to one runoff site. This presents the problem that is not always about the rainfall, on the other hand, it is about where the rain goes. Case in point, Thailand’s flood disaster that took place from July 2011 to January 2012, was the result of heavy rainfall, but the impacts were compounded by a history of land use planning that allowed industrial estates and residential areas to be built in areas that naturally flood, such as wetlands and agricultural land. As such, these are good example for lessons to be learned in order to ensure future flooding will have minimal impact, while it remains critical to adopt and implement integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, as well as develop a roadmap towards integrated approaches to national plans for water-related SDGs, is key to reduce flooding. Against this development, the conference provides an opportunity to review innovative flood prevention measures, as well as integrating the implementation of water-related SDGs, as a primer for climate resilient infrastructure development, to align with flood disaster risk management targets towards mitigation and adaptation strategies to manage flood crisis effectively.

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