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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
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (27 February 2019)
08:30 Registratione
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Keynote Address
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Flood prevention strategy and update on flood prevention projects across Asia Pacific
11:00 Water-related SDGs as essential in the context of climate resilient infrastructure development to manage the consequence of climate change, including flooding
11:45 Reviewing current practices in flood management, mitigation, forecasting and technology transfer for flooding issues
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Flood damage mitigation policy: how to make it convincing to decision makers?
14:45 Identify proven hydrological modeling for flood reduction
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Flood risk assessment and the need to consider complex interaction and providing robust assessment of the potential for flooding at new developments
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (28 February 2019)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Critical insight and perspective for better flood disaster management and responses
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Flooding tendency in the future and preventive measures and what is being done to reduce and manage flood risk?
11:00 Integrating GIS for post-disaster recovery planning for flood
11:45 Measures for improvements in flood forecasting and warning system
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Development of new water management instruments and tools for flood forecasting and mitigation
14:45 Floodplain mapping updates, mitigation planning and reviewing changes of flood control situation and adjustments of flood management strategy
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Challenges in urban flood prevention, risk management and introducing adaptive strategies and countermeasures for comprehensive urban flood management
16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Current flood protection, responses as well as risk management strategies have yet to show any favorable sign of managing flood crisis effectively and efficiently, therefore, this conference will set the momentum to facilitate sharing of experience and expertise to formulate policy and action plans to reduce flooding and advance climate resilient city planning across Asia Pacific


Flood is a weather-related hazard causing catastrophic damage. Question has been raised over how responses to flood problem has yet to be effective. The recent floods across Asia Pacific have also exposed the effectiveness of current strategies, tactics and models to mitigate flood situation, 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. Against this critical development, Asia Pacific Flood Prevention Measures, Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development & Approaches to National Plans for Water-Related SDGs Conference 2019, 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:

  • Developing capacity for resilience to flood disasters
  • Identify proven hydrological modeling for flood reduction
  • Measures for improvements in flood forecasting and warning system
  • Ensuring the incorporation of flood resistant features in the design and construction of new structures in the flood prone areas
  • Development of new water management instruments and tools for flood forecasting and mitigation
  • 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

In addition, this conference provides an opportunity to review the implementation towards aligning approaches to national plans for water-related SDGs, in the context of climate resilient infrastructure development, with flood disaster risk management targets to manage the consequence of climate change, including flooding.