Natural Disasters Prevention
(Flood & Earthquake)

Conference 2015

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
DAY ONE (19 May 2015)
08:00 Registration
09:00 Introductory Remarks
09:15 Advancement of natural disasters prevention: practices and policies across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Natural disasters: prepare, mitigate and manage
11:00 Post disaster response and mitigation for future losses
11:45 Flood management, assessment and indicators of risk, vulnerability and resiliency
12:00 Speed networking
Speed networking is an exciting way to meet fellow conference delegates and industry peers in one 30-minute session. This is where long-lasting and profitable business relationships begin.
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Best practices on flood prevention, protection and mitigation what is the appropriate mitigation mix
14:45 New technology to restore drainage efficiency of waterways and flood prevention
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Case studies on stepping up flood control efforts by dredging river channels, reinforcing dikes and reservoirs after a devastating flood
16:30 Business Dialogue on flood forecasting, early warning systems and flood inundation mapping
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (20 May 2015)
09:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:15 Flood hazard mapping, risk communication and damage assessment
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Structural and non-structural flood management measures
11:00 Earthquake vulnerability of buildings and a mitigation strategy
11:45 Rebuilding after flood disaster and integrating recovery and rehabilitation plans: what you need to know
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Overcoming decision biases to reduce losses from natural catastrophes
14:45 Can infrastructure and development planning incorporate disaster risk?
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Addressing cross-cutting issues in flood risk management
16:30 Working session and panel discussion on action plan for natural disaster reduction and making cities more resilient and avoiding estimated US$500 billion global losses due to natural disasters for 2015 and beyond
17:00 End of Conference

2011 was the costliest year on record for disasters with estimated global losses of US$380 billion and beyond 2015, disaster losses set to outpace economic growth with expected global disaster losses to hit US$500 billion. It is pertinent to focus on best practices on natural disasters prevention and effective respond across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region, in order to minimize future losses. Be updated on latest technology and natural disasters prevention's construction and state-of-the art flood prevention as well as solution to optimizing earthquake mitigation

Disaster losses in across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region are likely to rise faster than economic growth unless there is an effective disaster relief and recovery strategy. Damaged caused by disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, is outpacing wealth creation. Economic exposure to disasters is increasing faster than per capita gross domestic product and the impacts of climate change on the severity and frequency of hazards will further accentuate trends in disaster losses in the future. As such, average global economic disaster losses have risen by 200 percent over the last 25 years. 2011 was the costliest year on record for disasters with estimated global losses of US$380 billion. The most expensive events included the Japan earthquake and tsunami and floods in Thailand which affected industrial areas as well as the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011 and the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake of a magnitude 6.3 as well as the recent flood in China in 2011, leaving a total of over 36 million people have been affected, killing at least 355 and with direct economic losses. To respond with the disaster, countries have come up with various strategies and tactics to mitigate flood situation so as to effectively respond to flooding problem. The emphasis should now be on proactive efforts to reduce risk, based on comprehensive risk assessments and the integration of risk-reduction measures. Against this development, World Natural Disasters (Flood & Earthquake) Prevention Conference 2015 is designed to bring together practitioners and industry players, including engineers, planners, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers, and policy makers engaged in various aspects of natural disasters prevention, protection and mitigation as well as providing a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.