Posts by emese.karacsonyi

The Current Flood Crisis and lesson learned from Thailand’s Flood Disaster Conference 2014

Date: 28 & 29 April 2014 Venue: Bankok, Thailand Thailand’s successful flood prevention strategy over the last 2 years offer lessons and transforming the lessons into measures for future direction for flood prevention and mitigation across Central and Eastern Europe as well as Asia Pacific, Middle East and the region. On the other hand, current flood crisis in Thailand has emerged with a new question on the complexity and uniqueness of managing flood crisis over a long period of time. Flood disaster may not be resolved completely.

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FRIAR 2014 Conference

Date: 18-20 June 2014 Venue: Poznan, PolandFRIAR 2014 is the fourth Conference of this successful series. The conference started at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London 2008 and was reconvened at the Lombardy Region in Milano in 2010 and in Dubrovnik in 2012. Flooding is a global phenomenon that claims numerous lives worldwide each year. When flooding occurs in populated areas, it can cause substantial damage to property as well as threatening human life. In addition, many more people must endure the homelessness, upset and disruption that are left in the wake of floods. The increased...

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Inflater project results

The INFLATER project started in October 2011 and finished in January 2014, the duration of the project was 28 months. After the manufacture of INFLATER in several lengths and fittings, the prototype was tested in HR Wallingford three times, in the framework of the BSi standard procedure. The mobile flood barrier passed static water leakage and wave tests and withstood the current tests for a considerable time period. The prototype is now able to protect against 1 meter water level. The prototype was also tested in real life conditions near the Tisza river at Algyő and at the Dublin seashore....

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Project showcase – SMARTeST

The extent and consequences of recent flood events in Europe and worldwide showed that the existing flood defence structures do not guarantee a sufficient protection level for people and properties. Considering the uncertainty of future conditions shaped by main drivers of urban development such as climate change, and rapid urbanization the situation is getting even more severe. Where defences exist, the residual risk will increase as the probability will increase that they fail or be overtopped by severe floods. In this unfavorably changing environment, a substantial rethinking of the...

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STEP-WISE and STREAM Final Conference, 3rd – 4th December, Brussels

The STEP-WISE and STREAM Final Conference “Building Bridges – Facilitating Water Information Exchange between Science, Policy and Industry” was concluded with a session at the European Parliament on 4th December with the attendance of 67 participants from 12 countries representing 16 from Policy, 21 from Research and 17 from Industry and Consultancy sectors, and 13 from other areas (NGOs, media, communication and education).The first day at the International Auditorium focused on presenting, evaluating and discussing practical instruments to enhance communication and...

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