China Flood Expo 2014 in Beijing

22.04.2014

China Flood Conference 2014 will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from Thailand and across the world to share experience and progress made in flood management research, policies and technology. It will also include contributions from a variety of National, European and International flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice.

China Flood Expo 2014 in Beijing

China Flood Expo

Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from heavy rainfall, rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in China. The severe flooding in 2013and over the years have caused millions of losses for China nationals and foreign companies alike claiming lives, destabilizing the economy and Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in China is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood management.

Current Flood Problems In China

Regional floods in northeast China and the provinces of Sichuan and Guangdong caused heavy losses last year, with the combined missing people and deaths caused by floods in the latter two provinces accounting for 40 percent of the national toll.

In Dec 2013, more than 150 thousand people have been forced to evacuate their homes on the island of Hainan off south-east China’s coast, according to the Xinhua state media outlet. The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall, which hit Wanning city particularly hard. Authorities sent boats to the waterlogged city to help with evacuation.

In early July 2013, much of southwest China experienced heavy rainfall that led to widespread flooding. Sichuan was the hardest hit. At least 58 people were killed as a result of the flooding, with 175 people missing. An estimated 6 million lives were disrupted by the floods. Starting during the weekend of July 6–7, 2013, China experienced heavy rainfall affecting 20 provinces and disrupting the lives of roughly 6 million people. The southwest was the hardest hit, experiencing what was described as the heaviest rainfall in 50 years. In Dujiangyan, Sichuan 37 inches (94 cm) of rain fell from July 8–9, the heaviest rainfall since records began in 1954.

Floods and heavy rain have affected more than 5.2 million people in the Sino-Russian bordering province of Heilongjiang in September 2013. Due to that, residents from 904 towns and townships have been affected by the floods, and among them, 331,000 people have been relocated, said the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. The floods have also caused 18,300 houses to collapse and roads to be temporarily cut off on 1,315 occasions, according to the headquarters, adding that total economic losses for the province are estimated at 19.1 billion yuan (3.12 billion U.S. dollars). The Heilongjiang River has swelled since mid-August in 2013, with some sections of its middle and lower reaches seeing their worst floods in history. The water levels of Nenjiang River and Songhua River have also exceeded their warning level for weeks.

About China Flood Conference (CFC) 2014

China Flood Conference 2014 will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from Thailand and across the world to share experience and progress made in flood management research, policies and technology. It will also include contributions from a variety of National, European and International flood related initiatives as well as wider international practice.

China Flood Conference 2014 will showcase research advances in flood risk analysis, flood technology, flood protection and innovations in flood management. The conference will consider all aspects of floods and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures.

The past conference held in Bangkok had welcomed international flood experts and government water authority delegates from these countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, India, China, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Colombia, US, UK, Japan.

Suggested Topics for Paper Presentations at China Flood Conference 2014 themed: “Creating A Flood-Free China!”

  • Protecting dams
  • Flood protection case studies
  • Managing flood related diseases and ensuring proper satitation during floods
  • As integrated flood defense system for factories and industrial estates
  • Flood risk assessment and identifying potential flooding areas
  • Managing flood evacuations & Emergencies
  • Latest flood mitigation techniques and strategies

Date: 2 - 4 Dec 2014

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: International Convention Centre

City: Beijing, China

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