International Conferences on Flood Management (ICFM) offers an international conference platform, hosted every 3 years, to discuss a range of flood related issues and realise significant change in a multidisciplinary, multisectoral area. It provides a unique opportunity for various specialists including engineers, planners, natural and social scientists, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers, and policy makers to come together to exchange ideas and experiences.
ICFM will consider the range of issues and challenges that affect flood management, particularly the need to build resilience into future planning. By providing a forum for researchers, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders, the conference will identify the key concerns and significant challenges of the future.
An ad hoc committee provides continuity from one conference to the next, identifies the location and local host for the next conference, offers global outreach, and assists the host with a specific conference, including drafting a declaration at the event's conclusion for review by conference participants. The local host is responsible for an individual conference and establishes committees as needed to plan, support, and hold the conference. The relationship between the ad-hoc committee and the local host and its committees is mutually determined and thus varies by event.
If interested in hosting an international conference on flood management, contact the chairperson of the ad-hoc committee. A conceptual proposal is helpful for framing initial ideas and obtaining advice and feedback. After considering final proposals, the ad-hoc committee announces at one conference the date and location where the next conference will be held three years later.
An ad hoc committee underpins the series of international conferences on flood management. It coordinates with and has volunteer members from many organizations worldwide, but is not under the auspices of any particular organization. As of 2017.