Panel discussion: Cities and flooding

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR); World Bank, the, Disaster Risk Management Regional Coordinator East Asia Pacific (EAP)) (WB); World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Date:
23 Apr 2012
Location:
Switzerland (Geneva)
Venue:
World Meteorological Organization; 7bis Avenue de la Paix, 12:30 – 15:30 Lunch will be provided
Date:
25 Apr 2012
Location:
Belgium (Brussels)
Venue:
World Bank, Avenue Marnix 17 (2nd floor) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Regional Coordinator East Asia Pacific (EAP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), kindly invite you to the Geneva launch of the World Bank’s publication: Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

Geneva event:

Welcome
Christian Blondin, Director, Cabinet of the Secretary-General and External Relations Department, WMO

Presentation
Abhas Jha, Lead Urban Specialist and Program Leader, Disaster Risk Management, World Bank EAP Commentary followed by Audience and Panel

Discussion

Anders Pålsson, Fire and Protection Engineer, City of Kristianstad, Sweden
Bruce Stewart, Chief, Basic Systems Hydrology, WMO

Moderator
Denis McClean, Head of Communications, UNISDR

Brussels event:

Welcome and Presentation

Abhas Jha, Lead Urban Specialist and Program Leader, Disaster Risk Management, World Bank EAP

Commentary followed by Discussion

Gay Mitchell, Member of the European Parliament Eduardo Sorribes Manzana, Head of Urban Infrastructures sector, DG Development and Cooperation Europeaid, EC Ralph Philip, Water Specialist, ICLEI

Moderator

Paola Albrito, Regional Coordinator for Europe, UNISDR


Additional information

http://www.gfdrr.org/gfdrr/node/1125

How to register

For the Geneva event:

Register online
before Friday April the 20th.
For questions about the event contact Ms. Alina Truhina (atruhina@worldbank.org).
For more information contact contact Christina Irene at cirene@worldbank.org.

For the Brussels event

please send an email with your name, organisation and contact details to Mayra Arvioti at marvioti@worldbank.org.


Keywords

Themes:
Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Economics of DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
Belgium, Switzerland

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