Call for Solutions - Overflowing rivers and flash floods in the Mediterranean

    16 Octubre 2012

    On the road to the 6th World Water Forum, the Water Supply Company of Marseille is organizing an International Workshop on “Overflowing Rivers and Flash Floods: Solutions to cope with the Risks”. Being the most frequent water-related disaster, floods could potentially affect 525 million people in the Mediterranean area by 2050. The aim of the International Workshop is to present concrete and sustainable solutions which contribute to preventing and reducing human as well as material damage caused by floods in the Mediterranean region. Solutions can either have already been implemented or be totally innovative. Send your solutions by 5 November 2011, under the following themes:

    • Prevention
    • Forecasting and Alert
    • Needs assessment and Coordination of Assistance
    • Reconstruction

    A scientific committee will review your solutions and select the most promising ones. They will then be presented and debated during the International Workshop. The conclusions will be delivered to the United Nations High Level Expert Panel on Water and Disasters (HLEP/UNSGAB) and presented during the 6th World Water Forum of Marseille in March 2012. Download the concept note More information