LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023

LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023
27 - 29 Sep 2023
Dortmund, Germany

The IWRA Task Force Land4Flood Network will hold, in cooperation with IWRA, its next Land4Flood conference in Dortmund, Germany, from September 27 to 29, 2023. The conference will be hosted by the “Land policy and land management" research group, part of the Department of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University.

The main theme of the conference is

                                  Land for flood risk management and resilience

This LAND4FLOOD conference provides a platform to exchange and discuss ideas to enhance water storage within catchments – in the hinterland, along the river on floodplains and in polders, and in cities. The focus of the upcoming conference is on land – as a biophysical system (including hydrological aspects), a socio-economic resource, and a solution to flood risk management.

The aim of this conference is to bridge the policy-science gap by bringing together experienced and young scholars, stakeholders and policymakers. Young career researchers are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Key questions to be discussed at the conference include:

  • Which synergies can be identified between different land uses and the provision of flood storage and ecosystem services?
  • How can the knowledge base about advantages and potentials of natural water retention measures, and flood retention at different scales be strengthened, and their importance communicated to different actors or stakeholders?
  • How can landowners be encouraged to adapt their land use and land management strategies which allow for increased water retention capacity?
  • How can public and private actors in urban and rural areas engage with each other to reduce flood damage through a comprehensive management plan based on the implementation of retention and resilience measures throughout the catchment?

For more information contact: land4flood2023land4floodeu

Important dates

16 April - Deadline for Abstracts (no extension!)
27 May - Notification of acceptance
16 June - Early Birth Registration
2 July - Deadline for registration and payment

Event Themes

The hydrological effectiveness of nature-based measures for flood retention
Conflicts between land uses when implementing nature-based measures
Regulatory aspects of nature-based solution implementation
Financial considerations

Department of Spatial Planning of TU Dortmund University
August-Schmidt-Straße 10
44227 Dortmund