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Workshop on Community preparedness
and public participation for Flash Flood Management in Europe

Krakow, Poland, 29-30 October 2007

 
Workshop Materials and Programme / Recommendations / Synthesis report / Media Coverage /
Useful links / Workshop Pictures
 
Workshop programme with presentation materials
 

 Monday, 29 Oct 2007

Welcome and introduction to the workshop aims and objectives

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Prof. Dr. Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of the City of Krakow

 

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Dr. Mariusz Gajda, President, Polish National Water Management Authority

 

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Prof. Mieczyslaw S. Ostojski, Director-General, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management

 

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Liviu N. Popescu, Chairman, Global Water Partnership - Central & Eastern Europe

 

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Avinash C. Tyagi, Director, Hydrology and Water Resources Department,

 


Session Chair: Dr Bogdan Ozga-Zielinski, IMGW

Session 1: "Forward Integration of Flood Warning in Areas Prone to Flash Floods"
- project assumptions and main findings 


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Introductory presentation (WMO)

 ( PDF )

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Flash floods in Central and Eastern Europe (Katarina Hajtasova, SHMI)

 ( PDF )

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Main challenges for flash flood affected towns and municipalities (Joachim Saalmler, WMO)

 ( PDF )

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Main challenges for the Hydrometeorological Services in adequate information provision (Pawel Madej, IMGW)

 ( PDF )


Session Chair: Avinash Tyagi, WMO

Session 2a: Flash flood warning and planning flood mitigation measures at the local level
- pilot activities in Poland

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Roman Konieczny, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management

 ( PDF )


Session Chair: Liviu N. Popescu, GWPCEE

Session 2b: Flash flood warning and planning flood mitigation measures at the local level
- pilot activities in Romania and Slovakia

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Andreea Marin-Ghinescu, Apele Romane

 ( PDF )

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Boris Minarik, Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute

 ( PDF )


Session Chair: Liviu N. Popescu, GWPCEE

Session 3: Elements of a flash flood management strategy 
- Lessons from the CEE countries experiences. Summary and follow up programme

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Avinash C. Tyagi and Joachim Saalmler,

 ( PDF )


Session Chair: Katarina Hajtasova, SHMI

Session 4: Opportunities and barriers for improving cooperation between NMHS, crisis services and citizens (discussion panel)
 


Session Chair: Prof. Janusz Kindler, GWP Poland

Session 5: Flash flood preparedness planning - good practices examples

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Flood crises preparedness - the French case study
Dr Eric Gaume, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausss on behalf of the EU FLOODSite Project

 ( PDF )

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Romanian Strategy for Flood Management
Livia Nedelcu, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Romania

 ( PDF )

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Lessons learnt and recent struggles against flash flood disaster prevention in Japan
Dr Takao Yamakoshi, Public Work Research Institute (PWRI) and
Mr Koichi Ishio, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

 ( PDF1 ) ( PDF2 )

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The 2005 Floods in Switzerland - Lessons for flood risk management
Dr Lukas Hunzinger, Schchli, Abegg + Hunzinger River Engineering Consultants

 ( PDF )


Session Chair: Milan Matuska, GWPCEE

 Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007

Session 6a: Outbreak session - introduction

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Introduction to the group work (Joachim Saalmler, WMO)

 

Session 6b: Outbreak session - group work (all participants):

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Opportunities and challenges in upscaling good practices to the national level (e.g. in form of national action plans)

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Outlining the options and requirements for promoting community preparedness to (flash) floods

Group Facilitators: Roman Konieczny, IMGW; Boris Minarik, SHMI; Andreea Marin-Ghinescu, Apele Romane

Session 6c: Outbreak session - conclusions: Presentation to plenary of group work outcomes

 Group 1: Poland   ( PDF )
 Group 2: Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine   ( PDF )
 Group 3: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia   ( PDF )

Session Chair: Joachim Saalmler, WMO

Session 7: Summary session

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Discussion about possible next steps in existing national and international frameworks including national government uptake, possibilities in the framework of the EU and other bi- and multilateral collaboration (all participants)

 
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Workshop recommendation (WMO&GWPCEE)

 (PDF)
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Wrap up and closure (WMO&GWPCEE)

 

Session Chair: Avinash Tyagi, WMO


Other material provided

 Workshop Announcement

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 Workshop Participants List

  ( PDF)

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Hydrologic Service of Slovenia
Nejc Pogacnik and Mojca Robic, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

  ( PDF)
Preparedness of Czech Republic for Flash Floods
Pavla Ricicova, Czech Hydrometeorologcal Institute
  ( PDF)
-  Workshop Pictures  click here

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 Synthesis Report

Based on the pilot projects and available literature, the report "Guidance on Flash Flood Management - Recent experiences from Central and Eastern Europe"seeks to synthesize and, as far as possible, conceptualize the approach that can be taken to address the issue of flash floods both on the national and (for flash floods most importantly) on the lower administrative scales of districts and communities. As such, the report may serve as a tool to reach out to local communities, mayors, emergency services on various administrative scales and the National Hydrological and Meteorological Services on broader scales to maximize the impact of this initiative towards a significant reduction of the vulnerability of flash flood affected communities and the associated deaths and misery.

Download: Guidance on Flash Flood Management   ( PDF)

 

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 Media Coverage
 

Global Water Partnership - Central and Eastern Europe

Meteo World - Newsletter of WMO
WaterTalk - Newsletter of GWPCEE
 City of Krakow (in Polish)
 Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (in Polish)
 
Useful links

APFM regional pilot projects in Central and Eastern Europe

Global Water Partnership - Central and Eastern Europe

Hydrologic Research Center (HRC)

International SABO Network

Hydorology and Water Resources Programme of WMO
   International Workshop on Flash Flood Forecasting, San Jose, Costa Rica,  March 2006
 

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