Emergency response must be further complemented by efforts to build climate resilience and disaster prevention. This means looking beyond the next flood or storm to understand long-term climate vulnerabilities. It means helping society to prepare for and adapt to future weather extremes and other climate impacts through strategies and plans for disaster risk reduction. This requires a good analysis of climate change and flood risk mapping, and good knowledge of the urbanized vulnerability to floods in such territories. Finding solutions to these challenging disasters also requires close collaboration between scientists, practitioners, and residents from local, regional, national, and international organizations whether they are public or private. So, we will conduct the 6th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems to take action to reduce flood risk, reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards especially flash flood and enhance the building resilience.

The 6th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems will be held during 26 to 30 September 2021 in Amman, Jordan. This symposium will result in a concise, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome ideas of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

This symposium is organized by the Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (INWRDAM), Petra Development & Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) and Kyoto University. The sixth symposium is one of a series of the annual International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems that were organized in; Kyoto (1st ISFF 2015); Egypt (2nd ISFF 2016); Oman (3rd ISFF 2017); Morocco (4th ISFF 2018) and Kyoto (5th ISFF 2020). They have attracted number of researchers, scientists, engineers, ministries, and practitioners in the world.

The 6th ISFF 2021 will be a good opportunity for participants to exchange experiences and share knowledge on integrated management of Wadi flash floods in arid regions, specially on "BUILDING RESILIENCE, BUILDING CONFIDENCE”.

The event hosts several relevant research themes and projects in an attempt for integrating ideas and critical pertinent data. It is, therefore, provides a unique platform for discussion among researchers and practitioners and establishes a strong network between them.

Steering Committee
Prof. Elias
NCRD, Jordan
Dr. Hussien
PDTRA, Jordan
Themes and Topics

Building Resilience, Building Confidence

Flood risk in Urban Areas
Flash flood risk at UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Real-time hydrometeorological monitoring and forecasting
Turning flood risk into opportunity
Socio economic impacts of floods
Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning Systems
Transboundary Floods
Floods and Human Health
Symposium Program

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Submission Instructions

In 300‐500 words, prepared in Microsoft Word document using Arial 12‐point, TEXT only without graphs, tables of illustrative materials, written in English. Deadline to Submit Abstracts is June 17, 2021. Abstracts will be considered by a scientific steering committee and will be used for acceptance for presentation in the conference. You may submit extended abstract (4 pages) for further discussion in the conference. Excellent papers will be recommended for publishing in special issue of some international journals (Ex. Hydrological Research Letters).

Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent until 30 July, 2021. The detailed instructions regarding paper format and presentation requirements will be sent to authors along with their notification of abstract acceptance.

Authors are requested to submit abstracts electronically in PDF format to this link (Easychair).
No registration fee are required.

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