6th International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems
September 26-30, 2021
Amman, Jordan


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.

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