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The Global Flood Partnership is a cooperation framework between scientific organisations and flood disaster managers worldwide to develop flood observational and modelling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally.

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History

2011

the idea

The First International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Forecasting is organized at the Joint Research Centre, Italy, gathering 20 scientific experts, 4 humanitarian organizations and 2 insurance groups, to discuss the state of the art in this new and multi-disciplinary field.

2014

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Launch of the Global Flood Partnership (GFP). The overall objective of the Partnership is the development of flood observational and modelling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally.

2017

the present

A GFP Steering Committee is established, to guarantee a structured governance for the GFP. The Steering Committee is composed of 9 members from key GFP organizations, and ensures a sustainable and successful effort towards the identified strategic objectives.

Each year, floods cause devastating losses and damage across the world. Growing populations in ill-planned flood-prone coastal and riverine areas are increasingly exposed to weather extremes. With more lives and assets at risk, governments, banks, international development and relief agencies, and private firms are increasingly investing in flood reduction measures.

However, in many countries, the flood risk is not managed optimally due to the lack of data and scientific methods or communication gaps between science and risk managers

Background

Aim

The Global Flood Partnership is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. Its aim is to establish a partnership for global flood forecasting, monitoring and impact assessment to strengthen preparedness and response and to reduce global disaster losses.

The Global Flood Partnership is a community of researchers and practitioners from various world countries and institutions including international organizations, the private sector, national authorities, universities, governmental research agencies and no-profit organizations.

The GFP is made of people who join on a voluntary basis to contribute and benefit from a global network focused on flood risk reduction. As of 2017, more than 300 people from 6 continents are registered to the GFP mailing list and more than 90 organizations were represented during the GFP Annual Meetings.

Since July 2016 the Global Flood Partnership is recognized as a GEO participating organization

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The Steering Committee is composed of 9 members from key GFP organizations.
The terms of reference for the GFP Steering Committee can be found here: LINK

Name

Organization

Peter Salamon

Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Robert Brakenridge

Dartmouth Flood Observatory

Roberto Rudari

CIMA Foundation

Mark Trigg

University of Leeds

Huan Wu

Sun Yat-sen University

Erin Coughlan de Perez

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Ana Prados

NASA

Albrecht Weerts

Deltares

Sagy Cohen

University of Alabama

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