1st International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems – Disaster Risk Reduction and Water Harvesting in the Arab Region

  • Date : 14 Oct. 2015 - 15 Oct. 2015
  • Symposium
Date 14 Oct. 2015 - 15 Oct. 2015
Place Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Uji Campus, Kyoto University, Kihada Hall



The 1st International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi System focuses on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by discussing current mitigation measures for protection against flash floods in arid and semi-arid regions, and consequent wise use of floodwater (water harvesting) in Wadi systems.


There are twenty-two Arab countries with a total population of 420 million. The Arab region is located in arid and semi-arid zones. The climate is characterized by hot dry summers, moderate winters, and very little rainfall. Rapid increase of population and urbanization has pushed people to high disaster risk zones such as on unstable hills and Wadi’s flood plain located in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. Among the topics of the Symposium, integrated flash flood management is discussed on several fronts: flood protection, hydrological modeling, water harvesting, social implications, future development of Wadi’s, integrated risk management, sedimentation in reservoirs, water resources management and dam constructions.


This symposium is organized as a collaborative activity of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) which aims at strengthening global collaboration and exchange in joint research activities within international institutes and researchers. Flash flood problems in arid and semi-arid regions are listed as one of target issues for such collaboration.


For further details of the Symposium Program, click here



Prior registration is required. Please complete the form below and send it to Ms. Hisae Obara by 9 October 2015.

E-mail the completed form to: obara.hisae.6n@kyoto-u.ac.jp


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We hope you would be able to attend this symposium and we look forward to welcoming you at the venue.


For more details, please visit the Symposium webpage on the following link