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Posted: Jun 30, 2016 in News & Announcements

FloodNet Annual General Meeting 2016 - Toronto

The 2016 FloodNet AGM is scheduled for 19-20 September 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn - Vaughn/Toronto. The AGM is a critical component of FloodNet as it allows researchers and partners to interact face to face. Researchers will provide an overview of progress made over the past year and can answer respond to partners questions and feedback. 

Please Register via Eventbrite or use the integregated registration form.

For planning purposes we ask that you register prior to 20 August 2016, although registration will remain until 2 September 2016.

 

A PDF of the Schedule can be found here.

FloodNet Annual Workshop 2016 Scientific Program

NSERC Canadian FloodNet 2nd Annual General Meeting:

DAY 1-19 September 2016 Agenda

Registration and Breakfast

D1: 8:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

·         All participants register and enjoy breakfast

D1: 8:30-8:45 AM

Welcome, Introduction and Network Update

Dr. Paulin Coulibaly, FloodNet Scientific Director

D1: 8:45-8:50 AM

Welcome Words from FloodNet Board of Directors

Dr. Alain Pietroniro, Chair of FloodNet Board of Directors

SESSION 1: THEME 1 - FLOOD REGIMES IN CANADA: LEARNING FROM THE PAST AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Project 1-1

D.H. Burn

D1: 8:50-9:20 AM

Update of Current Flood and Storm Quantiles

Project 1-2

F. Ashkar

D1: 9:20-9:50 AM

Examination of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Extreme Events

D1: 9:50-10:20 AM

Coffee Break

Project 1-3

A. Arain

D1: 10:20-10:50 AM

Analysis and Applicability of Future Extreme Events in Regional and Local Context

Project 1-4

V. Nguyen

D1: 10:50-11:20 AM

Development of New Methods for Updating IDF Curves in Canada

Project 2-1*

B. Tolson

D1: 11:20-11:50 AM

Comparison of Ensemble Forecast Methods for Operational Streamflow Forecasting Based on a Single Model

D1: 11:50-12:50 PM

Lunch

D1: 12:50-1:20 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Pedro Restrepo

Challenges of Forecasting the Red River of the North

SESSION 2: THEME 2 – QUANTIFYING AND REDUCING THE PREDICTIVE UNCERTAINTY OF FLOODS

Project 1-5

A. Binns

D1: 1:20-1:50 PM

Spatial Changes to Flood Prone Areas in Urban Environments

Project 2-2

F. Anctil

D1: 1:50-2:20 PM

Comparison of Ensemble Forecast Methods for Operational Streamflow Forecasting Based on Multiple Models

D1: 2:20-2:50 PM

Coffee Break

Project 2-4

F. Anctil

D1: 2:50-3:20 PM

Evaluation of Flood Warning Based on Hydraulic Model with Assimilation and Hydrological Ensemble Forecasts

Project 2-5

A. Tilmant

D1: 3:20-3:35 PM

Real-time Reservoir Operation Based on a Combination of Long-term and Short-term Optimization and Hydrological Ensemble Forecasts

SESSION 3a: DEVELOPMENT OF CANADIAN ADAPTIVE FLOOD FORECASTING AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (CAFFEWS)

Project 3-1

P. Rasmussen

D1: 3:35-4:05 PM

Evaluation of Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems Across Canada

Project 3-2

A. Berg

D1: 4:05-4:35 AM

Real-time Spatial Information Evaluation and Processing

SNEI

K. Kornelsen

D1: 4:35-5:05 PM

NSERC FloodNet Strategic Network Enhancement Initiative

SESSION P1: NSERC CANADIAN FLOODNET POSTERS

D1: 5:06-6:00 PM

Poster Session P1 And Networking

D1: 6:00-9:00 PM

Networking Dinner

* Project 2-1 is part of Theme 2. Presentation timing is due to a scheduling conflict.

† Project 1-5 is part of Theme 1. Presentation timing is due to a scheduling conflict.

 

NSERC Canadian FloodNet 2nd Annual General Meeting:

DAY 2 – 20 September 2016 Agenda

Breakfast

D2: 8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast (All Participants)

Board of Directors Meeting (York Room)

Partner Advisory Committee Meeting (MacKenzie Room)

SESSION 3b: DEVELOPMENT OF CANADIAN ADAPTIVE FLOOD FORECASTING AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (CAFFEWS)

Project 3-3

W. Zhuang

D2: 9:00-9:30 AM

Enhanced Information Communication Systems

Project 3-4

P. Coulibaly

D2: 9:30-10:00 AM

Development of Canadian Adaptive Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (CAFFEWS)

D2: 10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

SESSION 4: THEME 4 – RISK ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF FLOODS

Project 4-1

M. Xenopoulos

D2: 10:30-11:00 AM

Role of Floods on Aquatic Ecosystem Condition

Project 4-3

A. Elshorbagy

D2: 11:00-11:30 AM

Modelling-based Integrated Assessment on Flood Impacts on Urban and Rural Water Resources Systems

Project 4-4

A. Elshorbagy

D2: 11:30-12:00 AM

Flood Risk Analysis and its Utility for Management Decisions

Project 4-5

N. Yiannakoulias

D2: 12:00-12:15 PM

Assessing and Planning for the Socio-Economic Effects of Floods

D2: 12:15-1:15 PM

Lunch

Working Group Meetings

D2: 1:15-2:30 PM

Working Group Meetings

Working Group 2 & 3 (Themes 2 & 3)

Working Group 1 (Theme 1)

Working Group 4 (Theme 4)

D2: 2:30-3:00 PM

Coffee Break

D2: 3:00-3:45 PM

ISAP & PAC Feedback

D2: 3:45-4:00 PM

Closing Remarks (Dr. Pietroniro & Dr. Coulibaly)

 

 

Integration with PFFWC Workshop

Last year we selected the Hilton Garden Inn because our workshop was timed back to back with the PFFWC at the same venue. Due to growth in PFFWC they have moved to a different venue (which is only 15 minutes away), however the two events are still back to back to accomodate partner travel plans. The FloodNet AGM is 19-20 September and PFFWC is 21-22 September.

For Partners / Collaborators

We have made special arrangments for a block of rooms to be set aside at the hotel for FloodNet Partners at a preferred rate. The contact and booking information can be found on the Eventbrite registration page and will also be sent to you in your email confirmation once you have registered. This block of rooms will only be reserved until 26 August 2016 at 5:00pm EDT.

FloodNet will be hosting a FREE Networking Dinner on 19 Septebmer 2016, with a cash bar available. When you register please indicate if you will be attending this dinner.

For Investigators / HQP

All HQP are required to present at the AGM. When registering you will be asked to submit a title and abstract of your presentation. Your Project Leader will contact you afterwards to inform you if your presentation will be oral or a poster.

To facilitate the preparation of the scientific program we ask that ALL investigators and HQP respect the 20 August 2016 registration deadline.

When registering you will be asked your arrival date and departure date with some flexibility in dates. We generally expect all non-local individuals to arrive 18 September 2016 and depart after the AGM on 20 September 2016. Due to travel plans, flight times, etc. alternative arrangments can be made by contacting floodnet@mcmaster.ca.

Please keep all original reciepts for meals, airline tickets, boarding passes, etc. to submit a claim to the FloodNet Admin Centre after the AGM. It is expected that you will pay due attention to selecting travel via the most economical means (i.e. carpooling where possible, etc.). This will keep the costs associated with the AGM down and allow us to allocate more funds to research.

Posters

For HQP who are informed they will be presenting using a poster can either bring a poster printed prior or are asked to submit one electronically to floodnet@mcmaster.ca by Wednesday September 7, 2016. This will allow the FloodNet Admin Centre to negogiate a preferred printing rate and your poster will be brought to the AGM. (Note please make arrangement to bring your poster home with you.) Files should be submitted as PDF documents and the file should be formatted as either a 4' x 3' or 3' x 4' PDF for printing. You can set these settings as page size in the software used to generate the poster and can verify them in the properties of the PDF file.

 

 

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