Global Flood Working Group
2015 Conference of the Global Flood Partnership
 Conference 2015

Registration Form: 2015 Global Flood Partnership Conference


Attendance will be limited to around 100 participants, including existing partners and new participants who will be selected based on their potential contributions to the Global Flood Partnership by the following criteria:

  1. global or regional scope: preference will be given to contributions with global or regional scope.
  2. existing (sustainable) capacity: preference will be given to contributions that have demonstrated results and are running in (pre-) operational mode serving well-identified users. 
  3. interoperable/collaborative approach: preference will be given to organisations and projects that have integrated multiple systems and stakeholders using interoperable and collaborative approaches.

The following types of contributions are encouraged:

  • Scientific organisations: creating integrated flood monitoring systems with global scope
    • Global flood forecasting, monitoring and observations systems
    • Global flood damage and impact assessment systems (including mapping, damage assessments, economic losses, human losses)
    • Global flood risk assessment methodologies and systems
    • Global flood related data, including digital elevation, flood protection measures (dams, dykes, levees), real-time gauging data, etc.
  • Users: using science for operations and policy
    • Capacity building of national hydromet, civil protection and emergency services: using global data and services in national systems
    • Regional networks of flood authorities and scientific organisations: showing best practices for collaboration, running operational systems
    • Global flood response agencies: needs and uses of flood data for operations

Application deadline (using on-line template below) is extended to 15 February 2015

Extended Deadline: 15 February 2015

Selection and final programme will be confirmed by end of February 2015.

 Apply on line to attend the 2014 workshop
Please note that the form must be filled out in 20 minutes or all data will be lost. Please prepare your text before, and paste it in the boxes.

About you

Your participation

Participation will be limited to 100 people. If too many people register, we will prioritize for existing partners and for prospective partners that have a strong interest in contributing to the goals of the GFP. Please help us find strong partners by briefly describing your contribution.

If you are a GFP partner, please indicate briefly how you have contributed to or benefitted from the Global Flood Partnership this year.

If you are new to GFP, please explain how your current and future work can contribute to or benefit from the Global Flood Partnership.

  • Explain how data, products and services from the Global Flood Partnership can benefit your operational, strategic, commercial or scientific needs.
  • Highlight operational data, models or services. Explain in which of the 5 pillars you plan to partner up. Consider both short term (1 year) and mid-term (5 years).
  • For scientific contributions, please provide an abstract of your recent work. Describe new scientific advances, products, networks or projects of interest to the Global Flood Working Group.
  • Prospective participants should, if possible, identify funding sources and projects (present or pending) by project name and organization that will facilitate their participation in the Partnership.

Travel funding

Limited funding will be available to support travel for partners from developing countries as well as students. Funding will be at the discretion of the organising committee based on available funds, and will be prioritized according to the contribution of the participants (explain in the area above).

Talk / Poster on latest research and developments (optional)

Around 20 plenary scientific and technical talks will be presented. Other work can be presented as a poster.

If there is no possibility for a talk, I agree to present my work as a poster

This year, we will have dedicated Master Classes and Workshops on particular topics of interest. These include: How to convert data into NetCDF-FC standard; How to set up OGC and WMS services; Understanding and using microwave flood signals. We are open for your suggestions. If you have a good idea for a session that can gather around 30 people, please submit your proposal. We'll contact you to further discuss. We hope to organize around 5 workshops.


For the GFP Conference, hotel rooms are available in the Millennium Harvest House Boulder at a rate of 114US$ in the period of Saturday, May 2, 2015 to Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The room block will be available for booking until April 10th, 2015. After this cut-off date, any unused rooms in your block will revert back to the Hotel’s inventory. The Millennium Harvest House Boulder is able to accept reservations in the following four ways:

To help the GFP organisers, you can indicate for which nights you will book a room. Note that this does NOT constitute a booking.

 Registration Status

Registration status

Hotel: 61

Posters: 0

Registrations: 78 (Apr 21 2016 8:06PM)

Talks: 19

 Global Flood Partnership

Five main components of the Global Flood Partnership

Click to see full picture - Global Flood Partnership Components

The Global Flood Partnership is composed of the following five main components (see full concept paper for more details):

Global Flood Toolbox: A toolbox of open data, services and models for supporting flood risk mapping and assessment (now and under changing climate), early warning and impact analysis, complements by training programs

Global Flood Observatory: Provides operational global flood forecasting and monitoring services, including a group of experts providing up to 30 day flood forecasts and impact analysis for major floods

Global Historical Flood Record: Develops and maintains a global flood hazard and loss record according to international standards

Global Flood Training and Capacity Building Program: Provides training modules for flood monitoring capacity building and maintenance in developing countries and international organizations, which can be integrated in existing training programs of major development banks and agencies

Global Flood User Forum: holds regular meetings between all partners in focused workshops to ensure that user needs are driving innovation and development.