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  • Experts round table: 'Floodplain management with no adverse impact in coastal zones and adaptation to climate change and climate variability' Association of State Floodplain Managers
    Organization of American States


    Date: 08 Sep 2010
    Country: United States of America
    City/State: Washington DC
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Experts round table: 'Floodplain management with no adverse impact in coastal zones and adaptation to climate change and climate variability'

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Organization of American States (OAS)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 08 Sep 2010 Location: United States of America (Washington DC) Venue: OAS Headquarters, at the Padilha Vidal Conference Room of the General Services Building, located at 1889 F Street, N.W.

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), with the sponsorship of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM), are pleased to announce the Experts Round Table, 'Floodplain Management with No Adverse Impact in Coastal Zones and Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Variability.'
 
Background:
In Latin America and the United States, climate change is impacting rising sea levels and appears to be causing more frequent, intensive rainfall events - increasing the threat of flooding, especially in low lying areas.

Adaptive capacity is limited or inhibited by the accelerated pace of climate change.

Experts and policy makers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the USA will share their knowledge, experience and views on 'Climate Change and Climate Variability,'  by speaking to the flooding threats to coastal communities in light of increasing climate variability.

On the issue of 'Floodplain Management with No Adverse Impact in Coastal Zones,' they will discuss tools and practices to improve community resiliency, taking into consideration accelerated sea level rise and increased frequency and intensity in rainfall in the Americas.

Event website: http://rimd.org/noticia.php?id=296

Target Audience

OAS Permanent Missions and Observers delegates, program officers and specialists with international cooperation agencies, international NGOs, development banks and disaster risk reduction practitioners in general, all based in the DC area, as well as officers and experts from US Federal Agencies, are expected to interact with the experts and policy makers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the USA, and share their views as well.



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