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Supported by:

Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), Kyoto University


Why you should attend


In recent years, flash floods in Wadi systems have caused severe damages, especially in the Arab regions. Human life, infrastructure such as roads and buildings as well as the environment are endangered and have been heavily destroyed. Flash floods are caused by extreme weather conditions, their occurrence is highly random and the associated problems are expected to increase in the near future due to climate change. On the one hand, there is an urgent need for flash flood protection and risk reduction, on the other hand, this rainwater can also be considered as a new resource for water harvesting.


Finding solutions to these challenging problems requires close collaboration between scientists - established as well as young ones, - practitioners, and stakeholders from federal and public organizations. So we encourage you to contribute to the development of future solutions and to widen your own expertise and profile by attending the international symposium.


This event is the second in a new series of annual International Symposia on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems. Furthermore this symposium is supported by the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GARDI) of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan. The First International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems held in October 2015 in Kyoto, Japan, was attended by about one hundred scientists, practitioners and stake holders from 11 countries (Japan, Arab Region, Europe; see Link). The Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems will consist of oral and poster presentations.

Symposium Themes: Flash floods in Wadi systems

  • Forecasting: modelling, monitoring, warning systems, management
  • Mitigation measures and innovative technologies: risk assessment, dams, drainage channels
  • Water harvesting: groundwater recharge, reservoirs, sedimentation, ecosystem
  • Social aspects: public participation, land use and urban planning
  • Case studies: Arabic region, international; excursion to local Wadi
  • UNESCO session: urgent capacity development for managing natural disaster risks of flash floods in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen

Important dates


Abstract submission: August 28, 2016

Acceptance of abstract: September 5, 2016

Please indicate whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Uwe Tröger, flashfloods@wahyd.tu-berlin.de
Prof. Reinhard Hinkelmann, flashfloods@wahyd.tu-berlin.de
Prof. Sameh Kantoush, flashfloods@wahyd.tu-berlin.de
Franziska Tügel, tuegel@tu-berlin.de
Manal Wannous

International Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Saif Al Hinai, Water Management Systems, Oman
  • Prof. Reinhard Hinkelmann, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Eckehardt Holzbecher, German University of Technology, Oman
  • Prof. Sameh Kantoush, WRRC, DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. G. Mathias Kondolf, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Prof. Heiko Sieker, IPS Hoppegarten & TU Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Tetsuya Sumi, WRRC, DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General GADRI, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. Uwe Tröger, TU Berlin Campus El Gouna, Germany
  • Prof. Ahmad Wagdy, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Dr. Abdelaziz Zaki, Science National Professional Officer, UNESCO- Cairo


El Gouna is the paradise out of desert, a touristic lagoon city at the Red Sea, Egypt, conveniently located 25 kilometers north of Hurghada with an international airport. For accommodation we refer to the registration. TU Berlin Campus is located on the border of El Gouna in walking distance to the town and accommodation. Further information is found at: www.elgouna.com


Roadmap for future Wadi flash floods' activities



Regular participants: 100 € or 1000 LE (including lunch, coffee breaks, hardcopy of abstracts, digital symposium material, excursion)

Students off Campus: 100 LE (including coffee breaks, digital symposium material)

Students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentation or poster. The first ten accepted students have not to pay any fee and get a support of 1000 LE.

Registration details are found at Link

Abstract submission details are found at Link


For the organization of transportation and accommodation you can contact following travel agency:

Sunrise Tours Egypt
Contact person from the company: Mr. Farrag Omar
Email: farag@sunrisetours-eg.com 


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