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Flood Knowledge Summit 2022

Published by Knowledge Network – Staff member

On 7-8 July, the United Nations University in collaboration with other regional partners will host the Flood Knowledge Summit 2022 in Maastricht (NL)


Key information

Maastricht, Netherlands
Registration link
Register here


The Flood Knowledge Summit 2022 (FKS 2022) will connect different actors, including affected citizens, first responders, authorities, researchers, and civil society, with the aim of sharing experiences, engaging into dialogue, and facilitating lesson learning. Please indicate your interest in attending FKS 2022 (in-person or online) before Wednesday 22 June 2022 at the following registration link.

Floods are a common environmental hazard, causing loss of lives, economic losses, and livelihood impacts around the globe. Recent flood events (including those in Europe in 2021) have revealed significant gaps in:

  1. Our understanding of the multiple risks and impacts of such extreme events;
  2. The awareness and risk perception of the population;
  3. Early warning, preparedness, and emergency responses;
  4. Risk insurance and how insurance and finance instruments can support building back better;
  5. Adaptation and transformation needs;

Cross-border and multi-level governance of climate risks and resilience.