Conference on Flood Catastrophes in a Changing Environment (CFCCE’16)



Integrating EVERYTHING


Any researchers involving flood AND climate change including engineers, social scientists, surveyors, scientists, researchers, policy makers and other professionals involving a wide range of technical and management topics related to flooding as well as topics related to climate change  which inherent impacts on communities, property and people.


The Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM). 


Speakers invited are among experienced international and national  researchers, stakeholders and industries involved in flood management across Asia. (IISC, India; TEAM Group, Thailand; University of the Philippine; ASCU Hong Kong; Nanjing Institute, China; UTM; HR Wallingford; USM; United Nation University; DID Malaysia).

Brief Conference Report:

The conference was made successful by having special key note sessions presented by eminent speakers from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, India, Hong Kong and Malaysia who are experts in flood disaster related fields. This report on managing flood catastrophes to advance climate change adaptation is drawn primarily from the presentations and discussion of the key note speakers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from more than 50 institutions and 8 countries who participated during the CFCCE. Issues highlighted include advances in climate modeling and weather forecasts with emphasis on Integrated urban flood management, technology driven solutions, preparing risk maps of future hazard, health implications of major floods, advance modeling techniques, Big data Analytics and management of flood water as resource.

The conference comprised 10 keynote presentations and 28 oral presentations from local and international experts and attended by  110 participants. Topics presented by the invited guest speakers are as follows: (1) The Effects of Urbanization on Precipitation, by Prof J.C.L.Chan from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (2) Integrated urban Flood Management: Technology–Driven Solutions by Prof. P. Mujumdar from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (3) Preparing Risks Maps for Future Hazards by Prof. A.M.A. Lagmay from  University of Philippines, Philippines. (4) Flood Modification and Management in Thailand: Case study for the Chao Phraya River Basin, Bangkok and Hat Yai Cities by Dr P. Suppataratarn from  TEAM Consultancy Engineering and Management, Thailand. (5) Management of Flood Water as resource by Ir Md Khairi Selamat from the  Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia. (6) Land Use impact on Major Flood by Prof ZulkifliYusop from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. (7) River and Drainage Modelling-Managing the difficulties and challenges by Mr A.J. Hassan from HR Wallingford, Malaysia. (8) Health Implications of Major Floods by Prof J.H. Hashim from  United Nation University- International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia. (9) Advance of flood Inundation modeling towards flood Now casting: A Review by Prof I. Abustan from  University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. (10) Big Data Analytics (BDA) fro climate resilience: Enhancing Hazard Management by Ir. Z.M.Amin from National Hydraulics Research Institute Malaysia (NAHRIM), Malaysia. Topics for oral presentation presented by speakers from both local and international participants (Japan and Indonesia) includes:

  1. Sediment Fingerprinting Approach As Forensic Evidence: Linking Land-Use And Source of Suspended Sediment in Kelantan River Basin, Malaysia by Annammala et al. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  2. Perceptions of the Kelantan People towards the December 2014 Big Yellow Flood by Alias et al., from  Universiti Tekologi Malaysia
  3. Identifying Root Causes of Recurrent Floods in the upper Stream of Pahang River Basin for Effective flood Management Decisions by Ishy et al. from  SEADPRI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  4. A Review of Flood Damage Models for Malaysia, by Tam  et al., from  University Teknologi Malaysia.
  5. A Long Term Trend and Change Analysis of Urban Exposure to Flood: A Case Study of Kuala Lumpur by Bhuiyan et al. from SEADPRI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  6. Derivation of Region Specific Curve Number For an Improved Runoff Prediction Accuracy by Yusop & Ling from  IPASA, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  7. Rainfall-Runoff Modelling in an Arid Catchment Under Cmip5 Rcp Scenarios by Ahmed et al.  from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  8. Flood Monitoring System Using Mobile Scada Based on Multiple Environment Indication by Sa’at et al. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  9. Trends In Extreme Daily Rainfall Series In Peninsular Malaysia by Firouzi et al. from IPASA, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  10. Flood Disaster Management In Pahang River Basin: Case Of Temerloh by C. Siwari  et al., from  LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  11. Integrated Approach Of Flood Management To Deal With Changing Environment In Pahang River Basin by Eifitri et al., from LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  12. Flood Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Pahang River Basin, Malaysia by Chamhuri et al. from LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  13. Development of Intelligent Flood Management Software (I-Flood) For Disaster Management by S.F. Mohamed from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  14. Flood Disaster Prediction Model In Kuala Kangsar, Perak by Syarafina  et al.
  15. Kelantan Daily Rainfall Data Sets: Persistence In Nature by Noorulashikin et al. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  16. Experimental Investigation on Lightweight Composite Slab for Floating Structures by Low et al. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
  17. Disaster Resilient Structural Material for Flood Risk Reduction in Pahang River Basin, Malaysia by Isahak et al. from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  18. Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency in aTropical River Basin by Pour et al. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  19. Evaluation of Inundation Areas using Investigation and Numerical Simulation: Case Study in Kelantan River Basin by Ohasi et al., from OYO Corporation.
  20. Development of IFAS Model For Kelantan Flood Forecasting by Shakirah  et al. of   Universiti Tenaga Nasional Malaysia.
  21. Development of Statistical-Stochastic Flood Forecasting Model (SFFM) For Kelantan River Basin  by Salleh  et al. from CSTEN, Universiti Tenaga Nasional.
  22. A Long Term Trend and Change Analysis of Urban Exposure To Flood: A Case Study Of Kuala Lumpur.
  23. Development of Intensity–Duration–Frequency (IDF) Curves under Representative Concentration Pathways Scenarios by Ismail and Shahid from  Universiti Teknology Malaysia.
  24. Land Use Change and Impact on the Flood River Basin by Ramel and Idrus, LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  25. Comparison of Time Based and Non-Time Based Clustering in the Identification of River Discharge Pattern During North East Monsoon Season In Johor by Mansor  et al. from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
  26.  Geological Control of Soil Erosion: Case Study From Gua Musang, Kelantan by Afiqah  et al. from  University Teknologi Petronas.

The presentations provided insight on research finding and developments for dealing with challenges and risk management and climate adaptation for flood catastrophes.


15 November 2016

  1. International and National Invited Speakers
  2. Parallel 1
  3. Parallel 2

16 November

  1. International and National Invited Speakers
  2. Parallel 1
  3. Parallel 2