Special Topic Group 8: Flood and Anthropogenic Activities

INTRODUCTION

The Special Topic on Climate Change, Foods and Anthropogenic Activities is coordinated by Prof. Zulkifli Yusop of Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. In recent years, rising water levels, floods, and landslides following heavy precipitation have occurred with increasing frequency. Whether the floods experienced during the last decade in Asia and in other parts of the world are caused or exacerbated by human actions has been the issue of a great deal of debate. Likely anthropogenic activities lead to higher flood risk include river intensified land use, regulation measures, forestry practices, and emissions of greenhouse gases initiating a change in the global climate. This STG covers the latter by reviewing the present understanding on the issue. The relevance, capabilities, and limitations of climate models for the simulation and analysis of flood risk under aspects of the anthropogenic climate change are being focused.

The Special Topic encompasses existing networks and regional initiatives devoted to disseminate knowledge and building capacity through research and education on Climate Change, Floods and Anthropogenic Activities. Activities implemented by the Special Topic include workshops and training, joint research, exchange of research findings and creation of common data bases. The Special Topic is strongly associated with current ANCST country pilots and those being developed in Southeast Asia.

Main Web Page: http://www.utm.my/ipasa/

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Lead Coordinator: Professor Zulkifli Yusop, University Teknologi Malaysia (http://www.utm.my/ipasa2017/professor-dr-zulkifli-yusop/)

Members include:

WORKSHOPS, TRAINING AND MEETINGS

2016: Conference on Flood catastrophes in a changing environment (CFCCE), 15th -16th November 2016, UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. Full proceeding available for download at : (http://www.utm.my/ipasa/conference-on-flood-catastrophes-in-a-changing-environment-cfcce/).

2018: CFCCE II (Stay Tuned; calling for abstracts soon!), Tentative: 15-18th November 2018, in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.