IHE Delft Alumni Online Seminar

Online Seminar on COVID-19 and Floods in South and Southeast Asia

  • 08 Dec 2020
  • 09:00 - 11:00
Western Europe

IHE Delft Alumni & Partners Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute Alumni community and Partners. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are open to all interested persons. The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The seminar is organized in collaboration with IHE Delft partner TheWaterChannel.


Floods are a regular occurrence in South and Southeast Asia. Over the past years, they have been increasingly erratic and severe. In cities as well as rural areas, floods often create emergency situations which needs relief and rescue efforts to be rolled out. In the year 2020, floods have hit India, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Myanmar (among other countries) at a time when health and relief systems are under stress due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Join us at this webinar on December 8, 2020 at 0900 Central European Time, where flood-risk/ disaster risk management experts from these countries will lead discussions around some key questions around linkages between floods and COVID. The webinar will be interactive; you will be invited to share your questions and comments.


  • Chris Zevenbergen, Professor of Flood Resilience of Urban Systems at IHE Delft 
  • Representing Vietnam: Nguyen Hong Quan, Vietnam National University & Tran Nguyen Hai, Duy Tan University
  • Representing Bangladesh: M. Shah Alam Khan, Bangladesh University of Engineering & technology
  • Speakers representing India: C.S.P. Ojha, IIT Roorkee


09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and introductory remarks by Prof Chris Sevenbergen, IHE Delft
Round sessions by speakers representing Bangladesh, India and Vietnam 
09:10 - 09:40 Round 1: Has COVID-19 compounded the risks posed by floods?
09:40 – 10:10 Round 2: What lessons can be drawn?
10:10 – 10:40 Round 3: What actions are required, and by whom?
10:40 – 11:00 Discussion and Conclusion Programme



Participation is through registration only. Please register here.


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