Call for Abstracts and Invitation to Present

 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 10, 2024

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The Symposium on Flooding Adaptation — Spotlighting Solutions for Florida, will be held October 28-31, 2024 in Kissimmee, Florida at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South.

We invite you to share your story of solving flooding issues in Florida communities!

Across the state, inland and coastal communities both large and small are taking bold steps to prepare for a wetter future. This convening of practitioners, researchers, advocates, and community stakeholders will focus on projects in Florida that demonstrate a paradigm shift in addressing flooding impacts on community design, ecosystem restoration, housing, and infrastructural development.

We invite individuals and teams representing site-specific flood adaptation projects from across Florida’s diverse landscape to share their work, process, experiences, and project results. In addition to providing participants with opportunities to cultivate new partnerships, this exchange of knowledge will result in the publication of a compilation of abstracts spotlighting solutions to flooding in Florida.

We encourage individuals or up to three presenters representing multidisciplinary projects to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. We welcome presentations that respond to community flooding concerns, and that seek to transform how we plan, design, visualize, and implement changes to the built and natural environment.

Submissions should include real-life examples of flooding challenges and solutions that were implemented to eradicate or mitigate impacts. Presentations may also include applied academic efforts that inform new approaches and offer practical solutions.

Presentations will be categorized into the following key themes:

1.     Open and Public Space Planning and Design

2.     Ecosystem Adaptation 

3.     Housing and Buildings

4.     Transportation and Critical Infrastructure

If your work involves addressing the impacts of flooding — you should attend this symposium and submit an abstract for presentation.