F2F 2015:

Background: Water-related disasters - mainly floods - account for 90% of all disasters, jeopardizing sustainable development especially in low and middle income countries. Nevertheless floods are manageable; Tools, models, forecasts, structural measures etc. to substantially reduce damages exist but are often not effectively used and incorporated into integrated approaches. The workshop offers water, disaster risk reduction (DRR) practitioners and interested experts to exchange good practices, to identify synergies and entry points for improvements to broaden the focus of local projects for a more integrated approaches.

Venue: Hotel Freienhof Thun, Switzerland. www.freienhof.ch

Accommodation: For members of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform, SDC as well as presenters, one night of accommodation is covered free of charge. The organizers aim at providing a single room for each participant as per the availability.
External participants make their reservation directly with www.freienhof.ch. Non Platform members have to pay for accommodation in Hotel Freienhof upon arrival for economy single room (150CHF) double room (230CHF) both incl. breakfast.

Costs: The event is free of charge.
Please note that registration is binding. In the case of short-term cancellations less than one week prior to the event a fee of CHF 100 will be charged.

Organisation: The F2F is the annual event of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform, which is co-funded by SDC. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, as member organisation is in charge of the preparation and realisation of the F2F 2015. Further instruction and information regarding the logistics and instruction for poster presentations will follow after registration per email.
For further questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+41 31 385 10 60).


  1. Preparation & Organization

  2. Presentations
    0-F2F Introduction; 1-Ambrosetti; 2-Zimmermann; 3-APFM-WMO; 4-GEOTEST; 5-APFM-Terugi; 6-BDRS Early Warning; 7-WUMP Nepal; 8-Platform outlook; 9-WMO Cullman
    10-RCCC Knudsen

  3. Posters & Groupworks
    Posters day 1; Posters day 2; Groupwork Results
  4. Practical Reference
    Practical References

  5. Background documents DRR & Water


  6. Evaluation

Event evaluation