Dear friends and colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts is now open for the LAND4FLOOD Conference 2023 “Land for flood risk management and resilience”, to be held 27-29 September 2023, in Dortmund, Germany. This conference is organized in cooperation with IWRA.

We invite partners from our scientific community, as well as policy makers, water managers, spatial planners, lawyers, and other stakeholders involved in spatial flood risk management to submit an abstract for oral presentations at the conference.

For practitioners in flood risk management a special round table will be organised.

Young academics are especially welcome and are strongly encouraged to participate! PhD students are invited also apply for a special PhD-workshop that is organized during the conference. 

Themes to be covered at the conference include

  1. the hydrological effectiveness of nature-based measures for flood retention,
  2. conflicts between land uses when implementing nature-based measures,
  3. regulatory aspects of nature-based solution implementation and,
  4. financial considerations.

Please note that abstracts (300 words) have to be written in English and should be submitted electronically via submission platform, available at the conference website. All abstracts will be reviewed by reviewers from our Scientific Committee prior to acceptance.

The deadline to submit an abstract is 16 April 2023. Selected authors will be notified by 27 May and invited to register for the conference. Attendee registration will open from June onwards. A modest conference fee will be asked for registration to cover the expenses of the conference.

For more information, please visit our website:

So, join us at LAND4FLOOD 2023 in Dortmund (Germany)!

Key Dates

16 April                            Deadline for Abstracts (no extension!)

27 May                             Notification of acceptance

16 June                             Early Birth Registration

2 July                                Deadline for registration and payment

27-29 September           Conference