ntario’s flood forecasting and early warning system saves lives and livelihoods. Come and learn about the program from the people that deliver it every day. Forecasters, emergency managers, and communicators can all learn something new. From the basics of the daily planning cycle to the details of new monitoring technologies and flood emergency management planning there is something for you.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN 


Ontario’s flood forecasting and early warning system saves lives and livelihoods. Come and learn about the program from the people that deliver it every day. Forecasters, emergency managers, and communicators can all learn something new. From the basics of the daily planning cycle to the details of new monitoring technologies and flood emergency management planning there is something for you. This year we are running two streams: “core elements of flood forecasting” and “dive deeper” where you can learn, and share, the nitty-gritty details. Visit our gallery of current research posters where you can network and share your own research. Later enjoy dinner with new colleagues and extend the conversation. Register now to meet and learn from Ontario’s flooding experts!

REGISTER NOW: PFFWC TICKETS 2017
 

WHAT’S INCLUDED? 


Your 2-Day Package includes admittance to all sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and the networking dinner for $250.00 plus tax. 
complimentary Banquet Dinner Ticket is included in the 2-Day Package. You must still order your dinner ticket by checking the appropriate box on the registration form if you wish to attend the Dinner. There is no guarantee that dinner tickets will be available to be ordered on-site. Please order your ticket in advance.
Your conference registration does not include accommodations. You must arrange accommodations yourself.  Registration closes September 9th, 2017. 

Pearson Convention Center is located at  2638 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON L6T 4L7
 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Funded by The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) this workshop provides two full days of presentations, includes full meals and a networking dinner on the first day.

PURPOSE

To provide a program link between agencies responsible for flood forecasting and warning, emergency management, flow measurement and data collection, and partners, to address policy and implementation needs and issues, and to facilitate training as needed.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES

1. To promote and to provide input and direction to flood forecasting/warning and related programs.
2. To represent the program’s partners, to review and recommend on matters of policy, standards, agreements, criteria, funding, training requirements, and other components of the Provincial flood forecasting and warning program.
3. To facilitate discussion and dissemination of matters related to flood forecasting and warning which may include technological advancements, current challenges, training/education, and other relevant topics.
4. To promote The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Implementation Guidelines for Conservation Authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry including standard messaging and communications.

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

The PFFW committee combine efforts to create a meaningful workshop. Membership is organised as follows:

  • 5 from Conservation Authorities (CA)  who represent Conservation Ontario and/or CA geographical areas
  • 2 from Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada (both the science and operational interests may need to be represented which may require a maximum of two people depending on meeting agendas)
  • 1 from Water Survey Canada
  • 7 from  The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) representing: Integration Branch, the MNRF CA program, MNRF Regions, Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, Policy Division
  • 1 from Parks Canada, Ontario Waterways
  • 1 from Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
  • 1 from Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)
 
PFFW 2017 Preliminary Program  – draft 

Visit Provincial Flood Forecasting & Warning Webpage for a larger version. 
 

HOTEL INFORMATION


Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Brampton
*Hotel is on the same property as the Pearson Convention Centre. 2 Min walk. 
Address: 2648 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON L6S 6J9
Hotel registration webpage: Hilton Garden Inn Brampton Registration PFFWC
Rate: $149.99
Room Type: Two standard queen beds and standard king bed.
Group Code: TRCA
Check-in: 19-SEP-2017
Check-out: 21-SEP-2017

Reservations can be made through the hotel directly at 905-595-5151, online or the toll free number 1-855-595-5161.Group rate reservations must be used before August 19, 2017 to receive your preferred group rate.  After August 19, 2017, rooms will be subject to availability and only Best Available Rates will be offered.

Other accommodations:
  1. Monte Carlo Inn Brampton Suites- 45 Coventry Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 4V7 (7 min drive) booking.com $110.00    
  2. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brampton- 10 Nevets Road, Brampton, ON L6T 5T2 (7 min drive) booking.com $158.00
  3.  Motel 6- 160 Steelwell Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 5T3 (9 min drive) Priceline or booking.com $80.00
  4. Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Brampton- 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON L6W S14 (11 min drive) booking.com $161.00               
 

POSTER SUBMISSION

 

General Information

We are accepting display posters. The poster will be located in the poster presentation gallery for the duration of the event. 

  • A detailed schedule for set-up and take-down will be provided to all authors by September 15th, 2017. 
  • Maximum size of the poster  is 24″ x 36″ for a large poster, 18″ x 24″ for a medium, 11″ x 17″ for a small.

Materials You’re Encouraged to Bring

  • Posters
  • Easel- Conference centre will not allow posters to be hung on the walls. 

Regulations

  • The poster must NOT be a commercial/product sales poster. Any poster that is deemed to be a commercial advertisement will be removed from the workshop as unacceptable.
  • Specific times and locations for Poster set-up and take down will be forwarded to you as the information becomes available. Please note that anything left in the poster area after the specific take-down period will be discarded. Workshop staff will not be responsible for your Poster.
  • To be accepted to the workshop, poster topic title, authors, and complete contact information including e-mail address must be sent to the workshop organizers before September 1st, 2017. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact Rhianydd at rphillips@trca.on.ca. 
September 20th, 2017 9:30 PM   through   September 21st, 2017 5:30 PM

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