From 22 to 26 July 2019, the training course on Integrated Flood Risk Management (IRFM) will introduce practitioners to the key concepts of IRFM. The course is organized by and held at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
Flood risk management has traditionally been focused on evacuating floodwater as soon as possible or on storing it temporarily through structural measures such as dams or levees. However, traditional flood mitigation is not always desirable or feasible. As a result, Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM) is gaining traction among flood risk and water management professionals. IFRM is a more integrated and comprehensive approach taking a catchment or basin perspective that includes nature-based solutions. It also rests on the principle that water management and land-use planning should combine both structural and non-structural measures to manage water and achieve flood mitigation.
The training will cover the following contents:
- Introduction to Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM)
- Climate Change and Impending Flood Risk
- Integrated Flood Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning
- Integrated Flood Recovery and Rehabilitation Process
- Participatory Approaches in IFRM
A course fee will be charged. Find the application formular here.