IFAS 2013

The countries in Asia and the Pacific region, with different climate characteristics are vulnerable to hydrological extremes and the global changes increase the uncertainty associated with extreme events. Some of these countries are vulnerable to floods and annual flood losses are too high for any government to bear. In the framework of the International Hydrological Programme focusing on the impacts of climatic variability and changes, the activity intends to strengthen, in the ASPAC Region, scientific approaches for improved water resources management policies and governance with reference to hydrological hazards and extreme events via specific efforts such as enhancing water related technical capacity-building and education at all levels, and supporting national and regional efforts to develop, integrate and complement capacities to reduce and address risks arising from land-based and freshwater natural disasters.

As a continuation of comprehensive study on Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFWS) conducted in ten countries (Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R, Malaysia, Philippines, Rep. of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam), the activity together with The UNESCO Category II Water Centre ICHARM (International Centre for Water Hazards Risk Management), will focus on the organization of country training courses on the Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) and FFWS data interpretation and implementation in the region, draw the related conclusion and propose to government related agencies, through IHP National Committees, possible management guidelines to deal with FFWS. The activity is intended to focus on sharing knowledge/experience and improve capacity building by enhancing UNESCO-ICHARM collaboration through the training courses on Integrated Flood Analysis System.

APCE proposes to organize of training course on IFAS in Jakarta, Indonesia with the following venue:

Date    :           15 – 17 January 2013

Venue  :           Grand Kemang Hotel

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