APFM Newsletter No. 31

No. 31, September 2013

  • Advisory Committee and Management Committee (AC/MC) Meetings 2013
  • Pilot Projects – an update on community-based flood management
  • New Publications in the Tool Series
  • Collaboration with GWP network
  • Outreach & networking
  • Staff Movement
  • Acknowledgement and gratitude to the Government of Japan

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Advisory and Management Committee (AC/MC) Meetings

Our AC/MC meetings were held from 4-5 June 2013, in WMO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The AC/MC Final Report including the agenda of both meetings is available for download here .

APFM Newsletter No. 30

No. 30, May 2013

  • Case Study on the Effectiveness of Flood Management Measures – England
  • Regional Training Workshop in Antalya, Turkey
  • New Support Base Partners of the IFM HelpDesk
  • National Workshop on IFM in Mexico
  • New APFM Website
  • Outreach & networking

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World Water Week 2013

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.

Every year, over 200 collaborating organisations convene events at the World Water Week. In addition, individuals from around the globe present their findings at the scientific workshops.

World Water Week theme

Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the week relate to the overall theme, the workshops driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many seminars and side events do focus on various aspects of the theme. 2013 theme is Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships.

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International Conference on Flood Resilience

Flooding places enormous pressures on national economies, cities, communities and individuals. The short-term impacts may include hundreds of casualties, many displaced people, very serious health problems and huge damage to property and infrastructure. Recovery in the affected areas may take years.

The International Conference on Flood Resilience Experiences in Asia and Europe is organised by the Centre for Water Systems , University of Exeter. It will be held in Exeter, 5-7 September 2013. The aim of this event is to gather professionals to present and discuss the latest research advances and practices in the development and implementation of resilience measures and flood management plans.
The focus on cities in Asia and Europe is motivated by the approach applied within the EU funded FP7 project CORFU that investigates differences in flooding problems and solutions in a number of case studies in these two continents. The wider objective is to enable the broadening of horizons and better joining of people, ideas and methodologies.

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APFM Newsletter No. 29

No. 29, Jan 2013

  • Exploratory Mission in Iowa State, USA
  • Elementary school lessons in Japan to promote IFM
  • 14th Session of the WMO Technical Commission for Hydrology (CHy)
  • FLOODrisk 2012 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Capacity Building workshop on IFM in Argentina

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FLOODrisk 2012 Conference

APFM  attended the FLOODrisk 2012 conference with a booth in the exhibition hall.

The 2nd European Conference on Flood Risk Management has been helt in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 20-22 November 2012

Final Report of Advisory and Management Committees (AC/MC) Meeting


Final Report of the Advisory and Management Committees Meeting, 21-22 June 2012 is now available for download.

Workshop report on IFM in Lao PDR

Report of the workshop on the “Development of a National Strategy in Integrated Flood Management for Lao PDR”, helt 23-27 April 2012 in Vangvieng has been issued.

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Workshop report on IFM in Thailand

Report of the workshop on the “Development of a National Strategy in Integrated Flood Management for Thailand”, helt 19-23 March 2012 in Nakhon Pathom

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