Entries by Celine Novenario

APFM at the WMO HydroConference

The HydroConference brought together 219 providers and users of hydrological services from 85 countries and 34 organizations to strengthen knowledge-sharing and coordination. Held from 7 to 9 May at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland, the HydroConference stressed that sustainability of water resources and reduction of disaster risk can only be achieved by addressing the […]

New contribution to IFM HelpDesk: Floodlabel

Since May 2017, the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change with the IHP-HWRP Secretariat has been cooperating with HochwasserKompetenzCentrum (HKC), a German non-profit association advocating and exercising flood prevention, to promote and to maximize the impact of HKC network internationally. The HKC established a unique network of people who are affected by flooding, policymakers, and the broadest […]

Call for PhD applications in Understanding and Managing Extremes

Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia and EUCENTRE Foundation have issued a call for PhD applications in Understanding and Managing Extremes. Eight positions with scholarships are open. The deadline for applications is 9 March 2018. The PhD in Understanding and Managing Extremes is a 48-months full-time joint Programme with Università degli Studi di Pavia and with […]

Engaging Cameroon’s Youth in Flood and Drought Risk Prediction and Management

A Youth Training Workshop on Flood and Drought Risk Prediction and Management was held at the Global Water Partnership Central Africa headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 3-4 November 2017. The workshop was organized by Water for Life Cameroon with support from the Global Water Partnership, UNESCO, World Meteorological Organization and Water Youth Network. This workshop is […]

Adaptive risk management solutions in coastal cities through the PEARL Project

Since 2014, APFM has worked with 23 partners from the academia, private sector and international organizations on the Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal Regions (PEARL) Project. Funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration, the PEARL Project has been developing adaptive risk management strategies for coastal […]

“We and the Amur Floods: Lessons (Un)Learned?” wins bronze medal at Far-Eastern Book Fair 2017

The book We and the Amur Floods: Lessons (Un)Learned? was awarded the bronze medal at the Far-Eastern Book Fair-2017 in the nomination “Scientific Monograph.” The book explores viable options for integrated flood management jointly implemented by Russia and China, following the great flood that took place along the transboundary Amur River in the summer and autumn of 2013. The research and fieldwork […]

2017 Advisory and Management Committee Meetings

The Associated Programme on Flood Management Advisory and Management Committees held their annual meeting at the World Meteorological Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4 to 5 September 2017 to look back on the past year’s achievements and to strategize for the way forward. To view the annual report, please click on the link below: […]

APFM Support Base Partner Deltares presents IFM Guidance Document at ICFM7

Selecting Measures and Designing Strategies for Integrated Flood Management: A Guidance Document was presented by APFM Support Base Partner Deltares at the 7th International Conference on Flood Management, which took place in Leeds, United Kingdom from 5-7 September 2017. Herman van der Most, who co-authored the publication, presented the Guidance Document at a poster session […]

Seeking Synergies for Mainstreaming Gender in Flood Management

APFM participated in two gender-focused events over the past few months to find synergies with potential partners for the Training Manual for Mainstreaming Gender in Flood Management, which is currently under development. APFM attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 28 April 2017 to participate in a special session on […]