Transboundary Flood Management

Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document No. 18 ¦ 2013

As floods do not recognize borders, transboundary flood risk management is imperative in shared river basins, involving both Governments – as borders are involved – and their people – as risk is involved. However, transboundary flood management is not easy to implement, as joint monitoring, forecasting and early warning, coordinated risk assessment and joint planning of measures, and appropriate legal and institutional frameworks are all necessary. The tool on transboundary aspects of flood management focuses on common problems, objectives and approaches of flood management in transboundary basins, outlines major steps in arranging transboundary cooperation for flood management and presents approaches in sharing knowledge for the management of transboundary flood risks.

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  • Simonov, E., O. Nikitina, P. Osipov, E. Egidarev and A. Shalikovsky (2016). We and the Amur Floods: Lessons (Un)Learned?.
    This short text summarizes the findings and conclusions from the report “We and the Amur Floods: Lessons (Un)Learned?” This research and fieldwork on the Amur River and assessment of its floodplains in 2013–2015 was supported by Rivers without Boundaries, Whitley Fund for Nature, DIPA, the Amur Branch of WWF-Russia, Global Green Grants Fund and others. The topic was selected because of the great flood that took place along the transboundary Amur River in the summer and autumn of 2013. The report serves to explore feasible options for the integrated flood management jointly implemented by Russia and China.
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