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Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate┬╗

Disaster and floods account for 40% of natural hazards that occur around the world. Each year, floods are connected to thousands of deaths and billions in losses, thus setting back numerous development projects. What is more, social economic disparity, global warming, rapid urbanization, and climate change are posing more vulnerabilities to floods. This calls for a proactive approach to combat this problem and establish a disaster risk strategy for safer and sustainable development.

This course is suitable for individuals working in the flood disaster risk management field. However, it is recommended that the following professioanls attend: decision-makers, development and planning authorities,elected and appointed national and local administrators, officials in urban planning,  public works, housing, water engineers and flood control professionals, and water resource and management.

Course Duration

5 days

Learning Objectives

  • Address cross-cutting issues in flood risk management
  • Apply climate-smart measures for flood risk mitigation
  • Develop comprehensive policies for flood risk management in a fluctuating climate
  • Develop preparedness and response plans for effective flood risk reduction
  • Evaluate the extent of flood risk and vulnerability, and assess the capacity to respond
  • Discuss the dynamics of flood risk in a changing climate
  • Integrate flood recovery plans to flood risk management strategies

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Flood Risk Management

  • Flood disaster situation in Asia, Europe Africa, and America
  • Basic terminologies in disaster risk management
  • Hydro-meteorological hazards, their formation and predictability
  • Natural catastrophes occurrence in third world countries and causes of floods and secondary hazards

Module 2: Climate Change and Impending Flood Risk

  • Challenging circumstances of climate change
  • flood vulnerability challenges and limate change and in implementing flood risk reduction interventions under
  • Developing climate outlook/scenario and finding option for adaptation to climate change
  • Concept of climate change and global warming

Module 3: Flood Risk Assessment

  • Basic principles and aspects of flood assessment
  • Community-based flood risk assessment
  • Process of flood risk assessment
  • Process of capacities assessment and flood vulnerability

Module 4: Flood Risk Mitigation

  • The importance of flood plain management in flood risk mitigation
  • Flood-proofing in a multi-hazard environment
  • Climate smart structural interventions and its importance on flood risk mitigation
  • Integrated watershed management in a changing climate: a non-structural intervention for flood risk mitigation
  • Public awareness and capacity building
  • Rural and urban development planning
  • Tools for flood plan management

Module 5: Response Planning Process and Flood Disaster Preparedness

  • Flood Contingency Planning Process
  • Flood disaster preparedness framework
  • Flood emergency management
  • Flood evacuation process
  • Flood forecasting and early warning systems
  • Flood search and rescue

Module 6: Flood Recovery Planning & Implementation

  • Concepts of flood recovery planning & implementation
  • Flood damage and need assessment
  • Guidelines for sustainable recovery programs

Module 7: Crosscutting Issues


  • Economics of flood risk management
  • Financial tools for flood risk reduction
  • Relevant issues on trans-boundary, governance and gender

Course Schedule

No Start Date End Date Action
1. 02/09/2019 06/09/2019 Register
2. 16/09/2019 20/09/2019 Register
3. 30/09/2019 04/10/2019 Register
4. 14/10/2019 18/10/2019 Register
5. 28/10/2019 01/11/2019 Register
6. 11/11/2019 15/11/2019 Register
7. 25/11/2019 29/11/2019 Register
8. 09/12/2019 13/12/2019 Register
9. 13/01/2020 17/01/2020 Register
10. 27/01/2020 31/01/2020 Register
11. 10/02/2020 14/02/2020 Register
12. 24/02/2020 28/02/2020 Register

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