Our Mission

The mission of ICHARM is to serve as the Global Centre of Excellence for Water Hazard and Risk Management by, inter alia, observing and analyzing natural and social phenomena, developing methodologies and tools, building capacities, creating knowledge networks, and disseminating lessons and information in order to help governments and all stakeholders manage risks of water related hazards at global, national, and community levels. The hazards to be addressed include floods, droughts, landslides, debris flows, tsunamis, storm surges, water contamination, and snow and ice disasters.
 We envision a Center of Excellence housing a group of leading people, superior facilities, and a knowledge base which enables conducting i) innovative research, ii) effective capacity building, and iii) efficient information networking. Based on these three pillars, ICHARM will globally serve as a knowledge hub for best national/local practices and an advisor in policy making.
( Revision on March 3rd, 2016 )

21 July 2017
"Simulation of a flash flood forecast for a mountainous river" have been opened check

We conducted simulation of a flash flood forecast for a mountain stream in a southern part of Japan as part of flood hazard research on mountainous rivers using a rainfall runoff inundation model (the RRI model) with forecasted rainfall data.


6 July 2017
Emergency support for flood management in Sri Lanka
― Expectations for provision of real-time information for effective water-related disaster management by maximizing Japan’s advanced science and technology ―

A devastating flood disaster occurred in Sri Lanka in late May 2017, leaving over 300 people dead and missing. Upon the request of the government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the government of Japan dispatched the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team to Sri Lanka to assist flood recovery efforts. The Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) assisted by sending a senior researcher as its expert.

Since further flood damage is anticipated in Sri Lanka, disaster-related information provided by using Japan’s advanced science and technology will be crucial for effective flood management. Under such circumstance, EDITORIA, which has developed DIAS, and ICHARM, which specializes in research on flood observation and forecasting, have decided to provide real-time flood forecasts and other information experimentally and to offer training and capacity development programs for proper utilization of these information.

25 May 2017
Repoort of "ADB Project: TA-8456, Transformation of Urban Management – Part II Flood Management" have been opened on "local practices" web page check
Repoort of "ADB Project: TA-8456, Transformation of Urban Management – Part II Flood Management" have been opened on "local practices" web page.

28 April 2017
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 12 No.1 (Issue No.44) is now available check

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

- Message from Director
- Prof. Takeuchi's farewell greeding
- Commemorative lectures of PWRI president and ICHARM advisor
- Prof. Takeuchi’s last lecture and ICHARM 10th anniversary publication ceremony
- Implementation Planning Workshop on International Flood Initiative (IFI) in Asia-Pacific
- The 20th Governing Council Meeting of APWF at Singapore
- HELP Davao Network at Philippines
- IFI Coordinating Meeting in the Philippines
- Results of the SOUSEI program shared with participating countries
 1, Annual conference on the SOUSEI program
 2, Meeting with RID, Thailand
 3, Meeting with PMD, Pakistan
 4, Meeting with National Committee for Disaster Management,Cambodia
 5, Organized a workshop entitled “Climate Change Impact Assessment in the Solo River Basin” in Indonesia
- Questionnaire survey in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
- Report on reconstruction in Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake
- Introduction of ICHARM researches
 1, New approach for district-based flood risk assessment using RRI - flood diagnostic chart and flood hot spot -
 2, Development of next generation flood forecasting system utilizing regional ensemble prediction system
 3, Measuring river water tritium to estimate subsurface water transit times and volumes
 4, Water Energy Budget Based Distributed Hydrological Modelling in Oi River basin with Sensitivity Analysis for Improved Calibration
- Follow-up seminar in Manila, the Philippines
- Field trips by M. Sc. students
- The 6th Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Asia workshop on Satellite Precipitation Data Utilization
- International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in New Zealand
- The 49th Annual Session of Typhoon Committee in Yokohama
- ADB project final report submitted to the Myanmar government
- 4th Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia STEP3 (JPTM2017)
- Visit by researchers from the DOST-SEI ASTHRDP in the Philippines
- ICHARM 10th anniversary publication
- Annual Hanami lunch
- Personnel change announcement
- Comment from the internship student
- Publication List

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28 April 2017
Message from Director updated.   check


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