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.
( Revision on 25th February, 2014 ( Partially citation ) )

20 May 2016
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 11 No.1 (Issue No.40) is now available check

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

- Message from Director
- Advisor's activities
- 2nd ICHARM Governing Board Meeting held in Tokyo
- Asian Water Cycle Symposium 2016 in Tokyo, Japan
- ICHARM Director visited the President of JICA
- Workshop on Practical Application of RRI Model in the Philippines
- The 3rd Sentinel Asia in Sri Lanka
- Second Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group in Switzerland
- Typhoon Committee in Hawaii
- Evidence-Based Flood Contingency Planning in the Philippines
- Participation in 2nd Collaboration Dialogue Workshop between Indonesia and Japan
on Water and Disaster Management and meeting on the SOUSEI program
- Meetings with Thai governments and experts on the SOUSEI Program
- Thailand: Consultation on the flood protection measures for the industry sector
- 54th & 55th ICHARM R&D Seminars held
- Field surveys on fluvial topography and floods around the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
- Future Earth Seminar
- IFAS-AutoIFAS final installation and handover ceremony of Malaysia-Japan SATREPS Project
- Field survey to glaciers, glacial lakes, and wetlands of Tuni Basin in Bolivia
- Workshop held as part of UNESCO Pakistan Project (Phase II)
- ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) update: Mission to Myanmar in January 2016
- Advisor Takeuchi doubly honored
- Annual Hanami lunch outing
- Comment from the internship student
- Personnel change announcement
- Publication List

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2 May 2016
Message from Director updated.   check


30 March 2016
The Second ICHARM Governing Board Meeting   check
Based on the agreement between the UNESCO and the Government of Japan regarding to ICHARM, which was renewed on 23rd July 2013, ICHARM held the second ICHARM Governing Board Meeting on 3rd March 2016 in Tokyo.

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14 March 2016
New Publication: Technical Note of PWRI No. 4323 "Survey report on the impact of the 2011 Chao Phraya River Flood on Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand" (Japanese Only) check
We are pleased to announce the publication of the results of our survey on the impact of the 2011 flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Since 2012, ICHARM has been implementing a research project on the chain-reaction expansion of the damage/impact of the 2011 flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand in the manufacturing sector. As part of the project, we conducted a questionnaire survey from February to March 2015 on the situation of Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand and companies in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, with support from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Rojana Industrial Park Public Co., Ltd, and the Shiga Economy and Industry Association. The purpose of the questionnaire survey was to understand, in a more comprehensive manner, the damage/impact of the 2011 Chao Phraya River flood including the secondary impact in and outside Thailand, challenges and needs during the response, recovery and restoration phases, and how flood risk reduction measures have been enhanced in the manufacturing sector. We hope that the results of this study will be useful for the organizations and companies who are in the process of strengthening flood risk reduction measures.
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Technical Note of PWRI No. 4322 "Lessons learned from the 2011 flood disaster in industrial estates/parks/zones in Thailand" check
We are pleased to announce the publication of English and Thai versions of our survey report “Lessons Learned from the Flood Disaster in Industrial Estates/Parks/Zones in Thailand - Based on the experience of the 2011 flood -" which had been originally published in Japanese in November 2014. The publication of the Japanese version as well as these two translated versions is part of the activities of ICHARM’s research project “the Chain-Reaction Expansion of the Damage/Impact of the 2011 Flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand” (FY 2012-2015). The report compiled the experiences and lessons of the Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand in responding to the 2011 Chao Phraya River flood. The report is based on the results of the interview survey conducted in 2012 with the help from JICA, the Rojana Industrial Park Public Co., Ltd, and other organizations.




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