ICHARM -- The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management


ICHARM will hold "ICHARM Quick Report on Floods 2007" at ICHARM on 6th November, 2007.

The year 2007 has again been a special year with a number of devastating flood-related disasters all over the world. Climate change is progressing. Adaptation is the top agenda item for all nations.

From June through August, the Huai River and other south-eastern parts of China were hit by successive floods and about 1,300 were killed. Britain experienced a long spell of the June-July rain with a daily rainfall of 100mm in various parts of the country. It was an unusually heavy rainfall in Britain, affecting more than a million people and costing insurance companies ?2 billion (about 500 billion Yen). In July and August, Nepal, India and Bangladesh were flooded resulting in a total of 2,200 people killed and more than 30 million evacuated.

In such circumstances, we organizes a collection of quick reports on the most serious floods occurring so far this year, inviting top local experts responsible for national flood research and management in China and U.K.;

" Dr. KUANG ShangFu, President, China Institute of Water Resource and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
" Dr. Ian Cluckie, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, U.K.

After all the presentations, a panel discussion will follow towards the establishment of international collaboration mechanisms for adaptation to climate change.


Agenda (Tentative) Organizer:
International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
Venue: ICHARM Auditorium, Public Works Research Institute
Date: November 6th 2007
Language: English only

10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks
Dr. Tadahiko Sakamoto, Chief Executive of PWRI
Dr. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Director of ICHARM

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Report 1 "Flood Disasters and Counter Measures in China"
Dr. KUANG ShangFu, President of IWHR, China

12:00-13:30 Lunch & Break

13:30-15:00 Report 2 "Flood-related disasters in U.K." (Tentative)
Dr. Ian Cluckie, Prof. of Bristol Univ., U.K.

15:00-15:30 Report 3 "Flood-related disasters in Japan"
Mr. Noriyuki Mori, River Bureau, MLIT

15:30-15:50 Break

15:50-16:50 Panel Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Takeuchi)
-Effects of Global Warming and flood fighting strategies in the world-

16:50- Closing Remarks