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


ICHARM celebrate its 2nd anniversary with Takezono and Namiki High school students (ICHARM's Open Day)

ICHARM has stepped into its third spring since the foundation in March 2006. The ceremonial event was held at the ICHARM auditorium on 17th April 2008 while beautiful cherry blossoms (so called Sakura in Japanese) cover many area of Japan. The event was held in concurrent with the Tsukuba Science Week, inviting about 50 students from Takezono and Namiki High schools.

ICHARM staff researchers from Bhutan, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Iran were spoke to the audience, especially to student, and exchange dialogue on broad subjects on disasters, water, environment, climate, etc. The event followed by a poster exhibition and a quiz! Students left ICHARM and get in to their bus while rainfall was started to emphasize them importance of water!

The event will be repeated every year around the ICHARM foundation day.