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

ICHARM Symposium "ICHARM Quick Reports on Floods 2009"

ICHARM will hold "ICHARM Quick Reports on Flood 2009" on 10 December 2009.
From 2008 to 2009, a number of devastating flood-related disasters occurred all over the world; in April 2008 in Myanmar by Cyclone “Nargis”, in May 2009 in India and Bangladesh, in August in Taiwan, in September in Philippines and in July and August in the western part of Japan.
In such circumstances, the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) organizes a collection of quick reports on the most serious floods occurring 2008-2009, inviting top local experts responsible for national flood research and management.

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Thu. 10 December 2009

ICHARM Auditorium (Tsukuba-city, Japan)

Prof. Liang-Chun Chen Director, National S&T Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taipei, China
Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, China
Dr. Susan Ramos Espinueva Officer-In-Charge, Hydro-Meteorology Division, Philippine Atmopsheric,
Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA),
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Dr. Md Abu Taher Khandakar Chief Engineer, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Bangladesh
Dr. Tun Lwin Consultant, Myanmar Climate Change Consultancy Service, Myanmar Climate Watch
Former Director-General (Retd.), Department of Meteorology
Mr. Eiji Otsuki Director for Water Management Coordination, River Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

Agenda (Tentative)
9:50-10:00 Opening Remarks
  Prof. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (Drector, ICHARM)
Dr. Ryutaro Oishi (Executive, PWRI)
10:00-11:00 Report 1 "Lesson Learned from Typhoon Morakot"
  Prof. Liang-Chun Chen
11:00-12:00 Report 2 "Metro Manila Flash Flood of 26 September 2009: Causes, Impacts and Lessons Learned"
  Dr. Susan Ramos Espinueva
12:00-13:00 Lunch & Break
13:00-14:00 Report 3 "Report on Damages by Recent Cyclonic Floods (2007-2009) in Bangladesh"
  Dr. Md Abu Taher Khandakar
14:00-15:00 Report 4 "Disasters Caused by Cyclone Nargis and Their Underlying Causes"
  Dr. Tun Lwin
15:00-15:20 Report 5 "Water-Related-Disasters in Japan 2009"
  Mr. Eiji Otsuki
15:20-15:40 Break
15:40-16:50 Panel Discussion
  "Intensifying Hydro Meteorology Extremes Management Reports"
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks