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


ICHARM国際シンポジウム「Local Practices of Integrated Flood Risk Management under Changing Natural and Social Conditions」を開催

ICHARMは、9月30日(火)、東京・代々木の国立オリンピック記念青少年総合センターにおいて、水災害の専門家・研究者を対象としたシンポジウム「Local Practices of Integrated Flood Risk Management under Changing Natural and Social Conditions」を開催しました。

坂本土木研究所理事長、ソロシナジー ユネスコ水科学部長の挨拶の後、竹内ICHARMセンター長を始めICHARMの各チームからICHARMの活動紹介を行いました。午後には、海外各地域から招いた講演者から、各国・地域の自然・社会条件下における水関連災害への対応の現状と課題について講演を頂きました。約90人の参加者からは各講演者に対して活発な質問や議論が行われました。


10:00-10:10 Opening Session
Welcome Address, Dr. Tadahiko Sakamoto, Chief Executive of PWRI
Opening Address, Dr. Andras Szollosi-Nagy, UNESCO

10:10-10:30 Outline of ICHARM activities
Dr. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Director of ICHARM

10:30-12:00 Presentation on several topics of ICHARM activities
10:30-10:50 Disaster Studies
(1) Overview of ICHARM's case studies on disaster management, Mr. Junichi Yoshitani
(2) Large-scale floods and policy effective lessons, Dr. Seyed Ali Chavoshian
(3) Water-related disaster vulnerability: a socio-demographic challenge, Dr. Yoganath Adikari

10:50-11:10 Technology for Flood Forecasting System
(1) Objective and concept of GFAS-Streamflow and IFAS, Mr. Kazuhiko Fukami
(2) Major features and functions of IFAS for poorly-gauged river basins, Dr. Jun Magome

11:10-11:30 Capacity Development
(1) Training Activities for Capacity Development, Mr. Shigenobu Tanaka
(2) Water-related Risk Management Course (Master Course), Dr. Jayawardena Amithirigala

11:30-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:00 Lectures by invited speakers

13:30-14:00 Integrated Water Resources Management - Past and Present of the Mississippi River Floods -
Dr. Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Executive Director, Institute for Water Resources (IWR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

14:00-14:30 Ecohydrology and Flood Management
Dr. Maciej Zalewski, Director of the European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology u/a UNESCO

14:30-15:00 Experiences in Asian Monsoon Region
Dr. K. Abdullah, Former Director General of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage

15:00-15:20 Discussion

15:20-15:40 Break

15:40-16:10 Challenges in the Management of Water related Hazards and Disasters in Africa
Dr. F. M. Mutua, Associate Professor, University of Nairobi

16:10-16:40 Experiences in Arid Region
Dr. M. Saad, Emeritus Professor, Hydraulics Research Institute, National Water Research Center

16:40-17:00 Discussion

17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks