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


Since a severe flood disaster in Sri Lanka in late May this year, ICHARM has been planning to assist the country in flood management by using research outputs which have been achieved to date. As part of this support effort, the “Plenary Session for the Platform on Water and Disasters” was held on the afternoon of August 24 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in which all organizations relevant to flood management in Sri Lanka participated, such as Irrigation Department.
In the session, Sri Lankan institutes presented on the flood disaster in 2017, and ICHARM presented on flood information to be provided for Sri Lanka. After these presentations, Director Koike, who was a co-chair of the session, explained the Platform on Water and Disasters in detail including its future prospect. Discussions followed among all the participants, and the basic consensus was made on the concept of the Platform in Sri Lanka and other issues.

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