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

ICHARM technical session to be held at World Bosai Forum

世界防災フォーラム ロゴThe World Bosai Forum will take place at the Sendai International Center on November 25-28, 2017, and ICHARM will host a technical session during the forum. The session is planned to provide a unique opportunity to have academic discussions on international efforts to flood disaster risk reduction. We hope that people around the globe will use this opportunity as a stepping stone to increase the resilience of each country to water disasters.

 Platform on Water and Disaster
 ~ ICT, Economy, Community, Dynamics ~

Date: 9:00 – 10:30, Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Venue: Shirakashi 1 (Room 6), Conference Bldg. 3F, Sendai International Center
       Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-0856, Japan
Note: Prior registration is required for participation in the World Bosai Forum.

Outline of the session:
ICHARM has been promoting the establishment of the national platform on water and disaster in each country as the secretariat of the International Flood initiative (IFI), which is a joint initiative in collaboration with international organizations such as UNESCO, WMO, UNISDR, UNU, IAHS and IAHR. In this context, the ICHARM technical session will discuss how the Platforms on Water and Disaster can contribute to reduction of water-related disaster damage from diverse perspectives such as ICT, economy, community, and dynamics by inviting speakers of different expertise (see below). The session will also be joined by four government officials from overseas (also see below) to discuss with the speakers the international trend and the effort by individual countries in water-related disaster risk reduction.

Invited speakers:
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa, professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, director, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Shinji Egashira, research and training advisor, ICHARM
  • Miho Ohara, senior researcher, ICHARM

Invited discussants:
  • Renato U. Solidum Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippine
  • Asiri Karunawardena, Director General, National Building Research Organization (NBRO), Sri Lanka
  • Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Director, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Pakistan
  • Marengo Jose Antonio, Coordinator General, Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alerta a Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN), Brazil
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