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"Flood Hazard Mapping" Training Course & Follow-up Seminar

Flood Hazard Mapping 2006

Report of 2006's Activity

The 2006 Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course was held from October 30 through December 1st in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This training course was offered to engineers and technicians in the field of hydrology specifically in the east and south-east Asian regions. The course is designed to be held from 2004 to 2008 in collaboration with the Typhoon Committee, which was established with support from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This year marked the third year since the course started.

The purpose of this training course is not only for the participants to learn techniques and knowledge necessary for flood hazard mapping and its dissemination but also for them to share what is learned in the course with those who are working in the fields related to hydrology. Thus, follow-up activities after completing the training course is also considered to be very important.

This year, there were a total of 16 participants, two each from eight different countries which include Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The training course offered six principal activities as follows:

Lectures: ICHARM invited several lecturers from different research institutes both at home and abroad to lecture about current flood disasters, about flood hazard mapping, as well as about techniques to acquire data necessary for flood hazard mapping. Dr. Klaas-jan Douben, Senior Lecturer of UNESCO-IHE was one of the invited lecturers as a cllaboration program between both Institutes.

Training: The participants were required to learn techniques necessary for flood hazard mapping.