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The 10th International Training Course on
Flood Disaster Risk Management

11 – 22 October 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

KEY ISSUES

  1. Relationship between the global climate change pattern and impending flood risk
  2. Effective structural and non-structural intervention for flood risk reduction and resistance
  3. Practical experiences at international, national and local level for flood hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment
  4. Hands on exercises on community based diagnostic tools for flood vulnerability assessment and risk reduction
  5. Challenging issues for flood risk reduction interventions under difficult circumstances such as in urban and coastal areas
  6. Capacity building on flood preparedness, response functions, planning and recovery for sustainable development.

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ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS
Asia has more than its share of natural disaster in the world and floods account for forty percent of the natural hazards affecting the region. Every year, floods cause colossal loss of lives and property which severely setback the development process. The recent climate change, global warming, rapid urbanization and socio-economic disparity are making the world, particularly Asia, vulnerable to flood. The need to combat the perennial problem of floods and resultant destruction has been at the forefront concern for most Asian nations, which calls for a proactive approach in establishing disaster risk reduction regime for safer and sustainable development.

The International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management (FDRM) has been designed to achieve the goal of creating flood resilient society. With rich experiences in providing similar courses for natural disaster mitigation at international level, ADPC provides a model training experience in this course by integrating study materials, case studies, audio visual tools, field visits and interactive learning strategies. The course also presents flood preparedness and mitigation experience from severely affected countries like Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and many other continents such as Africa.

 

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COURSE OBJECTIVES
By completing the FDRM, participants will lean how to:

  • Develop comprehensive strategies for flood risk management
  • Evaluate the extent of flood risk and vulnerability and assess the capacity to response
  • Apply structural and non-structural measures for flood risk mitigation
  • Prepare preparedness and response plans for efficient flood risk reduction
  • Integrate recovery and rehabilitation plans and programs with flood risk management strategies
  • Address cross-cutting issues in flood risk management

COURSE MODULE
FDRM course offers an integrated approach to the development of flood risk reduction strategies, which enables a holistic view of flood situation and required measures for flood preparedness. The course is unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises from international and local flood risk management experience. The course is divided into seven modules with key topics as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Integrated Flood Risk Management

  • Basic concepts and terminologies in disaster management
  • Hydro-meteorological hazards, their formation and predictability
  • Flood disaster situation in Asia and natural catastrophes occurrence in Asia and the globe
  • Nature and causes of floods and secondary hazards

Module 2: Climate Change and Impending Floods

  • Concept of climate change and global warming
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Climate change and flood vulnerability

Module 3: Flood Risk Assessment

  • Basic principles and aspects of flood assessment
  • Process of flood vulnerability and capacities assessment
  • Process of flood risk assessment
    Community-based flood risk assessment

Module 4: Risk Mitigation

  • Concept and importance of flood plain management for flood risk mitigation
  • Tools for flood plan management
  • Structural interventions and its importance on flood risk mitigation
  • Flood-proofing in the Multi-hazard Environment
  • Integrated watershed management: a non-structural intervention for flood risk mitigation
  • Urban and Rural development planning
    Public awareness and capacity building

Module 5: Flood Disaster Preparedness & Response Planning

  • Flood disaster preparedness framework
  • Flood forecasting and early warning systems
  • Emergency response planning and management
  • Evacuation process
  • Search and rescue
  • Environmental health

Module 6: Recovery and Rehabilitation

  • Concepts of recovery and rehabilitation
  • Flood damage assessment
  • Management of sustainable recovery and rehabilitation activities

Module 7: Cross-cutting Issues

  • Economics of flood risk management
  • Financial system and funding for flood risk reduction programs
  • Relevant issues on trans-boundary, governance and gender

COURSE FACULTY
Internationally experienced practitioners and experts from ADPC and other partner organizations will conduct and facilitate the FDRM course.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is particularly useful for those concerned with the flood disaster risk management. It is open to all countries. Participation of decision makers, decision-makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, the development and planning authorities, water engineers and flood control professionals, officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and water resource and management is especially encouraged. The course is of a certain benefit to private land developers, personnel from emergency response, UN and other international agencies, or NGOs working on disaster mitigation.

As course participants come from a diverse range of countries and organizations, and the class size is limited to 30 persons, ADPC accepts nomination on a “first come, first served” basis provided the applicant meets the requirement.

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COURSE POLICIES

COURSE FEE
The course fee is US$ 2,000 per participant, plus a registration fee of US$ 40. The course fee includes the cost of tuition, course materials, break refreshments and lunch during the course, and study visit. Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the course fee. All participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and visa expenses, airport transfers, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

GROUP DISCOUNT
ADPC has established an arrangement that recognizes the special needs of sponsoring organizations who wish to send large groups to the course. A group discount applies for an organization sends a group of five participants for the course, and is then entitled to a course fee waiver of US$ 2,000 for a sixth participant from the same organization.

REGISTRATION
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations. An application form is available on ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/training/download.

Application form should be submitted by 5 September 2010 through email, fax or postal mail (see the contact below). Pre-course information will be provided once you have been accepted for the course.

PAYMENT
If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC account through bank or international Demand Draft (DD) not later than 15 September 2010. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please, note that personal cheques are not acceptable.

CANCELLATIONS
If you are suddenly unable to attend, a substitute applicant from your organization is welcome. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course; in which case, a full refund less 15% of course fee for banking charges and administrative costs will be made. No reimbursements will be made for cancellations within 3 weeks prior to the course starting date.

ACCOMMODATION
Applicants are required to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The room rate cost approximately US$ 55 per room per night including daily buffet breakfast.

LANGUAGE
All teaching and course materials are in English. Participants must be fully conversant in English.

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