10th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management

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.
 
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
 
By completing the FDRM, participants will learn 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

For more information, visit www.adpc.net/FDRM10