APFM Mission:

The mission of the APFM is to "support countries in the integrated management of floods" within the overall framework of integrated water resources management.

The APFM's objectives are to:

Establish the principles of Integrated Flood Management,

Help assimilate principles of Integrated Flood Management within the overall Integrated Water Resources Management,

Identify gaps in present flood management practices and IFM approach to stimulate partners to meet critical needs within their available human and financial resources,

Support actions at all levels, local, national, regional or river basin that follows principles of Integrated Flood Management,

Provide a platform for a common strategic vision on integrated flood management issues, and to promote the implementation of effective policies and strategies worldwide,

Promote awareness about flood management issues, build political commitment and trigger action at all levels, and

Provide advice and relevant information to institutions and decision-makers on flood management issues.

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