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Training for Trainers
“Integrated Flood Management for Sustainable Development”
05-08 April 2011, Army Hotel, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Summary
The training for trainers “Integrated Flood Management (IFM) for Sustainable Development” was organized by (WMO) through Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM), Mekong River Commission (MRC), and Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management (Cap-Net) from 5 to 8 April 2011 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The four-day training course was targeted to policy makers, top- and mid-level managers and professionals in water resources management, disaster management, land use management and spatial planning from Mekong River Basin countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The course aimed to provide participants with in-depth exposure to the social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions of flood management and to help them develop integrated perspectives on floods, floodplains and development processes in their country.

At the end of the course, the participants agreed to seek for means to integrate IFM concept and practices into MRC’s Flood Management and Mitigation Programme, to create opportunities for training workshops at national levels, to establish knowledge network and platform at national and MRC levels in cooperation with WMO and Cap-Net, and to establish National Flood Coordinators identified by MRC as focal points for APFM-HelpDesk activities.

Background
The training was developed by WMO, MRC and Cap-Net as part of a collaborative capacity building programme “Integrated Flood Management for Sustainable Development” for flood-prone countries, river basins, cities and communities, with the aim of scaling-up action on IFM to contribute to minimization of losses of life from flooding and to efficient use of flood plain resources.

Course description
The four-day course was designed to familiarize participants with the concept of Integrated Flood Management and to prepare them to identify possible paths of action towards implementation of the concept in their own field of work. The course provided participants with in-depth exposure to the social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions of flood management and helped them develop integrated perspectives on floods, floodplains and development processes in their own country.

Course goals

  • Provide a balanced outlook on floods, flood plains and development processes, and the role they play in the overall framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Provide an opportunity to think out of box about possible ways of addressing flood issues within their own context
  • Provide an opportunity to share their conceptions and ideas with water and disaster managers from other countries
  • Provide a sufficient basis for future self-study on the issues and for an exchange network with other participants
  • Equip participants with an analytical framework to help them analyze the various dimensions of flood management and identify the multidisciplinary input requirements for IFM
  • Equip participants with knowledge about available tools and methodologies to improve their flood management practices in their home institution. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the rationale for applying an IFM concept
  • Understand the social, environmental, economic, legal and institutional dimensions of flood management, the interdisciplinary nature of the concept, and the possible contribution of each discipline
  • Understand the main principles and aims of IFM/IWRM (theoretical level) and critically review them within their own country context
  • Understand the full range of flood management measures (structural and non-structural measures)
  • Be able to identify the stakeholders in their own country or area for IFM
  • Be able to identify requirements and possible actions within their own jurisdiction that would strengthen IFM
  • Be able to identify required tools to facilitate such actions in their own context. 

Training outcome:
Participants got engaged in providing training in IFM at national and river basin levels and act as resource persons to implement IFM.

Duration: 4 days

Target group:
Policy makers, top- and mid-level managers, and professionals in water resources management, disaster management, land use management and spatial planning

Participants, organizer and trainers:  List

 

Workshop programme with presentation materials:

Time

Activities

Responsiblity

Day 1: 05 April 2011

AM

Registration

MRC

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Do Manh Hung, VNMC

Dr. Lam Hung Son, MRC

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Introduction Session

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Cost of Flood in the Lower Mekong 2000-2009

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Types, Causes and Impacts of Flood Hazards

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

PM

Concept of IFM

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Discussion "Public Perception and Role of the Media in Flood Management"

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Legal and Institutional Aspects of IFM

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Day 2: 06 April 2011

AM

Measures of Flood Risk Management (Structural and Non - Structural)

Mr. Tomoyuki Okada, WMO

Understanding and Identifying Local Knowledge on Flood Risk Management

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, ADPC

Social Aspects of IFM

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Making the Concept Matter at the Local Level - Case Studies in Southeast Asia and Kenya

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

PM

Economic Aspects of IFM

Mr. Tomoyuki Okada, WMO

MRC Approaches to IWRM

Dr. Lam Hung Son, MRC

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Environmental Aspect of IFM

Mr. Tomoyuki Okada, WMO

Country Presentation

Mr. Ruangwit, Thailand

Mr. Thien, Viet Nam

Mr. Bounlap, Lao PDR

Mr. Monichoth, Cambodia

Day 3: 07 April 2011

AM-PM

Field Visit to Red River

MRC/VNMC

Day 4: 08 April 2011

AM

Flood Emergency Management and Flood Proofing

Mr. Jan T. L Yap, Cap-Net

MRC Case Studies

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Flood Risk Assessment and Mapping

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

MRC Input on Flood Mapping

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Transboundary Aspects of IFM

Mr. Tomoyuki Okada, WMO

PM

Introduction to IFM tools and HelpDesk

Mr. Tomoyuki Okada, WMO

Implementation Issues of IFM at the Regional and National Level - the Way Forward

Mr. Nicolaas Bakker, MRC

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

Closing Remarks and Award of Certificate

Mr. Tran Duc Cuong, MRC

Dr. Wolfgang Eric Grabs, WMO

 

Course evaluation

 

 


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