12th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management in A Changing Climate

Duration: 7 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013

Department: ACD

Donor Agency: Course fee

Location: Thailand,



Asia has more than its fair share of natural disasters, and floods account for 40 percent of the natural hazards affecting the region. Every year, floods cause colossal loss of lives and properties, 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 floods. 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 in a changing climate (FDRM) has been designed to achieve the goal of a more flood resilient society. ADPC has rich experience in providing similar courses for natural disaster mitigation at the international level. A model training experience in this course is created by integrating study materials, case studies, audio visual tools, field visits and interactive learning strategies. The course also presented 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.


By completing the FDRM, participants learned how to:

- Discuss dynamics of flood risk in a changing climate

- Evaluate the extent of flood risk and vulnerability and assess the capacity to response

- Develop comprehensive strategies for flood risk management in a changing climate

- Apply climate smart structural and non-structural measures for flood risk mitigation

- Develop preparedness and response plans for effective flood risk reduction

- Integrate flood recovery programs with flood risk management strategies

- Address cross-cutting issues in flood risk management