15th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management

Duration: 4 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

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 the loss of a number of lives and considerable damage to properties, which severely sets back the development process. The 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 a forefront concern for most Asian nations, which calls for a proactive approach to establishing a disaster risk reduction regime for safer and sustainable development.

While contributing to the development of flood resilient societies, ADPC's training course utilizes case studies, audio-visual tools, field visits and interactive learning strategies. The course also presents flood preparedness and mitigation strategies from severely affected countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam while also capturing case studies from other continents.


Upon completition of the course, participants will be able to:

-? Discuss the dynamics of flood risk in a changing climate

-? Evaluate the extent of flood risk and vulnerability, and assess the capacity to respond

-? 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 to flood risk management strategies

-? Address cross-cutting issues in flood risk management