16th Integrated Flood Disaster Risk Management Course in a Changing Climate

Date:  5 - 9 Dec 2022

Venue: Bangkok (Face to Face), Thailand




The last three years has brought unprecedented losses in lives and properties as a result of floods. In South Asia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan were never spared as hundreds were killed and tens of thousands were affected and hundreds of millions of dollars lost. In Southeast Asia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines had their worst flooding in recent memory. From these countries, billions of dollars in cumulative value of investments were lost. In other parts of the globe, African nations experienced their worst mudslide as a result of flash floods. In North and Latin America, the United States, Chile and Peru had their own share of losses.

These development setbacks had to be prevented or at least mitigated. The course will help in realizing this goal. Hence, government, development and humanitarian organizations are strongly encouraged to attend and participants in this course.


The course is highly relevant given that floods alone account for 40% of the natural hazards in the Region. Lessons will be identified from a number of recent major floods, including those in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand.


The five-day course will cover the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Integrated Flood Disaster Risk Management

Session 1- Integrated Flood Risk Management: Concepts and Principles
Session 2 - Overview of Climate Change and Extreme Events
Session 3 - Climate Change and its impact on impending floods
Session 4 - Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

Module 2: Development of an Integrated Flood Risk Management Plan

Session 1 - Flood Analysis

• Flood Hazards and Risk assessment

• Climate related Loss and Damage Estimation Within Climate Risk Management

Session 2 - Flood Risk Evaluation

Session 3 - Flood Risk Management Implementation

• Early Warning System and Impact-based Forecasting

• Implementation of Flood Mitigation Measures: Structural, Non-Structural, Nature-based

Module 3: Flood Preparedness and Response Planning

Session 1- Flood Disaster Preparedness
Session 2 - Emergency Response and Contingency Planning

Module 4: Flood Recovery and Rehabilitation

Session 1 - Flood Recovery and Rehabilitation: Concepts and Principles
Session 2 - Post-Flood Damage and Loss Estimation
Session 3 - Sustainable Flood Recovery Programs

Module 5: Crosscutting Issues

Session 1 - Media

• The Role of the Media in Flood Management

Session 2 - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)

• Mainstreaming GESI n Flood Forecasting and Integrated Flood Management
• GESI Issues in Flood Risks Prevention and Management

Session 3 - Trans-boundary issues and governance in floodplain management


Attendance to the course is recommended for but not limited to the following:

• Professionals working in flood disaster risk management

• Policy and decision makers

• Elected and/or appointed national and local officials and administrators

• Development and planning authorities

• Water engineers and flood control professionals

• Officials in urban planning, housing, public works and water resource management

• Emergency preparedness and response personnel


In order to optimize learning, the course will use a variety of learner-centered approaches that are highly interactive, participatory and experiential:

• Lectures and discussions
• Facilitated group exercises
• Peer to peer learning
• Field and institutional visits
• Video documentaries
• Case studies and good practices sharing


Investment for the course is $1,300.00 without accommodation and $1,600.00 with accommodation. Fees are inclusive of course materials, meals and transportation during exposure visits, lunch and AM and PM snacks during the face-to-face part and certificate upon successful completion of the course.

As part of ADPC’s contribution in the continuing capacity development of professionals amid the impact of COVID-19, we have significantly reduced the course fee. Therefore, we are not offering scholarship at this time.


To register, please visit To get more information about this course, please check ADPC website at or contact Ms. Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at +66 2 298 0682-92 ext. 134 at


Deadline for registration is November 11, 2022, while payment must be made by November 18, 2022. We will be giving away Samsung Tablets with Stylus Pen to those who will register and pay on or before November 4, 2022.

For more information about the course, you may also contact Ms. Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at or