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    Date: 08 - 12 Apr 2013
    Country: Turkey
    City/State: Antalya
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Workshop on integrated flood management, flood forecasting and early warnings

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 08 - 12 Apr 2013 Location: Turkey (Antalya)

UNISDR and WMO started in May 2012 the joint implementation of the project 'building resilience to disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey'. The project is supported by the European Commission DG enlargement through the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). The beneficiaries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) and Turkey. The project has a duration of 24 months and will end in May 2014. The overall objective of the action is to strengthen the resilience of the IPA beneficiaries to disasters. Over the past years, flood management efforts have focused primarily on ad hoc solutions, which are reactive rather than proactive.

There is a need to develop new approaches to flood management for which an Integrated Flood Management (IFM) approach is now recommended.  Although many countries may already have developed and adopted an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and catchments based water resources management approach, there is a need to upgrade this IWRM to incorporate the IFM principles and strategies.

The IFM capacity building program will focus on this need, while at the same time it will provide the know-how basis of flood forecasting and early warning, through the presentation of the recently developed WMO manual on flood forecasting and early warning, as well as an overlook on proven flood forecasting methodologies through the experience of selected partners.

Event website: http://www.preventionweb.net/ipadrr/

Target Audience

Senior level, medium level and national/local officers



 
 

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