|Associated Programme on Flood Management (WMO/GWP)|
The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) is a joint initiative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership. It promotes the concept of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) as a new approach to flood management with the aim of efficiently using floodplains and minimizing losses of life from flooding. The programme has been financially supported by the governments of Japan, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The Programme aims to combine IWRM principles into flood management practices and vice versa. It is designed to assist national and regional flood management institutions by providing access to synthesized knowledge and best practices, capacity building, advice on management, policy and strategy, and exchange of cross-regional experiences. Recently the Programme has established the HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management (read below).
Updates on activities of Associated Programme of Flood Management are accessible here.
HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management
The HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management (IFM HelpDesk) has its origins in the debate on demand-driven guidance to countries that adopt integrated flood management as a development policy. As such the HelpDesk represents a novelty in engaging directly with the country and river basin levels of water resources managment in providing guidance on flood management policy, strategy, and institutional development related to flood issues. Read more about...
Flood Management Policy Series
The series consists of a set of advocacy papers focusing on specific aspects of IFM, such as social, economic, environmental, legal and institutional aspects are being compiled to facilitate the implementation of IFM principles into the development planning practice of river basins. These advocacy papers aim at initiating the policy makers and flood managers into giving considerations for the issues other than the engineering in the integrated flood management as complementary options. Read more about...
Tools for Integrated Flood Management
Tools are intended to help gain quick access to relevant technical guidance over the internet. The guidance contained in these tools is intended to clarify the role and context of IFM in applying specific tools. The Tools seek to incorporate various relevant materials previously scattered over the Internet and other sources. Read more about...
Flood Management Capacity Building Materials for Trainers, Teachers, Students and Kids
Various capacity building materials on flood managment, in form of PowerPoint presentations, educator´s guide, KIDs Booklet, and E-learning options have been made available by the APFM, in collaboration with key partners (CapNet, Project WET: Water Education for Teachers and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg). Retrieve the materials here
A number of case studies on flood management were, and are being, collected from various regions of the world, based on the experiences of organizations active in flood management. The main objectives in collecting these case studies are to: