International Flood Initiative

International Flood Initiative (IFI) is a joint initiative in collaboration with such international organizations as UNESCO-IHP, WMO, UNISDR, UNU, IAHS and IAHR. IFI focuses on research, information networking, education and training, empowering communities and providing technical assistance and guidance.

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  • 1 Apr 2019

    Third Plenary Meeting of the Platform on Water Resilience and Disasters held in Quezon, Philippines. More information is here.

  • 27 Feb 2019

    3rd Plenary Session for the Platform on Water Resilience and Disasters in Sri Lanka. More information is here.

  • 14 Mar 2018

    An outcome document of High Level Panel on Water (HPLW), "Making Every Drop Count -An Agenda for Water Action-" was released !

  • 10 Jan 2017

    "Implementation Planning Workshop on International Flood Initiative (IFI) in Asia-Pacific" was held prior to "The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium" in Tokyo, Japan. More information is here.

  • 13 Jun 2016

    UNESCO organized a side event “New Strategy for International Flood Initiative (IFI), A Challenge by Hydrology responding to Sendai Framework, SDGs and Paris Agreement” during the 22nd session of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-IC) at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. The meeting celebrated the launch of a new IFI strategy (IFI strategy 2016-2022) and provided an opportunity to discuss its implementation. IFI is included in Theme 1 of the eighth IHP plan 2014-2021 and the strategy has been also posted as the IHP-IC document IHP/IC-XXII/Ref.5. You can see the drafted brief-note and pictures.

  • 1 Mar 2016

    A session “Flood Session: Towards IFI-AP and GEO Water”, collaborated with Asia Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) and Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO) during the Asia Water Cycle Symposium (AWCS2016) in Tokyo, Japan on 1-2 March 2016. This session was held in the context of the ICHARM’s 10th Anniversary. Following the reports from AWCI and NARBO member, ICHARM organized three parts: “3.2 Flood Early Warning System”, “3.3 Flood Disaster Risk Reduction” and “3.4 End-to-End Action Plan: IFI-AP deliberations”. The summary presentation is here with more information at AWCS2016 website.

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