Our Mission

The mission of ICHARM is to serve as the Global Centre of Excellence for Water Hazard and Risk Management by, inter alia, observing and analyzing natural and social phenomena, developing methodologies and tools, building capacities, creating knowledge networks, and disseminating lessons and information in order to help governments and all stakeholders manage risks of water-related hazards at global, national, and community levels.
( Revision on 25th February, 2014 ( Partially citation ) )

30 March 2016
The Second ICHARM Governing Board Meeting   check
Based on the agreement between the UNESCO and the Government of Japan regarding to ICHARM, which was renewed on 23rd July 2013, ICHARM held the second ICHARM Governing Board Meeting on 3rd March 2016 in Tokyo.

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14 March 2016
New Publication: Technical Note of PWRI No. 4323 "Survey report on the impact of the 2011 Chao Phraya River Flood on Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand" (Japanese Only) check
We are pleased to announce the publication of the results of our survey on the impact of the 2011 flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Since 2012, ICHARM has been implementing a research project on the chain-reaction expansion of the damage/impact of the 2011 flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand in the manufacturing sector. As part of the project, we conducted a questionnaire survey from February to March 2015 on the situation of Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand and companies in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, with support from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Rojana Industrial Park Public Co., Ltd, and the Shiga Economy and Industry Association. The purpose of the questionnaire survey was to understand, in a more comprehensive manner, the damage/impact of the 2011 Chao Phraya River flood including the secondary impact in and outside Thailand, challenges and needs during the response, recovery and restoration phases, and how flood risk reduction measures have been enhanced in the manufacturing sector. We hope that the results of this study will be useful for the organizations and companies who are in the process of strengthening flood risk reduction measures.
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Technical Note of PWRI No. 4322 "Lessons learned from the 2011 flood disaster in industrial estates/parks/zones in Thailand" check
We are pleased to announce the publication of English and Thai versions of our survey report “Lessons Learned from the Flood Disaster in Industrial Estates/Parks/Zones in Thailand - Based on the experience of the 2011 flood -" which had been originally published in Japanese in November 2014. The publication of the Japanese version as well as these two translated versions is part of the activities of ICHARM’s research project “the Chain-Reaction Expansion of the Damage/Impact of the 2011 Flood of Chao Phraya River in Thailand” (FY 2012-2015). The report compiled the experiences and lessons of the Japanese-affiliated companies in Thailand in responding to the 2011 Chao Phraya River flood. The report is based on the results of the interview survey conducted in 2012 with the help from JICA, the Rojana Industrial Park Public Co., Ltd, and other organizations.

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12 February 2016
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 10 No.4 (Issue No.39) is now available check

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

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- Message from Director
- Advisor's activities
- Second United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters in U.S.A.
- ICHARM signed the MoU with the research center, NIED
- IFAS training globally in demand
- Field trips by M. Sc. students
- UNESCO International Workshop in Jakarta
- GEWEX Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015 in Italy
- ICHARM and RCUWM co-host a plenary session in Indonesia
- Expert Group Meeting on Regional Strategies towards Building Resilience to Disaster in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok
- The 10th Integrated Workshop of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Malaysia
- 2015 Symposium on Climate Change in Taiwan
- APEC Climate Symposium 2015 in Philippines
- Visit by China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
- Visit by Myanmar university delegates
- The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) 2015
- "JAXA/Satellite Application for Environment (SAFE) Initiative Workshop" and "Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-22)" in Indonesia
- Participation in side events of COP21 in France
- Visit by Colombian delegates
- ICHARM showed the ongoing IFI activities at the poster session during the WECC2015 in Kyoto, Japan
- Participation in the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in California, U.S.A.
- ICHARM contributed the UNESCO ENHANS project in South America
- ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) update: Interim Meeting and Workshop
- Comment from the internship student
- ICHARM celebrates its 10th anniversary with events during AWCS
- Publication List

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29 January 2016
Message from Director updated.   check

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