Our Mission

The mission of ICHARM is to serve as the Centre of Excellence to provide and assist implementation of best practicable strategies to localities, nations, regions, and the globe to manage the risk of water related disasters.

3 April 2014
Flood Inundation Frequency Map in South Sudan  check

MODIS remote sensing images were analyzed to release a flood inundation frequency map in South Sudan

For more detail, please visit here.
 
26 February 2014

The First ICHARM Governing Board held on 25 February in Tokyo.

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31 January 2014
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 8 No.4 (Issue No.31) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

<Topics>
- ADB Project in Myanmar: Transformation of Urban Management (CDTA 8456)
- 29th Meeting of ISO/TC 113 at Mexico
- Sentinel Asia
- IFAS Training in the Philippines
- Training Course Updates
- Salvadoran and Chinese Engineers Visit ICHARM
- THE 2nd ISDR ASIA Partnership Meeting
- 14th Governing Council Meeting of APWF and the Consultation Workshop on Asian Water Information System, November 25-27, 2013 in Manila, Philippines
- Budapest Water Summit: The Role of Water and Sanitation in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda
- Typhoon Committee Integrated Workshop
- New ICHARM Members
- Comments from the Internship Students
- Publication list

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1 January 2014
Message from Director updated  check

Season's Greetings from Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Director of ICHARM.

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28 November 2013
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2014
ICHARM is now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2014.
Deadline: 7th March 2014
For more detail, please visit our "Doctoral Course" site.
28 November 2013
IFAS updated

IFAS has been updated.(ver.1.2)

 
31 October 2013
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 8 No.3 (Issue No.30) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

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- Investigation in the Pampanga River Basin
- Field Survey for Flood and Drought Risk Assessment in Indonesia
- Field Study on Damage by the Collapse of a Natural Dam in Ambon Island, Indonesia
- Signing of the MOU at SHI and Visiting Valday Branch of SHI
- ASEAN Countries Trained for Satellite-based Disaster Management
- FY2013 JICA Training program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS
- Educational Program Updates
- First Ph.D. Student Has Graduated
- UNESCO Strategic and High-Level Meeting on Water Security and Cooperation
- Pakistan Holds an International Meeting on IFAS
- Research Specialist Kamimera Awarded by a Vietnamese Ministry
- Annual Third-party Evaluation Conducted
- Comment from the Internship Student
- New ICHARM Members
- Publication list

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20 September 2013
Report of JICA Training Program: 2013 Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS updated

ICHARM implemented a JICA training program, “2013 Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS,” from July 9 to August 6 in collaboration with the JICA.
This is the second year of this three-year training program that ICHARM has provided since fiscal year 2012.
This year, a total of 16 trainees participated in the training.

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6 September 2013
Two Research Specialist Positions Available

ICHARM is now accepting applications for two Research Specialist positions. Applications are due 7 October 2013.
(Application has been closed)

7 August 2013
Workshop Report on 2013 Capacity Development for Integrated Flood Risk Management in Pakistan

From May 28 to June 6, 2013, ICHARM conducted a workshop, “Capacity Development for Integrated Flood Risk Management in Pakistan,” specifically designed to middle- to high-ranking officials of the Pakistani government. It was the second installment of the workshop, following the first held last year with six participants.

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1 August 2013
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 8 No.2 (Issue No.29) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

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- UNESCO and Japan Renew Partnership for ICHARM
- RRI Model Receives the 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013
- Disaster Management Handbook Published
- Development of a Method for Estimating Flood Damage in the Lower Mekong Basin
- Collaborative Study between Thai Researchers and ICHARM
- Pakistani Officials Participate in a Capacity Development Workshop
- Visit to Chikusei City Flood Fighting Drill
- Message by Andrea Juarez, ICHARM Internship Student
- Study Tour to 2011 Tsunami-affected Areas along Miyagi Coast
- The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit held in Chiang Mai
- Lower House Members Visit ICHARM
- ICHARM Signs an MOU with IWPC
- ICHARM Special Session at the Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research 2013 Conference
- Local High School Students Enjoy ICHARM Open Day 2013
- New ICHARM Members
- Publication list

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29 July 2013
UNESCO and Japan Renew Partnership for ICHARM

On 23 July, 2013, the Ambassador of Japan to UNESCO, H.E. Mr Isao Kiso and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, signed an agreement for the renewal of ICHARM at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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22 July 2013
RRI Model Receives The 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013

PWRI was awarded on July 5, 2013, with the 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award for the recent development of the Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation (RRI) Model.

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21 June 2013
ICHARM signs an MOU with IWPC

On April 12, 2013, ICHARM and the Iran Water and Power Company (IWPC) signed an MOU on research exchange and technical cooperation to provide mutual assistance in promoting research.

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21 May 2013
'World handbook on Local Disaster Management Experiences for Beginners' is now available

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All rights are reserved by ICHARM. This publication may not be copied for commercial use.

30 April 2013
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 8 No.1 (Issue No.28) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

<Topics>
- Final Report of ADB’s Technical Assistance Project Submitted
- International Flood Initiative Secretariat summary: United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water & Disasters
- Seminar on Sediment Hydraulics and River Management in Bangladesh
- MEXT-funded Kakushin Program Report Part 5: Projection of flood-risk changes in specific vulnerable areas and development of coping strategies
- High-Level meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP)
- 45th Typhoon Committee session held in Hong Kong, China
- ICHARM Director Takeuchi Wins the International Hydrology Prize
- ICHARM Research Team Wins the Best Research Exchange Award in the 2013 SAT Technology Showcase
- ICHARM Researcher Sayama Wins the 2013 Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT Minister
- IAHS Red Book “Floods: From Risk to Opportunity”
- Publication list

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18 April 2013
ICHARM Researcher Sayama Wins the 2013 Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT Minister

Dr. Takahiro Sayama, researcher of ICHARM, was awarded the 2013 Young Scientists’ Prize, officially known as the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for his recent study on rainfall-runoff-inundation simulation of mega-flood events in the world.

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18 April 2013
IAHS Red Book No. 357 “Floods: From Risk to Opportunity”

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has published a new Red Book with the title of "Floods: From Risk to Opportunity" in March 2013. This new volume presents selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM5).

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3 April 2013
ICHARM Research Team Wins the Best Research Exchange Award in the 2013 SAT Technology Showcase

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11 March 2013
(Closed) A Research Specialist Position Available

ICHARM is now accepting applications for a Research Specialist position. Applications are due 31 May 2013.
(Application has been closed)

4 February 2013
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 7 No.4 (Issue No.27) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

<Topics>
- ICHARM Researcher Conducts Hurricane Sandy Damage Investigation
- MEXT-funded Kakushin Program Report Part 3: Global-scale Climate Change Impact Assessment on Flood Risk Change
- MEXT-funded Kakushin Program Report Part 4: Assessment of climate change impact on lower West Rapti River basin
- Report on FY2012 JICA Training Program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS
- Filipino researchers visits ICHARM for training (Contribution)
- Training on “Development and Utilization of Flood Vulnerability Indices in Cambodian Floodplain” (ADB TA 7276)
- Publication list

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