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 ) )

We are grateful to announce that ICHARM will celebrate its 10th anniversary in March 2016.

In a series of the 10th anniversary, ICHARM will organize two sessions below during the Asian Water Cycle Symposium (AWCS2016) on March 1-2 at the University of Tokyo’s Hongo campus.

   (1) Flood Session: Towards IFI-AP (Afternoon, March 1)
   (2) Capacity Building Session (Morning, March 2)

Participation fee to the symposium is free, but registration is necessary.
During the symposium, PWRI will offer a reception to cerebrate 10th anniversary in the evening of March 1. (Fee: 2,000 JPY)

Further information, including venue, registration, symposium program, recommended hotels, visas and other travel concerns, is available at the workshop website:

We are waiting for your participation!

29 January 2016
Message from Director updated.   check


13 January 2016
Research Specialist Positions Available check

ICHARM is now accepting one application for Research Specialist positions.
Click here to view the information on the application guidelines.

10 December 2015
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2016   check
ICHARM and GRIPS are now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2016.
Deadline: March 4, 2016
For more detail, please visit our "Doctoral Course" site.

18 November 2015
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 10 No.3 (Issue No.38) is now available

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

- Message from Director
- ICHARM Director honored the Science Award
- Advisor's activities
- PWRI / ICHARM visit by Taiwan Vice Minister
- "Expert Meeting on Developing Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction" and "Openended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OEIWG)"
- Workshop on Risks and Impacts on Floods from Extreme Events in ASEAN Countries
- International workshop held in Pakistan to promote evidence-based flood forecasting
- Strengthening Water Partnerships for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
- SAFE prototype project in the Lower Mekong basin kicked off in Cambodia
- Conference on climate change adaption technology in Taiwan
- 52nd and 53rd ICHARM R&D seminars held
- Dr. Miyamoto presented with the PWRI President's Award
- UAV-assisted flood investigation in Bangladesh
- Investigation conducted in the Lower Mekong Basin
- Field visit to flood-ravaged Joso City in Ibaraki Prefecture
- Observation of the Jamuna river
- FY2015 JICA Training Program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management
- Joint international summer program with Tokyo University
- Educational Program Updates
- Flood in Myanmar (Contribution)
- New ICHARM Member
- Publication List

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