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Achievements and Contributions

2017

July

6 : PWRI and the University of Tokyo jointly issued a press release on the future activity of ICHARM in response to a severe flood disaster in Sri Lanka

June

15 : Meeting for the Platform on Water-related Disasters in the Philippines

12 - 16 : A regional workshop "Tools for Managing Hydrological Maximums in a Changing World" in Montevideo, Uruguay

3 - 9 : Field investigation in Assam, a northern Indian province

2 - 11 : Senior Researcher Mohamed Rasmy join the Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team (the JDR Team) for floods in Sri Lanka

May

31 - June 2 : Visit National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) in India

31 - June 1 : TC (Typhoon Committee) annual meeting in Korea

30 : Senior Researcher Yorozuya wins Bureau Director’s Award

27 - 30: Field trips by M. Sc. Students, in Yodo River basin

22 - 26 : Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Cancun, Mexico

18 : Side event of the 73rd ESCAP general meeting in Thailand

17 - 26 : UNESCO Pakistan project: training for Pakistani and Afghan experts in Japan

17 : Senior Researcher Kikumori awarded for his contributions to CommonMP

17 : CommonMP 10th Anniversary Workshop held in Tokyo

15 : APRSAF/SAFE-ESCAP Meeting, Training in Bangkok, Thailand

15 : President of the 38th UNESCO General Conference visited ICHARM

9 : High Level Consultation Meeting on IFI Coordination held in Myanmar

April

27 - 29 : Field trips by M. Sc. Students, in Shinano River basin

24 - 25 : Workshop on "Risk-Based Hydrologic Engineering Standards" in Koblenz, Germany

23 - 29: Research and Training Advisor Egashira lectures at MJIIT in Malaysia

23 - 28 : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU2017) in Austria

22 : Visited by Vice chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

21 : ICHARM Open Day 2017 held, inviting local school students

20 - 22 : Visit Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI)

12 : Workshop on "Platform on Water-related Disaster" in Pakistan

10 - 11 : Training workshops "Strategic Data for Reliable Models and Timely Flood Forecasts" held in Pakistan

6 - 8 : Training workshops "Intermediate rainfall-runoff modelling and Hands on training on IFAS and RRI models part 3" held in Pakistan

March

30 : Visit by researchers from the DOST-SEI ASTHRDP in the Philippines

27 : Prof. Takeuchi’s last lecture and ICHARM 10th anniversary publication ceremony

21 : Workshop "Climate Change Impact Assessment in the Solo River Basin" in Indonesia

17 : Meeting with National Committee for Disaster Management on SOUSEI program, Cambodia

13 : IFI Coordinating Meeting in the Philippines

9 : Annual conference on the SOUSEI program

8 : Commemorative lectures of PWRI president and ICHARM advisor

8 - 9 : 4th Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia STEP3 (JPTM2017) in Hanoi, Vietnam

2 - 3 : Meeting with PMD on SOUSEI program, Pakistan

1 - 3: Field trips by M. Sc. Students, in Kobe and Tokushima

February

25 : Meeting with Thailand RID on SOUSEI program

22 - 25 : ADB project (TA-8456:) final report submitted to the Myanmar government

21 - 24 : The 49th Annual Session of Typhoon Committee in Yokohama, Japan

14 - 16: HELP Davao Network at the Philippines

12 - 17 : International Symposium on the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in New Zealand

January

31 - February 2 : Follow-up seminar in Manila, the Philippines

19 - 20 : Field investigation and interviews in Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake

18 - 19 : The 6th Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Asia Workshop on Satellite Precipitation Data Utilization in Bangkok, Thailand

18 : The 20th Governing Council Meeting of APWF at Singapore

10 : Implementation Planning Workshop on International Flood Initiative (IFI) in Asia-Pacific, Tokyo

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2016

December

Asia Development Bank (ADB), “TA-8456: Transformation of Urban Management - Part II Flood Management,” project: submitted the final report

20 : Visitors from the Water Resources Department of Bihar, India

18 - 20: Study tour by master’s program students (Kanto Regional Development Bureau and the Tsurumi River basin)

7 - 13 : Participation in the fifteenth session of the Commission for Hydrology of World Meteorological Organization in Italy

1 : 57th ICHARM R&D seminar held: Dr. Yasutaka Wakazuki, an associate professor of Ibaraki University
       58th R&D seminar: Prof. Srikantha Herath, Senior Advisor to Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, Gov. of Sri Lanka

November

15 - 18 : APRSAF23 and SAFE workshop in the Philippines

14 - 25 : IAEA/RCA Regional Training Course (RTC) "The Assessment of Groundwater by Using Isotope and Related Techniques” in Xian, China

14 - 18 : Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) the third formal and informal sessions, Geneva

9 : Visit by international students of University of Tsukuba

7 - 9 : 15th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA2016) in the Philippines

7 : Visitors from Ministry of Water Resources and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)

2 - 9: Field investigation and workshop in Nepal

October

31 : HELP-IFI side event "Flood Resilience under Climate Change is Essential to Sustainable Development" in Jakarta, Indonesia

24 - 28: Typhoon Committee holds 11th integrated workshop in Phillipines

24 - 27: International conference on flash floods in Egypt

24 : Visitors from Yangon Technical University

24 - 26: UNESCO IHP 24th Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RSC) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

23 - 25 : UNESCO conference “Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Security for Poverty Alleviation in Dryland Regions” at Pakistan

20 - 21 : Study tour by master’s program students (middle Tone River basin and the upper Kinugawa River basin)

10 - 11 : Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) second informal session, Geneva

3 - 7 : Participate to UN ESCAP Training "Regional Training for Flood Forecasting in Transboundary River Basins" in Thailand

September

22 : Workshop on the use of risk information regarding water-related disasters in the Philippines

14 : Ph.D. and M.Sc. Student Has Graduated

12 - 16 : Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Hydromet Services for Early Warning was held at the World Bank Tokyo Office. This was an innovative knowledge exchange program organized by the World Bank

12 - 13 : The Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) Advisory and Management Committees in Switzerland

6 - 7 : Typhoon Committee holds an annual workshop in Seoul, Korea

August

31 - September 1 : the 7th ACECC General Assembly (CECAR7) in Honolulu

29 : Manila officials visit ICHARM

24 - 25: Drainage Systems Asia Summit 2016 in Singapore

23 - 24: The 1st Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, Bangkok, thailand

22 - 24: ICHARM held a technical workshop for 15 officials of the Irrigation Department at a training center in Kotmale, Sri Lanka

July

27 : Visit by the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST)

25 - August 5: Joint international summer program “Ssustainable Water Managememnt in an Era of Big Data” with Tokyo University

21 - 24 : Participation in Workshop on “Fostering Collaboration between UNESCO in the Field and Networks towards the 2030 Agenda” in Indonesia

21 : 56th ICHARM R&D seminar held
Dr. Kelly M. Kibler, an assistant professor of Water Resources Engineering, University of Central Florida

20 : Visit by researchers of Asian Institute of Technology

12 - 19 : International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress 2016 at Prague, Czech Republic

12 - 15 : International conference on fluvial hydraulics held in USA

11 - 15 : ADB TA-8456 project: DMH (Meteorology and Hydrology) independently organized RRI model training

6 : National Institute of Technology,Oyama College visit ICHARM

4 - 29 : JICA training program “Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS”

June

23 - 28 : ADB TA-8456 project: Meeting with DMH, IWUMD, RRD (Relief and Resettlement Department) and DWIR. and visited the Japanese embassy in Myanmar,JICA and UNDP

20 - 21 : Open-ended intergovernmental expert working group (OIEWG) on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction: Informal consultations of the Chair in Geneva

13 - 17 : 22nd Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council including IFI Side Meeting Held in Paris

9 - 10 : Expert consultation by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in Italy

3 : ICHARM Researchers Awarded the Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award by ISSS

2 : JAXA-SAFE project : Mini-workshop in Indonesia

May

30 : RRI (The Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation) model is ready for free download

30 - 6 June : Workshop for a UNESCO Pakistan project held in Japan

24 - 26 : JAXA-SAFE project : The 1st capacity building workshop and training organized by the Irrigation Department of Sri Lanka

24 - 27 : Typhoon Committee holds an annual workshop in Ulsan, Korea

23 : Final Workshop on ADB TA-8456 Part II, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

23 : i -WSSM delegation visited ICHARM

19 - 22 : ADB TA-8456 project: the 4th follow-up training on the Rainfall Runoff Inundation (RRI) Model and the Storm Surge Model, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

19 - 20 : JAXA-SAFE project : Bias correction training for GSMaP by using the Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) at Mekong River Commission (MRC) in Cambodia

18 : ADB TA-8456 project: Field survey in Nyaung Don area

16 - 18 : The first UNESCO Category 2 Centres (C2Cs) Science Coordination Meeting, in Beijing, China

April

30 - 2 May : Field work including interviews and on-site observations at Jamalpur district, Bangladesh

27 - 29 : Field trip to the Hokuriku region by M. Sc. students

23 - 26: Field work including interviews and on-site observations at Sirajgonj district, Bangladesh

22 - 26 : Training workshops for the UNESCO Pakistan project phase 2: Introduction to Rainfall- Runoff Modeling and Hands-on Training on IFAS and RRI Models

22 : ICHARM Open Day joined by local high school students

20 : First joint workshop on flood hazard and damage assessment in Bangladesh

19 - 20 : Workshops for the UNESCO Pakistan project phase 2: Standardizing Flood Forecasting and Warning Approaches in Transboundary Catchments

13 : ICHARM Director visited the President of JICA

11 - 12 : Dr. Cecilia Tortajada (the former IWRA president) visits waterworks facilities in Tokyo and Ibaraki

March

30 - 1 April, 4 - 6 April : ADB TA-8456 project: the 3rd follow-up training on the Rainfall Runoff Inundation (RRI) Model and the Storm Surge Model, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

18 - 24 : Field survey to glaciers, glacial lakes, and wetlands of Tuni Basin in Bolivia

16 - 17 : IFAS-AutoIFAS final installation and handover ceremony of Malaysia-Japan SATREPS Project

16 : Future Earth Seminar by DPRI associate professor Muneta Yokomatsu

14 - 15 : Consultation on the flood protection measures for the industry sector, Thailand

14 - 18 : Workshop on Practical Application of RRI Model in the Philippines

13 - 15 : Meetings with Thai governments and experts on the SOUSEI Program

8 - 11 : Field surveys on fluvial topography and floods around the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

7 - 16 : Participation in 2nd Collaboration Dialogue Workshop between Indonesia and Japan on Water and Disaster Management and meeting on the SOUSEI program

3 : 55th ICHARM R&D seminars held:
Dr. Johannes Cullmann, the director of Climate and Water Department of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Dr. Christophe Cudennec, the secretary-general of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)

3 : 2nd ICHARM Governing Board Meeting held in Tokyo

1 - 2 : Asian Water Cycle Symposium 2016 (AWCS2016) in Tokyo, Japan

February

21 -27 : The 48th annual session of the Typhoon Committee in Hawaii

15 : 54th ICHARM R&D seminars held: Dr. Katsumi Mushiake, professor emeritus of both the University of Tokyo and Fukushima University

9 - 11 : Second Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) in Switzerland

Evidence-Based Flood Contingency Planning in the Philippines, Calumpit Mayor awarded ICHARM's risk management team with a certificate of appreciation.

January

25 - 29 : ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) workshop on flood hazard mapping in Yangon, Mawlamyine, and Mandalay

19 - 20 : The 3rd Sentinel Asia in Sri Lanka

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2015

December

21 - 22 : Workshop held as part of UNESCO Pakistan Project (Phase II)

16 : ICHARM signed the MoU with the research center, NIED

15 - 16 : IFAS training hosted by UNESCO Cairo Office at Cairo, Egypt

14 - 18 : Participation in the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in California, U.S.A.

10 : ICHARM contributed the UNESCO ENHANS project in Montevideo, Uruguay

1 : ICHARM showed the ongoing IFI activities at the poster session during the WECC2015 in Kyoto, Japan

1 : Visit by Colombian delegates

1 : Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-22) in Bali, Indonesia

November

30, 1 December : Participation in side events of COP21 in France

30 : JAXA/Satellite Application for Environment (SAFE) Initiative Workshop in Bali, Indonesia

29 - 4 December : The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) 2015, Australia

25 - 26 : Field trips by M. Sc. Students (the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, the Tsurumi River Basin Information Center, and the Kawawa Retarding Basin to learn about flood control measures in heavily populated areas, etc.)

18 : the Second United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters at the UN Headquarters in New York City, U.S.A.

17 : the Sixth Meeting of High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) at the UN Headquarters in New York City, U.S.A.

12 : Visit by Myanmar university delegates

11 : Visit by China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

6 : 2015 Symposium on Climate Change in Taiwan

2 - 4 : APEC Climate Symposium 2015 in Philippines

October

28 - 31 : Field trips to the Kinki Region by M. Sc. Students

26 - 29 : The 10th Integrated Workshop of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Malaysia

26 - 28 : Expert Group Meeting on Regional Strategies towards Building Resilience to Disaster in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok

20 - 23 : GEWEX Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015 in Italy

21 : ICHARM and RCUWM co-host a plenary session in Indonesia

21 : Advisor Kuniyoshi Takeuchi was awarded with the certificate of appreciation by the Jakarta Office of the UNESCO IHP

20 : Advisor Kuniyoshi Takeuchi was honored with the UNESCO-IHP RSC-SEAP Award

19 - 22 : The 23rd UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP), Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RSC), Indonesia

12 - 16 : ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) : Interim Meeting and Workshop etc

6 : Started M.Sc. program, “Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program (JICA)

5 - 9 : IFAS training hosted by the JICA/AHA centre in Jakarta, Indonesia

September

29 - 30 : Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG), Geneva

24 - 25 : Conference on climate change adaption technology (TaiCCAT) in Taiwan

21 - 22 : ICHARM contributed the UNESCO ENHANS project in Lima, Peru

19 - 27 : Observation of the Jamuna River, Bangladesh

17 : Ph.D. and M.Sc. Student Has Graduated

17 : Field visit to flood-ravaged Joso City in Ibaraki Prefecture

16 : SAFE prototype project in the Lower Mekong basin kicked off in Cambodia

10 - 18 : Investigation conducted in the Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia

10 : ICHARM Director Toshio Koike honored the Science Award

7 : 53rd ICHARM R&D seminars held: Distinguished Professor M. Levent Kavvas of the University of California, Davis

August

31 - 1 September: UNESCO International Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia

31 - 11 September: UAV-assisted flood investigation in Bangladesh

11 : Strengthening Water Partnerships for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Philippines

6 - 7 : International workshop held in Pakistan to promote evidence-based flood forecasting, Pakistan

5 : Workshop on Risks and Impacts on Floods from Extreme Events in ASEAN Countries, Indonesia

3 : 52nd ICHARM R&D seminars held: Professor Kun Yang of the Tibetan Plateau Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science

July

27 - 7 August : Joint international summer program with Tokyo University, “Sustainable Water Management in an Era of Big Data”

27 - 29 : Expert Meeting on Developing Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva

16 : Dr. Miyamoto presented with the PWRI President's Award

15 : Mr. Wei-Fuu Yang, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and nine Taiwan delegates visited PWRI and ICHARM

6 - 31 : Training course ”Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS)”, (JICA)

2 : Visit by Afgan officers

June

18 : DMH convened the Consultation Meeting for Risk Assessment, Myanmar

15 - 17 : ADB Myanmar project (TA-8456): Training on RRI Model and Storm Surge Model, Myanmar

12 : M.Sc. Field Tour to Hakojima retarding basin

12 : Visit by officer of Malaysia's Education Ministry

4 : Visit by NAHRIM-Malaysia DG and delegates

1 : Visit by Indonesian delegates

May

29 : Symposium on climate change impact and adaptation in water-related disasters

27 - 30 : M.Sc. Field Tour to Yodo River basin

27 - 29 : International Workshop on Typhoon and Flood in Taiwan

25 - 29 : 30th ISO/TC113 meeting held in Tokyo

25 - 26 : Workshops on sediment disasters and management in Taipei

15 : Visit by Thai delegates

12 : Training seminar for Bhutan staff

April

23 - 25 : M.Sc. Field Tour to Shinano River basin

22 - 25 : Discharge measurement workshop in the Shinano River

19 : IFAS training in Viet Nam

17 : ICHARM Open Day joined by local high school students

12 - 17 : The 7th World Water Forum (WWF7), Korea

9 - 10 : Visited the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Germany, as a part of International Flood Initiative (IFI) Flagship Project

March

27 : Visit by MJIIT Professor of Malaysia

17 : Visit by Negeri Lima mayor of Indonesia

14 - 15 : M.Sc. Field Tour and participation in WCDRR in Japan

14 - 18 : 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

10 : Visit by officials of UNESCO headquarters in France

6 : Visit by Ethiopian professor

3 - 4 : Follow-up seminar in Indonesia

February

24 : Workshop on Flood Contingency Planning with Evidence-based Simulation in the Philippines

24 : PAGASA-UNESCO seminar in the Philippines

23 - 27: Joint training for Malaysian experts (SATREPS)

20 : Visit by Afghan officials of Ministry of Energy and Water

16 - 20 : ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) update: Training on RRI Model and Storm Surge Model

9 - 10 : Visit to Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia

9 - 13: 47th session of the Typhoon Committee in Thailand

2 : Visit by delegates from Asian countries

January

28 : FY2014 SOUSEI annual meeting

28 - 30 : Thai Hydrologist Association 2015 in Thailand

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2014

December

19 : Iranian parliamentary delegates visit ICHARM

17 - 19 : M.Sc. students field tour to Kanto Regional Development Bureau, the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Tsurumigawa River basin

17 : The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) member companies visit ICHARM

14 - 16 : UNESCO IHP 2nd Category 2 Centres meeting, Koblenz, Germany

November

25 - 26 : The International Water Association (IWA) regional seminar at AIT in Bangkok, Thailand

24 : “River Basin Management using Science and Technology” in Myanmar

19 - 21 : Second joint project team meeting of Sentinel Asia Step 3 in Yangon, Myanmar

October

29 - 31 : M.Sc. students field tour to the middle Tonegawa River basin and the upper Kinugawa River basin

29 - 31 : ICHARM Director speaks at UNSGAB meeting

28 : Minister from Uttar Pradesh State in India visit ICHARM

25 : ICHARM Participates in JAXA Talk Event

22 : Vietnam IT experts visit ICHARM

9 - 14 : River flow observation and house survey in Lower Mekong Basin in Cambodia

6 - 10 : ASEAN countries trained for IFAS in Jakarta, Indonesia (JICA, AHA Centre)

4 : started M.Sc. program, “Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program (JICA)

1 : World Bank holds a public seminar “Understanding Risk in an Evolving World:Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment”

1 : 51st ICHARM R&D Seminar , Dr. Kate White, senior lead of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Dr. Shahbaz Khan, the deputy director of the UNESCO Jakarta

September

30 : ICHARM & GRIPS hold International Symposium “Together with the people coping with increasing water-related disasters in the world” in Tokyo

16 - 18 : The 6th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM6) held in Brazil

16 :The inception meeting of ADB TA8456 Project (Part II) was convened in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

12 : Ph.D. Student Has Graduated

11 - 18 : Field Observation in the Jamuna River in Bangladesh

1 : ICHARM Signs the MOU with the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM)

July

11 : Workshop on free software, IFAS and iRIC, for hydrology and water resources as the 7th seminar by the Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources

8 - 1 August : Third Training course ”Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS)”, (JICA)

ICHARM Yorozuya Researcher receive 16th Infrastructure Technology Development Award and PWRI Chief Executive Award

ADB Myanmar project (TA8456) launched

June

30 - 4 July : IFAS workshops conducted at University Tenaga National (UNITEN) in Malaysia

23 : Side Event of The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (SE3) in Bangkok, Thailand

18 - 20 : 21st Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council Held in Paris

16 : released the New IFAS (IFAS ver.2.0) on the ICHARM website

13 : Lecture in the Science Dialogue Program at Namiki Secondary School

12 : Information-Sharing Meeting with Bangladeshi Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief

10 : 48th ICHARM Research & Development seminar

4 - 7 : Field Study at the Lake Biwa-Yodo River Basin for Master Degree Students

4 - 6 : Introduction of Auto IFAS in the Philippines (ADB TA8074-REG)

UNESCO Pakistan project “Strategic Strengthening of Flood Warning and Management Capacity of Pakistan” completed

ICHARM Researchers Awarded the Best Paper Award by JSCE

May

26 : 7th Global Earth Observation System of Systems in Tokyo, Japan

20 : Directorate General of Water Resources Indonesia visit ICHARM

13 - 15 : The Central Asia Climate Knowledge Forum: Moving Towards Regional Climate Resilience in Almaty, Kazakhstan

April

23 - 26 : Discharge Measurement Workshop in the Uono River

18 : Local Students Visit ICHARM Open Day 2014

3 : Release of Flood Inundation Frequency Map in South Sudan based on MODIS Remote Sensing Analysis

March

13 - 16 : Field Survey for Research Project on Pre-Recovery Planning in the Pampanga River Basin of the Philippines

12 - 19 : the International Dialogue on “Safe Connected Communities against Floods through Remote Sensing & GIS Tools” in Islamabad

11 : Report on a UN special event hosted by ICHARM at UN-HQs, NY

6 : Intermediate Joint Coordinating Committee for SATREPS in Malaysia

10 - 13 : Following up on ICHARM graduates, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

February

25 : 1st ICHARM Governing Board held in Tokyo

18 - 20 : 9th USGS –Japan Workshop on Hydrology and Water Resources at Lakewood, Colorado, U.S.A.

17 - 18 : 1st Myanmar-Japan Disaster Management Collaboration Dialogue Workshop at Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

10 - 13 : 46th Session of the UNESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Bangkok, Thailand

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2013

December

5 : Chinese Engineers of the Changjiang Water Resources Commission (CWRC) Visit ICHARM

3 : El Salvadoran Engineers of the Public Works Ministry Visit ICHARM

2 - 7 : Typhoon Committee Integrated Workshop in Macau

November

27 - 29 : The first joint project team meeting of Sentinel Asia Step 3 was held in Bangkok, Thailand

11 - 15 : 29th Meeting of ISO/TC 113 at Mexico

5 - 7 : The second ISDR ASIA Partnership Meeting in Bangkok

October

8 - 11 : IFAS Training in the Philippines

8 - 11 : Budapest Water Summit : The Role of Water and Sanitation in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda

4 : started M.Sc. program, “Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program (JICA)

4 : started the forth-year doctoral program

September

17 : First Ph.D. Student Has Graduated

16 - 21 : Field Survey in the Solo River basin for Flood and Drought Risk Assessment in Indonesia

11 - 13 : UNESCO Strategic and High-Level Meeting on Water Security and Cooperation in Nairobi, Kenya

10 : Field Study on Damage by the Collapse of a Natural Dam in Ambon Island, Indonesia

9 - 12 : ASEAN Countries Trained for Satellite-based Disaster Management in Jakarta, Indonesia

August

16 : Research Specialist Kamimera Awarded by a Vietnamese Ministry

5 : Signing of the MOU at SHI and Visiting Valday Branch of SHI

July

23 : UNESCO and Japan Renew Partnership for ICHARM at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France

9 - 6 August : Second Training course ”Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS)”, JICA

5 : RRI Model Receives the 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013

June

19 : Lower House Members Visit ICHARM

16 - 22 : Investigation in the Pampanga River Basin, Philippines

May

28 - 6 June : Pakistani Officials Participate in a Capacity Development Workshop

19 - 20 : The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit held in Chiang Mai

April

19 : Local High School Students Enjoy ICHARM Open Day 2013

16 : ICHARM Researcher Sayama Wins the 2013 Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT Minister

12 : ICHARM Signs an MOU with the Iran Water and Power Company(IWPC)

March

World handbook on local disaster management experiences Disaster Management Handbook Published

12 : Final Report of ADB’s Technical Assistance Project Submitted in Manila, Philippines

5 - 6 : International Flood Initiative Secretariat summary : United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water & Disasters

February

13 - 14 : Seminar on Sediment Hydraulics and River Management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

January

29 - 1 February : 45th Typhoon Committee session held in Hong Kong, China

27 : ICHARM Research Team Wins the Best Research Exchange Award in the 2013 SAT Technology Showcase

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2012

November

26 - 11 December : Training course ”Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) (B)”, JICA

12 - 20 : Filipino researchers of PAGASA visits ICHARM for training

October

29 - 31 : ICHARM Researcher Conducts Hurricane Sandy Damage Investigation in New Jersey, U.S.A

23 : ICHARM Director Takeuchi Wins the International Hydrology Prize

3 : Started the sixth year of the M. Sc. Program, "Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program"

3 : Started the third year of the Ph.D. Program on disaster management

1 - 12 : 2 researchers from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand spent two weeks at ICHARM and conducting research on floods in Thailand

July

10 - 7 August : First Training course ”Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS)”, JICA

June

20 - 22 : First UNESCO-ICHARM Training Course Held in Hanoi, Vietnam

ICHARM’s Proposal Accepted as a MEXT-Commissioned Research Project

4 - 7 : The 20th Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council Held in Paris, France

May

20 - 27 : An ICHARM Survey Team visits Thailand to Study the Flood-caused Chain Reaction Impact on Global Economy

15 - 24 : Pakistani Officials Participate in a Capacity Development Workshop on Integrated Flood Risk Management

6 - 11 : ISO Technocal Committee 113 Hydrometry held in Bern, Switzerland

March

12 - 17 : The World Water Community meets at WWF6 in Marseilles, France

5 : Workshop on the effect of climate change in lower West Rapti river basin at Kathmandu, Nepal

February

27 : Visit of Upper House Investigation Committee

20 - 23 : ICHARM, ESCAP and JAXA hold meetings for flood risk reduction in Southeast Asia

6 - 11 : 44th Typhoon Committee session held in Hangzhou, China

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2011

November

23 - 25 : ICHARM organized an IFAS training workshop as a part of the ADB TA7276-REG project in Solo, Indonesia

7 - 11 : ICHARM hold a one-day session in the ABD Water Learning Week in Manila, Philippines

October

21 : Conduct quick response-type simulations to understand the basin’s flood situations to the Chao Phraya River, in Thailand

7 : Started the fifth year of the M.Sc. program

7 : Started the Ph. D. Program, "Disaster Management," jointly with GRIPS

September

27 - 29 : 5th International Conference on Flood Management

21 : ICHARM and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) signed a general memorandum

July

14 - 17 : Village community based evacuation drills in Solo River Basin

12 : Japan funds UNESCO for strengthening flood warning system and flood management capacity in Pakistan

4 - 2 August : ICHARM started a JICA-funded training program "the Local Emergency Operation Plan with Flood Hazard Map" (JICA)

April

28 : HLEP/UNSGAB urgent meeting on the Great Earthquake and Tsunami of East Japan

March

23 : ICHARM visits a tsunami affected area at Oarai, Japan

February

8 - 10 March : Training Program "Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change" (JICA)

January

13 - 14 : UNESCO Evaluation Team Visits ICHARM

12 - 16 February : JFY 2010 "Local Emergency Operation Plan with Flood Hazard Map" starts 2nd year (JICA)

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2010

December

7 - 9 : ICHARM and UN/ESCAP Co-organizes Workshop on Space Application to Reduce Water-related Disaster Risk in Asia

November

8 - 10 : ICHARM holds special session at the 5th APHW conference

6 - 7 : Short course "Early warning system for flood disaster mitigation" conducted

October

4 : Launched the "Ph.D. Disaster Management Program" jointly with GRIPS

4 : The M.Sc. program, "Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program," started

September

30 : Fifth IFI Advisory Committee meeting

29 : The 3rd ICHARM Advisory Board meeting was held

28 : International Symposium "Floods - A global problem that needs local solutions" is held in Tokyo

August

23 - 26 : UNESCO science mission to Pakistan

June

22 - 24 : IFAS seminar in Myanmar

21 : ICHARM signs MoU with the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) of Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

May

28 : Miyake awarded the 2009 JSCE Continuing International Contribution Award

24 - 25 : Brazilian delegation from HidroEX visits ICHARM

12 - 15 : IFAS Training Workshop, India

March

2 - 4 : IFAS Training Workshop (Solo), Indonesia

January

25 : ICHARM Signed the MOU with the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University

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2009

December

10 : ICHARM Holds Quick Reports on Floods 2009

November

9 - 27 : New Training Course “Local Emergency Operation Plan with Flood Hazard Map” Launched (JICA)

13 : ICHARM Teams Up with ADB to Start a Water-related Disaster Management Project in Asia

September

30 - 1 October : Second Meeting Regarding Quadrilateral Exploration of Risk-Based Approaches/ Standards, Tsukuba, Japan

28 : Master's Program "Water-related Risk Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program" starts third year

17 : ICHARM Signs the MOU with IRTCES

11 - 14 : Orientation Visit for Coastal Vegetation Survey in Yogyakarta

August

26 - 27 : IFAS Training Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal

3 - 7 : International Workshop on Application and Validation of GFAS/IFAS

May

29 : Director Takeuchi awarded the 2008 International Contribution Award by JSCE

April

14 : ICHARM Open Day 2009

March

27 : ICHARM concludes MOU with Yamanashi University

25 : Turn-over ceremony and Seminar on Debris-flow Countermeasures in the Philippines (ADB)

21 : The International Flood Initiative (IFI) workshop on “Charting Global Agenda for Meeting Today’s Flood Management Challenges”

16 - 22 : 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul

February

17 - 19 : Third East & Southeast Asia Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping in the Philippines

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2008

November

3 - 5 : Fourth APHW and third GEOSS-AWCI ICG meeting

October

1st Training Course for the Validation of the GFAS

28 - 28 November : Fifth Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course starts

3 - 8 : Training course for the validation of the Global Flood Alert System (GFAS)

2 : International Flood Initiative (IFI) Meeting in Tsukuba Japan

1 : ICHARM second Advisory Board Meeting in Tsukuba Japan


September

30 - September 2009: Master's Program "Water-related Risk Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program" start

ICHARM Surveyed Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Impacts in High Himalaya

30 : ICHARM International Symposium“Local Practices of Integrated Flood Risk Management under Changing Natural and Social Conditions” in Tokyo

July

21 : ICHARM concludes a memorandum with FCSEC

June

9 : The MOUs of mutual collaboration signed with IHE

9 : The MOUs of mutual collaboration signed with RCUWM

9 - 13 : 18th UNESCO-IHP Intergovernmental Council Held in Paris, France

Launch of Asia-Pacific Water Forum Knowledge Hubs

2 - 7, 11 : UN/ISDR Comprehensive Tsunami Disaster Prevention Training Course

May

5 : The second International Flood Initiative Advisory/Management Committee Meeting (IFI) Held, Toronto

April

17 : ICHARM Open Day Event

March

18 - 24 : Community-based Flood Hazard Mapping Project in Nepal

February

29 : ICHARM Sends Researchers to Nyuzen for High-Wave Damage Assessment , Japan

January

2nd "East & Southeast Asia Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping, 2008" in China

30 - 1 February : Follow-up seminar on Flood Mapping in China

22 : Professor Emeritus Takahasi Lectures on “Men who Worked for Mankind”

17 - 24 : Cyclone Sidr Investigation in Bangladesh


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2007

December

8 - 18 : Cyclone Sidr damage assessment in Bangladesh

3 - 4 : The 1st Asia Pacific Water Forum

November

ICHARM Quick Report on Floods 2007

6 : ICHARM Quick Report on Floods 2007


October

30 - 29 November : Results of 2007 region-focused training course on flood hazard mapping (FHM) (JICA)

29 - 30 : Regional Consultation Meeting for Candidate Water Knowledge Hubs, Singapore

September

Launch of Master's Degree Program "WATER-RELATED RISK MANAGEMENT" (- 2008 September)

30 - September 2008 : ICHARM Launches a New Master's Program "Water-related Risk Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program"

26 - 27 : Asia-Pacific UNESCO Water Centes' Meeting, in Bangkok, Thailand

10 - 13 : Workshop of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, in Bangkok, Thailand

6 : The International Symposium on 2007 Basin Water Management Policy for Chao Phray River and Changjiang River, Tokyo


June

11 - 12 : 1st UNESCO Water Centers Directors Meeting, Delft, Netherlands

April

18 - 2 May : Survey on Quake/Tsunami Damage in the Solomon Islands

February

7 - 9 : East & Southeast Asia Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping, Malaysia

5 - 6 : A Brief Survey on Flood Damage Assessment Conducted in Johore State, Malaysia

5 - 7 : Typhoon Committee Hydrological Component Workshop for the Exchange of Technology on Evaluation and Improvement of Flood Forecasting System, South Korea

January

19 : International Symposium on 2006 Flood of Chao Phraya River: "Emerging issues and contribution of hydrological studies" in Bangkok, Thailand

The first meeting of the Management Committee and Advisory Committee of the International Flood Initiative (IFI)

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2006

December

10 - 15 : Field Survey in Thailand and Cambodia

October

30 - 1 December : Third Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course (JICA)

17 : ICHARM Hosted a Session at UNESCO-IHP International Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand

September

ICHARM Inaugural Ceremony and Commemorative Symposium

15 : ICHARM International Advisory Board

14 : Report of ICHARM Inuaugural Ceremony and Commemorative Symposium on 14th September


July

3 - 7 : The 17TH UNESCO-IHP Intergovernmental Council in Paris, France

June

27 - 28 : The Second Joint Project Team Meeting for Establishing the Disaster Management Support System in the Asia-Pacific Region

May

10 : ICHARM's Inauguration Commemorative Symposium

March

Official Opening of ICHARM

4th World Water Forum, Mexico City

6 : ICHARM opening ceremony

3 : Signing ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France


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