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. The hazards to be addressed include floods, droughts, landslides, debris flows, tsunamis, storm surges, water contamination, and snow and ice disasters.
 We envision a Center of Excellence housing a group of leading people, superior facilities, and a knowledge base which enables conducting i) innovative research, ii) effective capacity building, and iii) efficient information networking. Based on these three pillars, ICHARM will globally serve as a knowledge hub for best national/local practices and an advisor in policy making.
( Revision on March 3rd, 2016 )

5 April 2018
2nd Plenary Session for the Platform on Water Resilience and Disasters in Sri Lanka   check

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27 February 2018
59th and 60th ICHARM R&D seminar held   check

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22 February 2018
3rd ICHARM Governing Board Meeting was held   check

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7 February 2018
Mohamed Rasmy of ICHARM thanked by Foreign Minister for disaster response efforts in Sri Lanka   check

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31 January 2018
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 12 No.4 (Issue No.47) is now available check

The latest version of ICHARM newsletter is now available.

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Message from Director
Annual report on IFI activities in 2017
2nd High Level Consultation Meeting on IFI Coordination in Myanmar
Introduction of ICHARM research projects
  1, Mohamed Rasmy Abdul Wahid, Senior researcher, [The 24th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24)]
  2, Naoko Nagumo, Research specialist, [Sediment transport in the lower Stung Sen River owing to the backwater effect of the Lake Tonle Sap]
  3, Liu Tong, Research specialist, [Forecasting in the Upper Indus Basin considering snow and glacier meltwater]
  4, Gul Ahmad Ali, Doctral student, [Field observations in Jamuna River, Bangladesh]
Workshop on flood disaster response for businesses in Yokohama
Educational Program Updates
Hydrological Modeling Workshop for Pakistan Officials
Follow-up Seminar in Myanmar
Regional cooperative expert conference in Thailand
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) activities: a mid-term progress review meeting of the Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) RAS/7/030 project coordinators in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 6-10
UNESCO IHP 25th Regional Steering Committee Meeting for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Global Technology Cooperation Forum (GT-DAY)
Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017
A thematic session, "Water and Disasters in the Context of Climate Change –From the Mountains to the Islands–" held at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
Meeting on a new SATREPS project
Training on discharge observation and riverbed topography measurement
Field Survey in the West Rapti River of Nepal
Field Survey in the Sittaung River of Myanmar to Investigate Riverbank and Coastal Erosion
New ICHARM Member
Comments from visiting researcher & internship students
Business Trips
Visitors
Publications

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31 January 2018
Message from Director updated.   check

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22 December 2017
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2018   check
ICHARM and GRIPS are now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2018.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
For more detail, please visit our "Doctoral Course" site.

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