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2017
August
30
The Plenary Session for the Platform on Water and Disasters was held after the May flood disaster in Sri Lanka
Agenda
Presentation on ICHARM’s Activities for Sri Lanka
International Flood Initiative
Future Prospect of the Platform
Proposed Platform on Water-related Disasters as part of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (draft)
8
IFAS receives the 19th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2017
July
31
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 12 No.2 (Issue No.45) is now available
31
Message from Director updated.
21
"Simulation of a flash flood forecast for a mountainous river" have been opened
6
Emergency support for flood management in Sri Lanka
- Expectations for provision of real-time information for effective water-related disaster management by maximizing Japan’s advanced science and technology -
May
25
Repoort of "ADB Project: TA-8456, Transformation of Urban Management – Part II Flood Management" have been opened on "local practices" web page.
April
28
ICHARM Newsletter Volume 12 No.1 (Issue No.44) is now available
28
Message from Director updated.
March
28
ICHARM published "ICHARM 10th Anniversary"
(Remark by ICHARM Director Koike)
February
14
Newsletter Volume 11 No.4 (No.43) released
14
Message from Director updated.
January
30
Two Research Specialist Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
11
ICHARM Brochure has been updated.
2016
December
21
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2017
ICHARM and GRIPS are now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2017.
(Application has been closed)
October
31
Newsletter Volume 11 No.3 (No.42) released
31
Message from Director updated.
August
22
ICHARM published the meeting materials of the 2nd ICHARM Governing Board as PWRI Technical Note No. 4337
July
29
Newsletter Volume 11 No.2 (No.41) released
29
Message from Director updated.
June
28
Research Specialist Position Available
(Application has been closed)
May
30
RRI model opened
20
Newsletter Volume 11 No.1 (No.40) released
2
Message from Director updated.
March
30
The Second ICHARM Governing Board Meeting
14
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)

Technical Note of PWRI No. 4322 "Lessons learned from the 2011 flood disaster in industrial estates/parks/zones in Thailand"
February
12
Newsletter Volume 10 No.4 (No.39) released
January
29
Message from Director updated.
13
Research Specialist Position Available
(Application has been closed)
2015
December
10
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2016
ICHARM is now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2016.
Deadline: March 4th, 2016
(Application has been closed)
November
18
Newsletter Volume 10 No.3 (No.38) released
October
30
Message from Director updated.
September
30
Introduction video of "International Summer Program on Sustainable Water Management in an era of Big Data" have been opened
3
ICHARM will held the 53rd ICHARM R&D Seminar
(Application has been closed)
August
3
Newsletter Volume 10 No.2 (No.37) released
July
31
Message from Director updated.
June
30
ICHARM has signed MoU with DPRI
May
18
International Summer Program on Sustainable Water Management in an era of Big Data
(Application has been closed)
8
Newsletter Volume 10 No.1 (No.36) released
April
30
Message from Director updated.
20
Three Research Specialist Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
10
"Organization & Staff" has been updated.
February
4
Newsletter Volume 9 No.4 (No.35) released
January
30
Message from Director updated.
6
Message from Director updated.
Season's Greetings from Toshio KOIKE, Director of ICHARM.
2014
December
17
Research Specialist Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
11
Report on 2013 - 2014 M.Sc. Program, “Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program” has been updated.
2
ICHARM Brochure has been updated.
November
10
Newsletter Volume 9 No.3 (No.34) released.
7
Assistant Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
5
Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2015
ICHARM is now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2015.
Deadline: 6th March 2015
(Application has been closed)
October
31
Message from Director updated.
10
Assistant Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
6
International Symposium -Together with the People coping with increasing water-related disasters in the world- held on 30 September at Tokyo, Japan
1
Research Specialist Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
July
31
Newsletter Volume 9 No.2 (No.33) released.
29
Research Specialist Positions Available
(Application has been closed)
29
Side Event of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held on 23 June at Bangkok
1 Local Practices -Localism-
June
16
New IFAS (ver.2.0) is now available
April
30
Newsletter Volume 9 No.1 (No.32) released.
3 Flood Inundation Frequency Map in South Sudan
February 26 The First ICHARM Governing Board held on 25 February in Tokyo.
January 31 Newsletter Volume 8 No.4 (No.31) released.
1 Message from Director updated.
2013 November 28 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
IFAS has been updated.(ver.1.2)
October 31 Newsletter Volume 8 No.3 (No.30) released.
September 20 Report of JICA Training Program: 2013 Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS updated. (PDF)
6 Recruitment: Two Research Specialist positions available. (Application has been closed)
August 7 Workshop Report on 2013 Capacity Development for Integrated Flood Risk Management in Pakistan (PDF)
1 Newsletter Volume 8 No.2 (No.29) released.
July 29 UNESCO and Japan Renew Partnership for ICHARM
22 RRI Model Receives The 15th Infrastructure Technology Development Award 2013
June 21 ICHARM signs an MOU with IWPC
May 21 'World handbook on Local Disaster Management Experiences for Beginners' is now available
April 30 Newsletter Volume 8 No.1 (No.28) released.
18 ICHARM Researcher Sayama Wins the 2013 Young Scientists’ Prize by MEXT Minister.
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.
3 ICHARM Research Team Wins the Best Research Exchange Award in the 2013 SAT Technology Showcase
March 11 Recruitment: A Research Specialist position available. (Application has been closed)
February 4 Newsletter Volume 7 No.4 (No.27) released.
January 1 Message from Director updated.
2012 December 14 IFAS updated.
An addeitional file, setuppad.exe, has been uploaded to help install the IFAS software.
(This new file has been developed for users who are having difficulty installing IFAS into computers without the FM20 DLL file. Download the setuppad.exe file onto your computer and excute it in Windows XP compatible mode, and you should be able to install FM20.DLL, which will help you install IFAS itself.)
6 The ICHARM brochure is updated.
November 20 Filipino researchers studying on flood inundation analysis at ICHARM
15 ICHARM Director, Dr. Takeuchi was awarded "International Hydrology Prize"
7 Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2013
ICHARM is now accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2013.
Deadline: 8th March 2013
October 31 Newsletter Volume 7 No.3 (No.26) released.
September 11 JICA Training Program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS page updated.
August 1 Recruitment: Four Research Specialist (Application has been closed)
July 31 Newsletter Volume 7 No.2 (No.25) released.
June 4 Workshop Report on Capacity Development for Integrated Flood Risk Management in Pakistan (PDF)
April 27 Newsletter Volume 7 No.1 (No.24) released.
February 6 Recruitment: Five Research Specialist
(Application has been closed)
January 30 Newsletter Volume 6 No.4 (No.23) released.
26 IFAS has been updated.(ver.1.2, 1.3β)
25 Report on 2010-2011 M.Sc. Program, “Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program”
19 ICHARM Signed the MoU with Gadjah Mada University
1 Message from Director updated.
2011
December 7 Kenzo Hiroki, Principal of ICHARM, appointed as Vice Chair of Steering Committee, GWP.
November 15 Publication List updated.
10 Flood in the Chaophraya River, Thailand updated.
8 Newsletter Volume 6 No.3 (No.22) released.
2 Flood in the Chaophraya River, Thailand updated.
October 27 Flood in the Chaophraya River, Thailand updated.
24 Flood in the Chaophraya River, Thailand.
21 ICFM5 held at UNU and Akihabara UDX.
19 Accepting applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2012.
Ph.D. Disaster Management Program page launched.
14 M.Sc. Program "2011-2012 Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program" starts its fifth year and "Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2011" starts its second year.
Completion of 2010-2011 Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program.
September 20 Report of the Damage to Tsunami-Prevention and Other Structures by the 2011 off-the-Pacific-Coast-of-Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami.
5 JICA training program "Local Emergency Operation Plan with Flood Hazard Map" page updated.
Publication List updated.
July 29 IFAS ver. 1.3β released.
Newsletter Volume 6 No.2 (No.21) released.
June 28 Recruitment: a Fixed-term Researcher
(Application has been closed)
May 9 Recruitment: a Fixed-term Researcher
(Application has been closed)
April 26 Newsletter Volume 6 No.1 (No.20) released.
12 JICA training Course "Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change –Climate Modeling and Analysis" page updated.
The latest version of the ICHARM brochure is available.
1 Introduction of new ICHARM.
March 28 Recruitment: a Research Specialist
(Application has been closed)
4 JICA training program "Local Emergency Operation Plan with Flood Hazard Map" page updated.
1 ICHARM Action Plan 2010-2012 released.
February 18 Accepting Applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2011.
(Additional admission)
January 31 Newsletter Volume 5 No.4 (No.19) released.
21 Recruitment: Three Research Specialists (Application has been closed)
2010 November 4 Newsletter Volume 5 No.3 (No.18) released. 
October 4 "Ph.D. Disaster Management Program 2010" is launched and M.Sc. Program "2010-2011 Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program" starts its fourth year.
September 28 Aout the ICHARM-UNU Joint International Symposium “Floods – A global problem that needs local solutions”.
16 Report on the 2009-2010 Water-related Disaster Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program.
July 30 Accepting Applications for Ph. D. Disaster Management Program 2011.
(Application has been closed)
Newsletter Volume 5 No.2 (No.17) released. 
June 21 ICHARM Signed the MoU with TDMRC.
7 Recruitment: a Fixed-term Researcher
(Application has been closed)
May 7 Team Leader Katsuhito Miyake Awarded the 2009 JSCE Continuing International Contribution Award.
April 28 Disaster Management Policy Program 2010-2011 - Water-related Disaster Management Course -
(Application has been closed)
Newsletter Volume 5 No.1 (No.16) released. 
7 Recruitment: Three Research Specialists
(Application has been closed)
1 International Workshop on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster Management.
March 19 "Overview of key messages" (PDF 1,046KB) and "Facts and Figure" (PDF 2,024KB) Issued.
February 1 Recruitment: a Fixed-term Researcher and Three Research Specialists
(Application has been closed)
January 29 Newsletter Volume 4 No.4 (No.15) released. 
25 ICHARM Signed the MOU with DPRI.
2009 December 10 ICHARM Quick Reports on Floods 2009.
You can download a flier from here.
November 13 ICHARM Signed Partnership Agreement with ADB.
October 30 Newsletter Volume 4 No.3 (No.14) released. 
September 19 Report on the 2008-2009 Water-related Risk Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program
17 ICHARM Signed the MOU with IRTCES
August 31 Prof. Takeuchi Participates in WCC-3.
A video of the discussion is available at WCC-3's website.
July 31 Newsletter Volume 4 No.2 (No.13) released.
June 9 Special Lectures by the award-winning hydrologists on the occasion of the 2008 JSCE International Contribution Award.
April 30 Newsletter Volume 4 No.1 (No.12) released.
PWRI Technical Note No. 4122
"[Local Study No.1] A Feasibility Study on Integrated Community Based Flood Disaster Management of Banke District, Nepal
(Phase 1: Baseline Study)"
20 New Website Open!
7 Consultation Meetings and Field Survey in West Rapti River Basin in Banke, Nepal
2 Prof. Reiko Kuroda, Vice-President of the ICSU (International Council for Science) visited ICHARM/PWRI.
1 Follow-up Saminar 2009"The 3rd East & Southeast Asia Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping 2009" was held from 17th to 19th February 2009 in Manila, Philippines.
March   "Global Trends in Water-Related Disasters: an insight to policymakers" issued.
24 ICHARM Research Mission in Malaysia
11 ICHARM-ADB RETA project-related meeting kicks off in Dhaka
February 16 4th International Workshop on Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms Using Satellite Microwave Radiometer, Radar and IR Data
9 Field trip to Mekong Delta, Vietnam
4 The 3rd Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Asia-Pacific Symposium and the 4th International Coordination Group Meeting of the GEOSS Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI)
January 30 Newsletter Volume 3 No.4 (No.11) released 
27 R&D Seminar
"Debris-flow dewatering brakes -a promising tool for disaster management in developing countries-"
23 R&D Seminar
A special Lecture by Prof. Egashira on Sediment Hazard Management "Importance of introducing sediment transport process in river planning"
19 The 41st Annual Session of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee (TC)
16 Kakushin Research Activity Report Conference
15 Team meeting of the 1st Asian Water Development Outlook 2010
12 International Conference on Hydroinformatics in Chile
10 ICHARM Researcher Help Jordan in JICA Project for Arid Land Sabo and Water Management
8 Third Annual Workshop on Disaster Reduction Hyperbase - Asian Application (DRH-Asia)
2008December 12Report on JICA Training
"The 5th Flood Hazard Mapping in East/East-Asian Region, 2008".
8 IFAS site opened.
November 11 Technical Note of PWRI No.4114
Report on "UN/ISDR Comprehensive Tsunami Disaster Prevention Training Course" issued! (English and Japanese) 
Newsletter Volume 3 No.3 (No.10) released 
October 22 The Second Master's Degree Program WATER-RELATED RISK MANAGEMENT
8ICHARM Internationl Syposium"Local Practices of Integrated Flood Risk Management under Changing Natural and Social Conditions" was held on 30th September in Tokyo.
2nd ICHARM Advisory Board Meeting and 3rd IFI Meeting held at ICHARM inTsukuba.
3Master's Program "Water-related Risk Management Course of Disaster Management Policy Program" completed its successful first year!
August 8 ICHARM Newsletter No.9 Uploaded!
7 "UN/ISDR Comperehensive Tsunami Disaster Prevention Training Course(2 June-11 July, 2008)" Website launched! 
July 28 Science Council of Japan compiled a proposal entitled 'Adaptation to Water-related Disasters Induced by Global Environmental Change'
17 The official website of the International Flood Initiative (IFI) has launched!
7 Former PWRI Researcher Awarded Korean Presidential Civil Merit Medal.
June 9 ICHARM Publication list updated!
May 27ICHARM announces with great pleasure the launch of "UN/ISDR Comperehensive Tsunami Disaster Prevention Training Course" from 3rd June to 10th July, which is supported by JICA and in collaboration with UN/ISDR
May 5"INTERNATIONAL FLOOD INITIATIVE (IFI)" Second meeting of the Advisory Committee, Management Comittee
was held on 5th May.
May 2ICHARM celebrates its 2nd anniversary with Takezono and Namiki High school students (ICHARM's Open Day)
April 16 Newsletter No.8 was uploaded.
February 7 "East & Southeast Asia Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping, 2008" was held in Guangdong, China. 
February 5ICHARM gave lectures on water-related hazard initiatives and tsunami hazard mapping to JICA trainees.
January 23 Newsletter No.7 was uploaded.
10 The 2007 Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course was held from October 30 through November 29.
2007 December20 Contribution by ICHARM/PWRI to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS)
November 17 ICHARM Quick Report on Floods 2007 Celebrates Completion of ICHARM Auditorium.
1 ICHARM has kicked off the region-focused training course on flood hazard mapping (FHM) on 30 October.
ICHARM will hold "ICHARM Quick Report on Floods 2007" at ICHARM on 6th November, 2007. 
October 30 Newsletter No.6 is uproaded at "Documents" chapter.
5 A Master's Degree Program on WATER-RELATED RISK MANAGEMENT.
1 closed: recruit 4 specialty researchers 
August 18 New staff joined ICHARM
July 30Typhoon No.4 and Seasonal Rain Front 
11 ICHARM Newsletter No.5 was released.
June   Flood Hazard Map Help Dsek is uploaded. >>Detail
29 closed: recruiting of Disaster Management Policy Program 2007-2008 >>Detail
May 10ICHARM sincerely express our deep condolences for the death of Dr. RomanKintanar, the Great Meteorologist, the father of Typhoon Committee. >>Details
March 30ICHARM Newsletter No.4 was released.
 closed: recruit 6 specialty researchers
February   Regional Seminar on Flood Hazard Mapping 2007 >>Details
2006 December  ICHARM newsletter No.3 was released.
October   Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course 2006 >>Details
September 15 the first ICHARM Advisory Board meeting >>Details
14 ICHARM Inuaugural Ceremony and Commemorative Symposium >>Details (source; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, MLIT) 
August   ICHARM newsletter No.2 was released.
July   Serious damage was caused by heavy rainfall due to stationary rainfall in Japan.>>Details
May10 ICHARM Inauguration Symposium >>Details
March   ICHARM newsletter No.1 was released.
  4th World Water Forum >>Details 
6 Opening ceremony of ICHARM >>Details
January   Newsletter No.8 was released. 
2005 December  New Logo for ICHARM (December, 2005)
November  Flood Hazard Mapping Training Course 2005
October  33rd UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France >>more
  Newsletter No.7 was released.
July   Newsletter No.6 was released.
May 25Newsletter No.5 was released.
April 1Hydrologic Engineering Research Teamwas transferred from Hydraulic Engineering Research Groupto Secretariat for Preparatory Activities of UNESCO-PWRI Centre.
March 22 Newsletter No.4 was released.
15 Mr.Arlen Feldman, retired Chief of Hydrologic Engineering Center, gave the lecture on 'HEC Background & Software Development Activities/Prospects ' at PWRI..
February 24 The Secretariat co-organized "2005 Symposium on Water Management Policy in Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand and Yangtze River Basin, China". Prof. Wang Yicheng, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research), a co-investigator of a joint research project secretariat gave a lecture on 'Flood Control Master Plan for the Changjiang River' 
January 25 "JICA region-focused Training Course "Flood Hazard Mapping" In order to mitigate flood disasters in the developing countries, the PWRI starts a new training course "Flood Hazard Mapping" in cooperation withJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aiming at technology transfer on flood hazard mapping."
Click here for more detail
18-22The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) was held at the International Conference Center Kobe and its adjoining hotel, Kobe Portopia Hotel. We have made contributions to the two theme specific sessions, "Research on Floods and Landslides and A New International Initiative for Risk Reduction" and "Knowledge Sharing and Comprehensive Flood Risk Management through Educational Training."
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14Newsletter No.3 was released. 
2004November25-27PWRI organized the "International Conference on Advances in Integrated Mekong River Management" from November 24 to 27, 2004 at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, the Lao People's Democratic Republic as a member of the Japanese Research Revolution 2002 project (RR2002) team. Mr. Yoshitani served on the Scientific Committee of this conference.
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22-26The 12th Meeting of the UNESCO IHP Regional Steering Committee and its associated conference was held in Adelaide, Australia. Mr. Yoshitani expressed PWRI's appreciation for RSC Committee's support to the plan of an international centre for water-related hazard and its risk management in the previous RSC meeting and reported preparatory activities in the past one year since the previous meeting.
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18Newsletter No.2 was released.
October19-29Participated in the 12th Session of the Commission for Hydrology (CHy) organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to discuss future activities of the Commission and to introduce Japan's efforts to reduce flood damage from the global point of view.
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12The first workshop with China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower.
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11-15Lecturing by Mr. IKEDA at the 14th UNESCO-IHP Training Course, and visiting the Humid Tropic Center (UNESCO Category 2 Center) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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September30Visited the UNESCO-IHE to have a meeting with the Director, Prof. Meganck.
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27-29International Conference on "Climate Change: a challenge or a threat for water management" was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mr. IKEDA gave a presentation on "Flood management under the climatic variability and its future perspective in Japan" Click here for more detail.
20-23International Symposium on Living with Risks was held in Seoul, South Korea. "Flood hazard mapping" which PWRI is now preparing under JICA, was introduced
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20-24The 16th Session of the IHP Intergovernmental Council was held at the UNESCO H.Q. The resolution which supports establishing UNESCO Centre was adopted Click here for more detail.
July12-15The IFI/P(International Flood Initiative/Programme) Preparatory Meeting was held in Tsukuba
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5-8The 2nd APHW Conference was held in Singapore, and we organized the workshop, titled 'Asian Workshop on Flood Risk Mitigation Initiative'
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May 18Lecture by Mr. Szollosi-Nagy (Manager of Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO)
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17-21Meeting of ISO/TC 113 "Hydrometry" in Tsukuba was held in Tsukuba.
April  The Concept for establishing UNESCO Center was introduced at Conference of UNESCO-ASPAC (Asia Pacific Electoral Group)
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March The 1st Preparatory Committee for the UNESCO Centre Click here for more detail.
February  Professors at the Sichuan University of China visited PWRI 
January25The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA)Dr. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer in Tokyo[Japanese]
23International Symposium on Approaches for Global Water Hazard and Risk Management was held. Click here for more detail.
20-22The International Workshop at the Public Works Research Institute. Click here for more detail.
2003December  International symposium on Disaster Mitigation and Basin-wide Water Management
November 1st Southeast Asia Water Forum in Thailand
August  Visited Sichuan, Dujiangyan, China [Japanese]
July  The Seventh Meeting of the NILIM/PWRI-USGS Committee on Hydrology and Water Resources, Sapporo 
  IUGG2003 in Sapporo[Japanese*Article 2.1and 2.2 shown in English]

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