As part of the Singapore Urban Week Conference, the Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP) is organizing a workshop on “Green Infrastructure Solutions for Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management” in collaboration with the GFDRR, the GEF, the World Bank Singapore Urban Hub and the Singapore Government. The half-day workshop will feature two expert panel sessions with case study presentations to explore policy experience, operational knowledge and state-of-art innovations in applying green infrastructure solutions for urban flood risk management. Speakers from Senegal, China, Singapore, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea will share city-level application of this innovative urban flood risk management approach.
Learning Event 1: Green Infrastructure Solutions for Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management
March 9, 2016
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Global Practice Group for Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank
Panel 1: City Experience in Applying Green Infrastructure Approaches
Chair: Mr. Sameh Naguib Wahba, Practice Manager, World Bank
Overview of Urban Flood Risk Management and Green Infrastructure Approaches, Mr. Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, World Bank
Introduction to Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP), Ms. Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
Case Study: Singapore: Mr. Ridzuan Bin Ismail, Director of the Catchment & Waterways Department, PUB
Case study: Perspectives from Dakar: Madame Marie Ndaw, Technical Director of Dakar Municipal Development Agency, Senegal
Case study: Perspectives from Metro Colombo: Eng. A. H. Thushari, Deputy General Manager, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC), Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development, Sri Lanka
Panel 2: Opportunities and Innovations in Applying Green Infrastructure Approaches
Chair: Mr. Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, World Bank
Japan experience: Mr. Atsushi Takeda, River Environment Division, Water And Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan
China experience: Professor Che Wu, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Netherlands experience: Mr. Peter Letitre, Senior Project Manager and Deltares Indonesia Representative
Korean experience: Dr. Han WooSung, Associate Research Fellow, Korea
End of Green-Infrastructure Solutions for Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management learning event – concluding remarks by Chair.
The Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP) is an initiative that aims at promoting an integrated approach to urban flood risk management across regions by leveraging technical expertise and capitalizing on knowledge and operational experience contributed by a wide range of stakeholders.
For more information about the UFCOP initiative, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.