Building on the results of the First and Second East Asia regional workshops, over 70 representatives from East Asia, the Pacific and Africa convened from June 3-5, 2014 in Manila at the Third Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop.
The two and half-day workshop, organized by the World Bank in collaboration with the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), is part of a regional partnership program supported by the Government of Republic of Korea, the World Bank, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Through case studies presentations, the participations shared practical and operational aspects of flood risk management projects, focusing on the institutional, financing, coordination, planning, and monitoring arrangements. The attendants also visited a number of field sites to learn about innovative approaches in flood control and disaster prevention adopted in Manila.
Attended by policy-makers from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Senegal, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Vanuatu, international and national experts, as well as representatives from partner and donor organizations, the workshop facilitated regional knowledge transfer and fostered a multi-stakeholder community of practice on integrated urban flood risk management.
The workshop presentations can be downloaded below:
Session 1: Philippines Experience –National and Local Policies and Strategies in Mainstreaming Disaster Resilience into the Urban Context
Session 2 (Part 1): Examples of International Practice on Flood Risk Management and Mainstreaming Disaster Resilience into Urban Projects
Mr. Kenichiro Tachi, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan, Application of Science & Engineering-Based Comprehensive Flood Management Planning Method to Chao Phraya River Basin in Thailand
Session 3: Group Discussions on Implementing Flooding Risk Management and Urban Resilience Projects
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Session 4: Reflections on Workshop: Defining Needs and Opportunities
First Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop (2-3 May 2012, Jakarta)-Link to be updated