A street floods in Manila, site of the Third Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop.

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.

Third Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop

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

Dr. Mahar Lagmay, Department of Science and Technology, the Philippines, Project NOAH and the Utilization of New Technology for Flood Risk Mitigation in the Philippines

Hon. Jose Fabian Cadiz, Marikina City, the Philippines, Strengthening Marikina City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System through Technology (video)

Hon. Maribel Eusebio, Pasig City, the Philippines, Flood Risk Management and Urban Resiliency

Session 2 (Part 1): Examples of International Practice on Flood Risk Management and Mainstreaming Disaster Resilience into Urban Projects

Assistant Secretary Maria Catalina Cabral, Department of Public Works and Highways, the Philippines, DPWH Flood Risk Management and Resiliency Program

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

Ms. Eli Menawan Sari, DKI Jakarta, and Ms. Suryani Amin, the World Bank, Indonesia, Strengthening Flood Risk Management in Jakarta

Mme Marie Ndaw, Dakar Municipal Development Agency, Senegal, Stormwater Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project

Mr. Mikio Ishiwatari, the World Bank, Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Ms. Cheng Yuanyuan, Jiangxi Wuxikou Project Management Office, China, Combining structural and non-structural measures to reduce flood risks in Jingdezhen City in China

Mr. Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Dhaka North City Corporation, Bangladesh, Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience in Bangladesh and

Mr. Md. Abul Kashem, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Flood Risk Management in Dhaka

Session 3: Group Discussions on Implementing Flooding Risk Management and Urban Resilience Projects

Mr. Bambang Musyawardana Kayatnan and Edi Junaedi Harahap, Jakarta Province Disaster Management Agency, Indonesia, Flood Contingency Plan at Kelurahan Level

Mr. Bambang Suryaputra, Jakarta Province Disaster Management Agency, Indonesia, Flood Information Management System in Jakarta

Field Visit

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

- Flood Sewage Management in Metro Manila

- Flood Control Information Center

- GMMA Ready Project

Session 4: Reflections on Workshop: Defining Needs and Opportunities

Ms. Yuka Yabashi and Mr. Robert McDonald, Tokyo Distance Learning Center, Japan, Community of Practice on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

Related Links

First Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop (2-3 May 2012, Jakarta)-Link to be updated

Second Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop (28-29 May 2013, Seoul)

World Bank East Asia and Pacific Disaster Risk Management Team

Urban Flood Risk Management

Video:Tackling Urban Flooding Risk By Sharing Knowledge

Press Release

Event Announcement