Risk Management of Water-related Disasters under Changing Climate
The Twenty-fifth IHP Training Course
30 November – 11 December, 2015
Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
A two-week training course on risk management of water-related disasters under changing climate is programmed for participants from Asian-Pacific regions as a part of Japanese contribution to the International Hydrological Program (IHP). The course composed of a series of lectures, practice sessions, and technical visits to the Yodo River Basin will be held mainly at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University during the two weeks from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
The number of human losses and economic damages linked to human practices has been exacerbated by water-related extreme events. Water-related risk might further increase for a number of reasons. The probability of extreme events which cause high impacts to society is expected to increase because of human activities and/or as a result of climate variability and change. On the other hand, increasing population and economic growth lead to intensive urbanization, often in flood prone areas. Frequent disaster will prevent from developing or exhaust society. Poor water governance coupled with lack of adequate emergency management institutions and infrastructures reduces society’s capacity to cope with extreme events and therefore increases the risk to life and property. In order to realize sustainable development, appropriate risk management of water-related disasters is indispensable.
In light of the Focal Area 1.1 “Risk management as adaptation to global change” under the Theme 1 “Water related disasters under hydrological change” of the IHP-VIII, the 25th IHP training course is focused on three major objectives: (1) to acquire the latest knowledge on risk management on water-related disasters under changing climate at river basin scale, (2) to make practice on methodologies for risk assessment, and (3) to discuss alternatives of risk management at river basin scale.
30 November to 11 December, 2015
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan