15th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management (FDRM-15)

Training Course
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
04-15 Sep 2017
Thailand (Bangkok)

This course provides an integrated approach to the development of flood risk reduction strategies with a holistic view of flood risks and flood risk reduction. ADPC's training course utilizes case studies, audio-visual tools, field visits and interactive learning strategies. FDRM-15 offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises exploring international and local flood risk management experiences.

Course Curriculum

The course is divided into seven modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Integrated Flood Risk Management 

  • Basic concepts and terminologies in disaster risk management 

  • Hydro-meteorological hazards, their formation, and predictability 

  • Flood disaster situation in Asia 

  • Natural catastrophes occurrence in Asia and the global nature and causes of floods and secondary hazards

Module 2: Climate Change and Impending Flood Risk 

  • Concept of climate change and global warming 

  • Climate change and flood vulnerability challenges in implementing flood risk reduction interventions under challenging circumstances of climate change 

  • Developing climate outlook/scenario and finding option for adaptation to climate change

Module 3: Flood Risk Assessment 

  • Basic principles and aspects of flood assessment 

  • Process of flood vulnerability and capacities assessment 

  • Process of flood risk assessment 

  • Community-based flood risk assessment

Module 4: Flood Risk Mitigation 

  • Concept and importance of floodplain management for flood risk mitigation 

  • Tools for flood plan management 

  • Climate-smart structural interventions and its importance on flood risk mitigation 

  • Flood-proofing in a multi-hazard environment 

  • Integrated watershed management in a changing climate: a non-structural intervention for flood risk mitigation 

  • Urban and rural development planning for flood risk reduction 

  • Public awareness and capacity building for flood risk reduction

Module 5: Flood Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning Process 

  • Flood disaster preparedness framework 

  • Flood Contingency Planning Process 

  • Flood forecasting and early warning systems 

  • Flood emergency management 

  • Flood evacuation process 

  • Flood search and rescue

Module 6: Flood Recovery Planning & Implementation 

  • Concepts of flood recovery planning & implementation 

  • Flood damage and need assessment 

  • Guidelines for sustainable recovery programs

Module 7: Crosscutting Issues 

  • Economics of flood risk management 

  • Financial tools for flood risk reduction 

  • Relevant issues on trans-boundary, governance and gender

Note: The above contents are shown for general reference only. ADPC's ongoing course improvement process may lead to some changes in topics and structure.

Target Audience

This course is particularly useful for professionals working with flood disaster risk management. The course is open to participants from all countries. Participation of decision-makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, water engineers and flood control professionals, officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and water resource and management is especially encouraged. The course will likewise benefit private land developers, emergency response personnel, UN and other international agencies, and NGOs working on disaster mitigation.

As course participants come from different countries and organizations, class size is limited to 30 people. ADPC will accept nominations on a first-come-first-served basis provided the applicant meets the course requirements.

Course Fee

Package A without accommodation: USD 2,275 

Package B with accommodation: USD 3,250

The standard course fee of USD 2,275 covers course tuition, training materials, refreshments; two breaks and lunch daily (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course fee package B with accommodation.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online here before August 4, 2017.

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