On April 18-21, 2016, the World Bank Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) co-organized the first Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management, in partnership with Japan’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP).
Technical Deep Dives bring together experts and practitioners through workshops, site visits, peer-peer knowledge sharing and action planning. The objective is to provide specific support to World Bank clients and their projects, by addressing thematic topics of high client demand and on which Japan offers relevant experience and solutions.
The Technical Deep Dive on the Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management offered first-hand knowledge exchange opportunities for clients and World Bank staff from Argentina, Ghana, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, and Vietnam. The TDD highlighted expert presentations from MOF, MLIT, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), as well as from Singapore’s Public Utility Board (PUB).
Following the event, the DRM Hub organized a public seminar to feature the key challenges of implementing Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management in the East Asia and Pacific region.