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2nd Technical Deep Dive on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

April 22-26, 2019

Tokyo, Kobe and Osaka, Japan

  • The World Bank's Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), Urban Floods Community of Practice (UFCOP) and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Tokyo Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Hub in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT), and Kobe City are organizing the 2nd Technical Deep Dive (TDD) for Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management (IUFRM) from April 22 – 26th, 2019 in Tokyo, Kobe and Osaka, Japan. 

    This TDD on IUFRM is the second edition[1] of a learning series that brings practitioners from around the world to learn from each other and from international and Japanese experiences on in integrated urban flood risk management.   Through the 5-day interactive learning and exchange, the TDD participants will gain a better understanding of IUFRM through exploring the following four key topics: 

    1. Urban Flood Risk Assessment and Risk Communication 
    2. Urban Flood Risk Management Investment Planning and Prioritization
    3. Urban Flood Risk Management Investment Implementation
    4. Ensuring Operations and Maintenance for Sustainability

    The TDD will provide an opportunity for World Bank client country delegations to develop a deeper understanding of urban flood risks, and the integrated approach required to manage risks effectively.  Through the weeklong engagement, the 2nd IUFRM TDD aims to inform the design and implementation of participating client countries' ongoing or planned investments.


  • The participants join a community of practitioners from World Bank client countries, international institutions, and Japanese government and private sector entities tackling the development challenge of flooding in urban areas worldwide.

    Client Countries and World Bank Task Team Leaders

    • 2-3 client country representatives joined by a TTL currently implementing and/or exploring the development of Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management
    • 10 countries are expected to be represented (2 countries from each of the 5 regions)
    • The projects and teams will be represented by both GSURR and GWADR
    • All participants will be required to understand and participate in the sessions in English
    • Prior to the workshop, participants and TTLs will complete pre-workshop survey, prepare presentation for the shift and share sessions, describing current challenges and good practices from their respective projects / cities on IUFRM 

    Please find the full program​ and agenda here 

    Overview of Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management



Registration and Contact

  • Rebecca Solomon:
Registration & Travel accommodation