Date: 11-14 May 2009
Venue: Tehran, Iran
Co-organizers: RCUWM-Tehran, UNW-DPC, WMO
Participating Countries/ Organizations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Germany, Iran, Iraq, India, Oman, Pakistan, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
Number of Participants: 40
Number of Female Participants: 8 (20%)
This training workshop was developed by the World Meteorological Organization (through its Associated Programme on Flood Management) in cooperation with UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) for flood-prone countries, cities, and communities, with the aim of scaling-up action on integrated flood management to contribute to a minimization of losses of life from flooding and to an efficient use of flood plain resources. This three-day course was designed to familiarize participants with the concept of Integrated Flood Management and prepare them to identify possible paths of action towards implementation of the concept in their own field of work. The course provided participants an in depth exposure to the social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions of flood management and allow them to develop an integrated perspective on floods, floodplains and the development process in their own country. The total required time for the training course was three days and an additional day for a field visit.