International Workshop on Water and Disasters

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
December 13 - 14, 2004


Core Terminology of Disaster Reduction, Katharina Thywissen, UNU-EHS

Workshop Statement


Sunday, December 12, 2004

Field trip - Fanshawe Reservoir, Thames River, London. Hosted by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority - Rick Goldt

Monday, December 13, 2004

Review of disasters of 2004: Statistics and Photos

Water and disasters: Challenges and opportunities, Keynote presentation - Slobodan P. Simonovic, ICLR - UWO

Water and disasters: Holistic concept for recurring phenomena, Keynote presentation - Erich Plate, UNU-EHS

The world conference on disaster reduction: Serious commitments and clearer priorities for the next decade - Yuichi Ono, ISDR

The International Flood Initiative, a coordinated professional response to better management of floods - Andras Szollosi-Nagy, UNESCO/IHP

Vulnerability what? Do we mean the same thing? - Katharina Thywissen, UNU-EHS

Review of open research questions and some possible answers - Janos Bogardi, UNU-EHS

Amazing replies: how ready are we to live with risk? - Joanne Bayer-Linneroth, UNESCO/IIASA

The Intersection of Climate Change and Water and Risk Management Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development - Gordon McBean, ICLR - UWO

Infrastructure versus living with risk: the farewell from the notion of man made security - Junichi Yoshitani - UNESCO/CHARM

Developing country concern and needs - Panelist Reid Basher, ISDR

Disaster risks in Canada: Vulnerability, copying capacity, and disaster risk reduction - Panelist James Bruce, Global Change Strategies International Co.

Water and Disasters ... show me the money! - Margaret Hill, Infrastructure Canada

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Flood hazard mapping project and its utilization for water disaster mitigation - Tetsuya Ikeda, PWRI, Japan

Report from International Conference on IWRM and UN Secretary General's advisory board on Water and Sanitation 2nd meeting - Hideki SAWA, Japan Water Forum

Flood Forecasting and Hazard Mapping in Jamaica - Herbert Thomas, Water Resources Authority, Jamaica

Flood hazard mapping and early warning in the Caribbean - Hidetomi Oi, CDERA

International Flood Network (IFNet) - Akira Sasaki, IFNet

Hydro-Meteorological Disasters and their Impact on Sustainable Development: Asian Perspective - M. S. SriGowri Sanker, Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Reducing water-related disasters through early warning systems - Reid Basher, ISDR

Flood research partnership: Promoting stakeholders' participation in sustainable floodplain management - Slobodan P. Simonovic, ICLR - UWO

Public Participation in the Emergency Response Phase of Flooding: A Case Study of the Red River Basin - Jacqueline Wachira, University of Manitoba

Assessment and perception of flood risk in the Red River basin - Robert Stewart and Nancy Powell-Quinn, University of Manitoba

Computerized support tool for participatory flood decision making in the Red River basin - Taslima Akter, University of Western Ontario

Transfer of technology to other river basins - Flood decision making in the Fraser River basin - Wolfgang Haider, Simon Fraiser University

Message to Kobe - Paul Kovacs, ICLR - UWO