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Date publication: 2009
Integrated flood management (IFM) calls for a paradigm shift from the traditional, fragmented and localized approach, and encourages the use of the resources of a river basin as a whole, employing strategies to maintain or augment the productivity of floodplains, while at the same time providing protective measures against losses due to flooding.
Date publication: 2007
While the IFM Concept Paper is the core to conceptualize the approach of Integrated Flood Management, the Policy Series focuses on various aspects of flood management policy, including economic, environmental, legal and institutional, and social aspects.
Floods are the most common natural hazards with the largest impacts on society. Although exceptionally devastating floods distort the trend, flood impact records show that the number of related fatalities...
Start date1 August 2001
Coordinating the global system of telecommunication facilities and arrangements for the rapid collection, exchange and distribution of observations and processed information within the framework of the World Weather Watch Programme.
Start date1 June 1967
Assisting National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in providing weather and climate services to farmers, herders and fishermen in order to promote sustainable agricultural development, increase productivity and contribute to food security.