Integrated Water Cycle Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainability


  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•03•15    13:30 - 16:00


    UNU-IAS and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are co-organizing an official side event on Integrated Water Cycle Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainability at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.

    Both urbanization and climate change increase urban flood risk throughout the world. This side event at the WCDRR explores sustainable approaches to urban water management for disaster reduction and amenity through water cycle stability. The event compares experiences from different countries to understand the balance between centralized and decentralized (on-site) measures and the
    importance of community participation. It will also analyse how community participation varies depending on awareness levels, presentation, and the direct benefits received by the immediate community.


    • Katsumi Musiake (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; Advisor, Nippon Koei. Co. Ltd., Japan)
    • Srikantha Herath (Academic Director, UNU-IAS, Japan)
    • Guangheng Ni (Director, Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources, Tsinghua University, China)
    • Masahiro Imbe (Executive Director, Association for Rainwater Storage and Infiltration Technology, Japan)
    • Assela Pathirana (Associate Professor, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands)
    • Nguyen Hong Quan (Vice Director of Natural Resources Management Department, Vietnam National University Institute for Environment and Resources (VNU-IER), Vietnam)
    • William Veerbeek (Project Coordinator, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands)
  • Hall 2, TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai
    Sendai Park Building
    3-6-1 Kokubunncho, Aoba-ku,