IFNet co-organized the session, "Reducing vulnerability to floods,
droughts and other water-related natural disasters" held on August
31, 2005, with the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the Japan Bank for International
Cooperation (JBIC). This session was highlighted as the only one dealing
with water-related disasters at the Forum. For details please refer to
the link below:
Torrential rains over past few days have caused severe flooding in five
northern districts of Bangladesh rendering thousands of families homeless
and damaging standing crops in vast areas including seasonal vegetables.
For details please refer to the link below:
IFNet is collecting good local actions and lessons learned relating to flood disasters reductions, of which we will compose IFNet Action Report. Deadline for the paper submission is nearing to November 2005. Please contact the secretariat if you have any questions or inquiries.