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Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate Course


The world has more than its fair share of natural disasters, and floods account for 40 percent of the natural hazards affecting the region. Every year, floods cause the loss of a number of lives and considerable damage to properties, which severely sets back the development process. The climate change, global warming, rapid urbanization and socio-economic disparity are making the world, vulnerable to floods. The need to combat the perennial problem of floods and resultant destruction has been a forefront concern for most third world nations, which calls for a proactive approach to establishing a disaster risk reduction regime for safer and sustainable development.


5 days.


This course is particularly useful for professionals working with flood disaster risk management. The course is open to participants from all countries. Participation of decision-makers, elected and appointed national and local administrators, development and planning authorities, water engineers and flood control professionals, officials in urban planning, housing, public works, and water resource and management is especially encouraged. The course will likewise benefit private land developers, emergency response personnel, UN and other international agencies, and NGOs working on disaster mitigation.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the dynamics of flood risk in a changing climate
  • Evaluate the extent of flood risk and vulnerability, and assess the capacity to respond
  • Develop comprehensive strategies for flood risk management in a changing climate
  • Apply climate-smart structural and non-structural measures for flood risk mitigation
  • Develop preparedness and response plans for effective flood risk reduction
  • Integrate flood recovery programs to flood risk management strategies
  • Address cross-cutting issues in flood risk management


The course discusses an integrated approach to the development of flood risk reduction strategies enabling a holistic view to flood risks and flood risk reduction. The course offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises exploring international and local flood risk management experiences. It is divided into seven modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Integrated Flood Risk Management 

  • Basic concepts and terminologies in disaster risk management 
  • Hydro-meteorological hazards, their formation and predictability
  • Flood disaster situation in Africa, Asia, Europe and America
  • Natural catastrophes occurrence in third world countries and the global nature and causes of floods and secondary hazards

Module 2: Climate Change and Impending Flood Risk 

  • Concept of climate change and global warming 
  • Climate change and flood vulnerability challenges in implementing flood risk reduction interventions under
  • Challenging circumstances of climate change 
  • Developing climate outlook/scenario and finding option for adaptation to climate change

Module 3: Flood Risk Assessment 

  • Basic principles and aspects of flood assessment 
  • Process of flood vulnerability and capacities assessment 
  • Process of flood risk assessment 
  • Community-based flood risk assessment

Module 4: Flood Risk Mitigation

  • Concept and importance of flood plain management for flood risk mitigation 
  • Tools for flood plan management 
  • Climate smart structural interventions and its importance on flood risk mitigation 
  • Flood-proofing in a multi-hazard environment 
  • Integrated watershed management in a changing climate: a non-structural intervention for flood risk mitigation 
  • Urban and rural development planning for flood risk reduction 
  • Public awareness and capacity building for flood risk reduction

Module 5: Flood Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning Process 

  • Flood disaster preparedness framework 
  • Flood Contingency Planning Process 
  • Flood forecasting and early warning systems 
  • Flood emergency management 
  • Flood evacuation process 
  • Flood search and rescue

Module 6: Flood Recovery Planning & Implementation 

  • Concepts of flood recovery planning & implementation 
  • Flood damage and need assessment 
  • Guidelines for sustainable recovery programs

Module 7: Crosscutting Issues 

  • Economics of flood risk management 
  • Financial tools for flood risk reduction 
  • Relevant issues on trans-boundary, governance and gender


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 16th October 2017.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 23-10-2017
Event End Date 27-10-2017
Cut off date 16-10-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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