Through a HelpDesk, the APFM provides guidance material and builds capacities to help countries advance in the development of the IFM approach in practice. A focus is the support to project preparation for the implementation of integrated flood management approaches.
APFM website and Integrated Flood Management HelpDesk: http://www.floodmanagement.info/
Partners: Global Water Partnership and World Meteorological Organization
Target Segment of the Conference: Hydrological Products
Relationship to other Conference Segments:
Besides the work to provide support to the development of tailored products and information, the APFM is involved in items grouped under conference segment Hydrological Services/Product Delivery, through the development of long-term strategies and funding, in particular, as it relates to End-to-End System development, where the APFM provides assistance on decision support and response.
Global, with Regional level activities in capacity development and support to the implementation of National strategies on IFM. Most recent regional initiatives in the Volta Basin, South-East Asia, South Asia and South America.
Connection to the development and delivery of a hydrological service for prosperity:
The APFM is strengthening collaboration among the expert institutions globally and in selected regions and countries, in order to improve flood management, including through improved hydrological services. Hydrological services are of direct relevance to the work of the APFM on End-to-End Early Warning Systems, with the APFM being part of the WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative. The APFM also provides guidance on hydrological services such as flood risk mapping in relation to disaster risk reduction and to land use planning.