Ian Wood

Team Leader and Climate Change Expert
, Landell Mills
Profile / Bio: 

 As Team Leader and Climate Change Specialist to ADB’s Knowledge Support and Technical Assistance (KSTA) Project on Strengthening Integrated Flood Risk Management (TA 9634-REG), Ian Wood draws on 35 years of experience working in the water resources and flood management sectors, and over half of this experience has been in southeast Asia.

Through working on projects with development banks and bilateral donor agencies such as ADB, World Bank, Australian Aid, USAID, AFD, Enabel, and Danida, Ian Wood can offer some insights on the many practical aspects for implementation of flood risk and disaster management programs. Lessons learned include that successful projects require a mesh between theory, innovation, traditional engineering practice, and human resource capacities. Furthermore, climate change is driving the need for greater integration including practical application of nature-based solutions and softer, community-oriented approaches.  

This webinar series provides the unique opportunity to share some experiences gained from a bird’s-eye-view of trends in the flood sector across eight countries as well as the lessons from activities to support planning and identification of flood risk management initiatives.

Materials

Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Main Presentation of Session 5: Outlook for IFRM and Ways Forward 05 April 2022 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Environment, Water
Main Presentation of Session 2: Application of an IFRM Approach at a River Basin Level 15 March 2022 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Environment, Water
Main Presentation of Session 1: A Country-scale View on IFRM and Applications of Global Datasets 09 March 2022 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Water, Environment
Climate Change - Truths and Myths 06 February 2020 Slides Water
Project Context and Practical Issues for Flood Management 04 February 2020 Slides Water
Workshop Introduction 04 February 2020 Slides Water
Strengthening Integrated Flood Risk Management 19 March 2019 Slides Disaster Risk Management, Urban Development, Water