Building Post-flood Resilience in Pakistan through Integrated Flood Risk Management
7:00 AM New York/4:00 PM Islamabad/7:00 PM Manila
This virtual session will highlight and feature ongoing developments towards integrated approaches to flood risk management in Pakistan post-2022 floods, incorporating both structural and non-structural measures. Presentations and Q&A will feature a range of stakeholders overseeing, implementing, and supporting actions toward integrated flood risk management in Pakistan.
The devastating floods of 2022 in Pakistan killed over 1,700 people and 1.2 million livestock and displaced over 7.9 million people. The risks to the country from increasingly variable and intense floods are expected to grow under future climate changes. The poor, and often women and girls, are most vulnerable to these impacts. Pakistan’s traditionally infrastructure-oriented approach to flood protection – primarily for riverine floods – has proven to be limited in flexibility to address these emerging risks.
- Asian Development Bank
- Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Pakistan
- Irrigation Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Event objectives and expected outcomes
The event will feature presentations and Q&A from a range of stakeholders overseeing, implementing, and supporting actions toward integrated flood risk management in Pakistan. A representative from the Federal Flood Commission will highlight the government’s activities post-flood including updating the national flood protection plan (National Flood Protection Plan – IV) and developing a masterplan for flood telemetry. A representative of Punjab Irrigation Department will present on how resilience approaches will be built into their flood reconstruction and risk management investments. Representatives from Deltares and JICA will highlight key opportunities and lessons learned for integrated flood risk management with examples from around the world and in Pakistan.
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Meeting ID: 983 0254 4957
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|23 Mar 2023||Opening Session (7:00-7:05 EDT)||Opening Remarks||Ms. Yasmin Siddiqi, Director, Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, Central and West Asia Department, ADB|
|23 Mar 2023||Presentation (7:05-7:20 EDT )||Climate Change and Challenges of Flood Management in Pakistan||Mr. Ahmed Kamal, Chairman, Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, Pakistan|
|23 Mar 2023||Presentation (7:20-7:35 EDT)||Climate Change Adaptation in Hill Torrents of Punjab||Mr. Ijaz Kashif, Project Director, Project Management Office, Punjab Irrigation Department, Pakistan|
|23 Mar 2023||Presentation (7:35-7:50 EDT)||Incorporating Nature-based Solutions in overarching IFRM strategies||Ms. Ellis Penning, Expert Nature Based Solutions and Aquatic Ecology, Deltares|
|23 Mar 2023||Presentation (7:50-8:05 EDT)||JICA’s DRR cooperation strategy and flood operations in Pakistan||Mr. Taichi Minamitani, Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Division 1, Global Environment Department, JICA|
|23 Mar 2023||Discussion (8:05-8:20 EDT)||Q&A session||Moderator: Mr. Nathan Rive|
|23 Mar 2023||Closing (8:20-8:30 EDT)||Closing Remarks||Mr. Nathan Rive, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, Central and West Asia Department, ADB|