Parallel Session 7:
Education and Capacity Building for Effective Flood Management

Concept note:

The ultimate purpose of education on water-related disaster prevention is for people to learn how to protect lives from water disasters. Therefore, it is necessary for them to know why water disasters occur, the current situations of local communities, and how to prepare for and respond to water disasters and put the knowledge and learning outcomes into practice. This session widely calls for research and practices in water disasters. Students and early carrier researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute to topic 3).

Session topics

1) What people should know about water disasters: Learning why water disasters occur, the current situations of local communities, how to prepare for water disasters, and how to respond to water disasters at their onset.

Keywords: disaster education, disaster prevention literacy, risk understanding, local communities, lessons learned, good practice, education for community leader, knowledge sharing, risk perception, evacuation under the spread of COVID-19 infection, capacity building, training

2) What people should do to put into practice what they have learned: Putting knowledge into practice.

Keywords: disaster education, behavioral change, multi-stakeholders, risk communication, local communities, evacuation drills

3) What people should know about disaster risk education: Learning how to learn flood disaster risk reduction ranging from physical understanding to social solutions under climate change considering diverse human behaviors by combining education, training and experience.

Keywords: end-to-end approach, proactive learning, on-site research and training, emergency management, incident command system (ICS)