IGES and the ASEAN Secretariat launched a new website for the ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment (ASEAN DRR-CCA). IGES is taking the lead coordination role, implementing the DRR-CCA Project under the guidance of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), through the ACDM Working Group on Prevention and Mitigation.
Supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), the website promotes advocacy efforts by disseminating information and the latest developments on DRR-CCA in ASEAN to the public, and gives visitors an in-depth look into what the project accomplished during its first phase. Details on these achievements include pilot studies in Myanmar and Lao PDR, an overview of a series of structured training sessions and a field survey demonstrating the integration of climate change projection into flood and landslide risk assessments, and reports on case visits which showcased the best available practices for flood and landslide risk management. Additional highlights of the site are short impact stories from locals in the region, and downloadable factsheets.
The website also includes two recently released ASEAN publications: the Guideline on Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood Risk Assessments and Mapping at the River Basin Level, and the Guideline on Integrating Climate Change Projection into Landslide Risk Assessments and Mapping at the River Basin Level. They are accessible online in English, and the Burmese and Laotian versions will be available soon.
The website can be accessed here: https://www.aseandrr.org