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International Flood Initiative

  IFI Administration 

The International Flood Initiative (IFI) is consisted of the Advisory Committee (IFI-AC), Management Committee (IFI-MC) and Secretariat.

The IFI Advisory Committee (IFI-AC)

In order to provide effective coordination at the international level, an IFI Advisory Committee (IFI-AC) has been established, which is comprised of elected representatives of the IHP Inter-governmental Council (through the IHP Bureau), the WMO Commission for Hydrology (through its Advisory Working Group), UNU and ISDR. The Director of ICHARM will act as its Secretary and provide support services to the Committee. IFI-AC members will report to their respective constituent bodies. The constitution and the terms of reference of the Advisory Committee are outlined below:

  Representative of the UNESCO IHP Inter-governmental   Council

 Representative of the WMO Commission for Hydrology

 Representative of ISDR

 Representative of UNU

 Representative of ICHARM and Secretarial support 

Terms of References

 Provide a forum for the identification of the activities of the  participating organizations that will comprise IFI

 Guide the integration of these activities in a manner that reflects the principles of IFI

 Identify gaps and future requirements in relation to the objectives of IFI

 Make recommendations to the participating organizations on additional activities that should be considered to be undertaken by those organizations

 Review and report back to their respective constituent bodies on the effectiveness of IFI against the agreed performance indicators

The IFI Management Committee (IFI-MC)

The Management Committee (IFI-MC) consists of representatives from the secretariats of the constituent organizations, as well as representatives of the scientific community participating in the initiative, including IAHS, IAHR, IIASA, river basin commissions, civil society, the private sector and the insurance industry, to jointly implement the flood management agenda and action plans. The constitution and the terms of reference of the Management Committee can be found in the following. The Management Committee will support the Advisory Committee (IFI-AC). The Committees will meet concurrently.

Terms of References: Manage the implementation of the activities under IFI.

  Representative of the UNESCO IHP Secretariat

 Representative of the WMO Secretariat

 Representative of ISDR Secretariat

 Representative of UNU

 Representative of ICHARM and secretarial support

 Representative of IAHS

 Representative of IAHR

 Representative of IIASA

 Representative of ICLR

 The IFI Secretariat at ICHARM

To coordinate IFI activities, the IFI secretariat is located in the International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), in the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) in Tsukuba, Japan. Please contact Dr. Chavoshian for more information: info (at) ifi-home.info