ICFM5: Organiser and the host
ICFM5 organized by the ICFM5 Secretariat at the International Centre for
Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO.
ICHARM was established within the Public Works Research Institute of Japan in March 2006
under the auspices of UNESCO. It is located in Tsukuba City. ICHARM’s mission is to provide localities,
nations, regions, and the globe with the best practicable strategies for managing the risk of water-related
disasters and help them implement those strategies to enhance professional capacity and promote local
advancement, with an emphasis on developing countries.
ICHARM also acts as Secretariat of the International Flood Initiative (IFI), an international collaboration among leading international organizations committed to
promoting integrated flood management.