New Resource for Municipalities on Integrated Risk Management

GWP Central America has published a tool for municipalities with guidelines to integrate the IWRM approach to risk management in the municipal development plans.

GWP Central America, in coordination with the Honduran Institute of Earth Sciences of the National University of Honduras and the Office of the United Nations for Reducing Disaster Risk, Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR) has developed a guide to support the planning process at the local level where Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is promoted as a key element for risk prevention in the context of municipal development plans.

The document is based on the content generated during a consultation process from a national (Honduras) and regional workshop, held during the months of October and November 2015. Participants to the workshop included risk management and water resources experts from governmental and non-governmental institutions.

This document also seeks to contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives and goals of the Sendai Framework, which stipulates that risk management should be part of the planning process for municipal development.

The guide is divided into three basic steps for incorporating risk with a focus on water resources in the Municipal Development Plans: 1) Preparation of conditions and adaptation methodological and institutional intervention, 2) Diagnosis and risk management capabilities, and 3) Prepare the risk management component with IWRM approach of the Municipal Development Plan

The document can be downloaded here (in Spanish).