EPIC Response Report was jointly prepared by the World Bank and Deltares (Netherlands) with support from the Global Water Partnership and WMO. It provides a systematic and comprehensive tool for identifying gaps, constraints, challenges, and opportunities for enhancing a government’s flood and drought risk management programs. In addition, it highlights the importance of managing floods and drought together as part of the same hydro-climatic spectrum. The tool has also been tested in Assam, India.
Objectives of the Workshop
- To disseminate the World Bank’s flagship report on hydro-climatic risk management: “An EPIC Response: Innovative Governance for Flood and Drought Risk Management”;
- Share the EPIC Response Assessment Methodology and its application (Piloted in Assam);
- To present the Global Water Partnership/World Meteorological Organization’s Integrated Drought Management Program (IDMP) and Associated Program on Flood Management (APFM);
- Explore governance challenges & generate recommendations for improving flood and drought risk management at the national and State levels in India; and come-up with recommendations for improving flood and drought governance.
The Improving Flood and Drought Governance: Applying the EPIC Response Framework workshop is organised by the GWP India and interested participants can register for the workshop and join the meeting online.
The meeting registration link is :https://forms.gle/QmcxR4S8n81CohCr7
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