Volume XLII-3/W4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W4, 313-318, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W4-313-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W4, 313-318, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W4-313-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  06 Mar 2018

06 Mar 2018

COMMUNITY-BASED NATIONWIDE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR GIS-BASED INTEGRATED FLOOD MANAGEMENT

Y. Kwak1, K. Muraoka2, and K. Asai2 Y. Kwak et al.
  • 1International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM-UNESCO), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) 1-6 Minamihara, Tsukuba, 305-8516 Japan
  • 2Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, 2-16-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, 755-8611 Japan

Keywords: Bangladesh, integrated flood management (IFM), flood action, risk information

Abstract. After the development of a flood action plan (FAP) in 1988, the Bangladesh government has led practical actions for nationwide flood management. However, Bangladesh is on its way to improve the capacity and knowledge of sustainable infrastructure and non-structural countermeasures. Local government and communities are also struggling to mitigate flood risk and severe damage. Therefore, a government-driven strategy of capacity building on sustainable flood risk management is an inevitable process to support local authorities’ responsibility under the leadership. This pilot study introduced the GIS-based integrated flood management (GiFM) for improving nationwide flood risk management at different levels from communities. First, we proposed the conceptual framework of GiFM to strengthen local government-based capacity focusing on a cost-effective way under the FAP. Then the proposed GiFM employed hydro-GIS geo-database and Earth Observation (EO) data for sharing information on the current flood risk situation including flood monitoring, forecasting and river embankment erosion in transboundary river basins. For flood risk reduction, the prototype of GiFM showed a good example of consultation and action plan to realize high-priority demands at all levels of multi-stakeholders, from decision makers to residents who are living in vulnerable low-lying floodplains of Bangladesh.