In order to coordinate efforts on the implementation of various activities under the Hydrological Component with the aim to better support the socio-economic development process in the Typhoon Committee Area and to help accomplish the hydrological related goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan, the Typhoon Committee has established the Working Group on Hydrology (WGH) with the following Terms of Reference and operational modalities.
The WORKING GROUP of HYDROLOGY of the Typhoon Committee will promote cooperation among the Members in the implementation of activities under the Hydrological Component of the Committee’s Strategic Plan with the aim to support the socio-economic development process and enhance cooperation among the Members in all three components. Towards this end, the WGH is expected to advise and assist the Committee in:
- Identifying priority issues and areas of cooperation in the Hydrological Component;
- Facilitating the exchange of experiences and knowledge on latest developments and techniques related to the above issues and areas;
- Undertaking priority activities and programmes of the Committee aiming at strengthening capacity of the Members in hydrology and water resources;
- Mobilizing resources to carry out priority activities of the Committee related to the Hydrological Component;
- Reporting overall progress in the implementation of the hydrological component of the Strategic Plan; andRecommending to the Committee priority areas, programmes and activities forcooperation in research by related experts of the Members.
ACTIVITIES of the WORKING GROUP
The main Projects on Course of the Working Group:
1. Flood Hazard Maps (FHMs) Led by JAPAN
2. Debris Flow and Landslides Warning System Led by JAPAN
3. On-the-job Training on Flood Forecasting between TC members Led by MALAYSIA
4. Urban Flood Risk Management in TC region Proposed by CHINA
5. Assessment System of Socio-economic Impacts of Water-related Disasters for Infrastructure Proposed by R. of KOREA
6. Hazard Mapping for Sediment-related disasters Proposed by JAPAN
7. Establishment of Flood Disaster Preparedness Indices Proposedby JAPAN