Building Resilient Communities

Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection

ASEAN suffers damage in excess of US$4.4 billion each year on average as a consequence of disasters resulting from natural hazards, including flood, storm, rain-induced landslide and drought, which makes more than 50% of total global disaster fatalities.

What We Do

ASEAN suffers damage in excess of US$4.4 billion each year on average as a consequence of disasters resulting from natural hazards, including flood, storm, rain-induced landslide and drought, which makes more than 50% of total global disaster fatalities.

Climate change is expected to further intensify and increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as torrential rains, high tides during rainy season, and tropical cyclones. Without addressing the risks posed by climate change, the prospects of rapid economic and social development of AMSs could be severely impacted by the repeated occurrences of extreme floods and landslides.
The ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment (ASEAN DRR-CCA) was initiated to demonstrate integration of climate projections into flood and landslide risk assessment. The project aims to demonstrate the integration of climate projections into flood and landslide risk assessment; and equip ASEAN Member States with tools and techniques on risk assessment and mapping for better land-use planning. This will ensure they are better equipped with appropriate solutions to address future risks.

Where We Work

The project benefits all ASEAN Member States through collaboration with their respective National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs), with particular focus on the pilot area in Lao PDR and Myanmar.

Project Timeline 
2018 - 2021

Pilot Area

River Basin Pilot (RBPs) are trial study area in this project selected to demonstrate flood and landslide risk assessment and mapping by integrating climate change to all ASEAN Member States.

RBPs are conceptualized as units for flood and landslide risk assessment using the river basin approach and integral part of the capacity building component of this project where most appropriate tools and techniques of landslide and flood risk assessment in a participatory manner will be applied.

Four RBP sites were established to demonstrate landslide and flood risk assessment in Myanmar and Lao PDR. In each site, RBP team was established involving the key agencies (disaster, meteorology, hydrology, geology) and a team of experts to conduct risk assessment with the participation of local people in pilot sites. Relevant experts from AMS engage in the pilot demonstration through their feedback on the methodological approach and strategy building. The pilots serve as a model case for interactive learning while addressing the on-the-ground risk assessment and disaster risk planning challenges, including potential climate change impacts.

Area Selection Criteria

  • Highly exposed to flood and landslide with past record of damage
  • Availability of hydro-meteorological data, geographical data, demography and housing data, land-use map, irrigation channel/types of irrigation, information of water facility, etc.
  • Area size: 500-1,000km2 (tributaries) for a baseline study and 100-300km2 for a detailed study
  • Coordination capacity
  • Accessibility to the pilot area

Target River Basins in Lao PDR and Myanmar

Landslide RBPs:

Taunggyi in Shan State (Myanmar) and Phoukhoun District in Luang Prabang (Lao PDR)

Flood RBPs:

Bago river basin in Bago Region (Myanmar) and Xedon river basin in Saravan, Sekong, Champasak Provinces (Lao PDR).

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“ Commitment to collaborative action for disaster risk reduction can generate learning and improved practice for all stakeholders ”

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Implementing Agencies:

ASEAN DRR-CCA

ASEAN Project on Disaster Risk Reduction by Integrating Climate Change Projection into Flood and Landslide Risk Assessment (ASEAN DRR-CCA) is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).

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