Associated Programme on Flood Management

The Associated Programme on Flood Management was jointly founded by the World Meteorological Organization and the Global Water Partnership to promote the concept of Integrated Flood Management as a new approach to flood management.

To this aim, the APFM facilitates dialogue on and provides government agencies with guidance on ood management for the implementation of IFM national strategies.

Recognizing that oods have not only adverse, but also benecial impacts and that they can never be fully constrained, Integrated Flood Management shifts focus from ood control to ood management. It integrates land use, water resources and risk management in river basins under the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).