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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 8
December 10.2002 / IFNet secretariat

- Toward Establishment of IFNet -
1. The 2nd Preparatory Meeting on IFNet held at Kyoto, Japan
2. IFNet Logo was Decided!! EAnnounced at the 2nd Preparatory Meeting
1. The 2nd Preparatory Meeting on IFNet held at Kyoto, Japan
The 2nd Preparatory Meeting on IFNet was held at Kyoto on 22 November 2002. There were 36 participants from 11 countries. The purpose, background, activities of IFNnet were introduced and discussed as well as the draft charter. All participants welcomed the new initiative and agreed on the founding of IFNet. The official establishment declaration will be made at the 3rd WWF in March 2003. Idea of establishment of Global Flood Waning System was also introduced as an action unit of IFNet. This system will be designed to collect and analyze real-time data of catchments area precipitation of rivers around the world by Global Precipitation Mission (GPM), which is under construction by National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), and to forecast floods automatically by using the analyzed data. This system will contribute the flood forecasting and warning system of the developing countries, which donft have their own system.



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2. IFNet Logo was Decided!! EAnnounced at the 2nd Preparatory Meeting
There were 76 design applications from Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Canada and South Africa. The logo selected is designed by Mr. Tadashi HIKONE, Japan. IFNetfs gNh symbol expresses the image of flood, and also symbolizes the expansion and solidarity of network for the international cooperation regarding flood management. The reason of the selection is that the logo is simple and well designed, which represents the water flow by eNf. The unique eNf symbol comes in the center of the logo, which gives us vivid impression.



gInformation of IFNet meeting is here; www.idi.or.jp/vision/gijiroku-e1.htmlh
g Please give us your information regarding floods. h
Issued by IFNet Preparatory Unit, gWater in Riversh
Secretariat e-mail: waterinrivers@idi.or.jp

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