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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 32
March 2006 / IFNet secretariat

1. IFNet Action Report 2006 has been released
2. IFNet will hold a joint session with the UNESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee on 21 March 2006, in conjunction of the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City
3. About the GFAS project

1. IFNet Action Report 2006 has been released
In order to introduce activities of IFNet, and to identify good flood damage mitigation actions and lessons learned and disseminate these to promote awareness of flood damage, 13 reports in response from Asia, Europe, Africa and North America are carried in the IFNet Action Report 2006. We can learn quite a lot from the experience of other areas and people, and we hope that such knowledge will be used to improve actions being taken in your area or be incorporated into flood management measures newly developed in the future.

> "IFNet Action Report 2006" Download: http://www.internationalfloodnetwork.org/index.html

> Two Actions from the Action Report 2006 will be presented at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City; ( For details please refer to the 2.)
- "Making a Difference in Managing Water Related Disaster through Survey and Assessment", Ms. Yolanda Benitez-Gomez, DENR/ Miriam College. the Philippines
- "Non-structural Measures - Also Significant Factors of Flood Disaster Reduction", Ms. Babiakova,Gabriela, PH.D., Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, Slovak Republic

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2. IFNet presented its activities and introduced the GFAS at the 4th Mekong Flood Forum
- Overall theme: Sharing experiences about local actions taken for water and typhoon related disaster reduction
- Date and Venue: 21 March 2006 14:30-16:30, at Room Casa Montejo 2, Banamex Centre, Mexico City
- Session program >>>
- Session outline template (draft)>>>
- Presentation data of the IFNet secretariat>>>

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3. About the GFAS project

- GFAS Trial Run is planed to be launched in April 2006.
- About the development status, please refer to the above mentioned Presentation of the IFNet secretariat.

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