Integrated Flood Management (IFM) is a new approach to flood management which derives its principles essentially from the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Being a holistic approach, IFM lays emphasis on the interrelationship between socio-economic development and flood management. At the same time it ensures the protection of natural ecosystems for reducing the vulnerability of people who depend for their livelihood on the ecosystem services.
Integrated Flood Management (IFM) serves as the foundation for flood related policy-making and planning. It highlights aspects of sectoral developments that must be factored in planning and policy-making processes if floods are to be managed in a sustainable manner.
This tutorial is structured in five modules: