Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia

Flooding river

Hydrometeorological hazards, including floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, can pose a direct threat to lives and impact livelihoods by damaging and destroying transport links, power supplies, businesses and agricultural land. Climate change, population growth, land-use change and urbanisation are increasing the number of people in South East Asia at risk from these hazards.

To increase resilience to hydrometeorological hazards, better understanding of the likely impacts is needed to enable appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, such as new flood defences or the restoration of natural defences like mangroves, to be developed and implemented. This programme aims to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. This programme is supported by NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Newton Fund, which forms part of the UK government's Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia - Networking workshop

Closing date: 18 Jul
2017

26 Jun 2017

NERC is inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards programmes in Jakarta on 10-11 October 2017.

Hydrometeorological hazards, including floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, can pose a direct threat to lives and impact livelihoods by damaging and destroying transport links, power supplies, businesses and agricultural land. Climate change, population growth, land-use change and urbanisation are increasing the number of people in South East Asia at risk from these hazards.

To increase resilience to hydrometeorological hazards, better understanding of the likely impacts is needed to enable appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, such as new flood defences or the restoration of natural defences like mangroves, to be developed and implemented. This programme aims to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. This programme is supported by NERC and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Newton Fund, which forms part of the UK government's Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Five parallel programmes are being developed with the following countries:

  • Indonesia - The Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti)
  • Philippines - The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology Research & Development (DOST- PCIEERD)
  • Vietnam - National Foundation for Science & Technology (NAFOSTED)
  • Malaysia - Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT)
  • Thailand - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

In each programme the focus is on identifying, characterising and predicting the variables that influence the occurrence, impact, severity and duration of hydrometeorological hazards in South East Asia to enable increased preparedness and resilience to future events.

Timing

2018-2021

Can I apply for a grant?

No, announcements of opportunity will be advertised in late October 2017.

Budget

NERC and ESRC will provide up to £1·5 million per country for projects based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines at 80% full economic cost to eligible UK-based researchers. Matched funding in terms of research effort will be provided by partner funding agencies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines to eligible South East Asian researchers.