New Zealand expert presents on flood management Standard at Asian Development Bank seminar
To help its member countries manage disasters better, Asian Development Bank (ADB) has kept track of the development of the New Zealand Standard, NZS 9401:2008, Managing flood risk – A process Standard.
Poor disaster management is a risk to communities in the Asia-Pacific area. ADB, an economic development organisation with 60 member countries including Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, provides development support in the Asia-Pacific region. It supports the International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) in its engagement in regional flood management projects.
ADB asked Terry Day, a member of the committee that developed NZS 9401, to talk at a seminar in Japan about what we are doing in New Zealand to address flood risk.
STANDARDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Pool water quality
Project Manager: Nelson Procter
Estimated Publication Date: February 2010
Comments: The committee has been assembled and the first meeting has been held.
Land development and subdivision engineering amendment
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: April 2010
Comments: Work on amending NZS 4404:2004 began on 20 April 2009 when the committee had its first meeting. The committee also met in June and again in July. An amended draft for public comment is scheduled for September 2009.