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WMO International Symposium on Public Weather Services: a key to service deliver (Genev, 3-5 December 2007)

Introductory Presentations


Beginnings of PWS in WMO and the societal value of weather. Climate and water services - Keynote – K. O’Loughlin

PWS in the front line of NMHSs: What the PWS Programme has achieved so far– W. Kusch

The PWS Strategy – How Does PWS Relate to Service Delivery – G. Fleming


Investment Needs and Resource Opportunities for PWS: The Multilateral Development Banks Approach – K.B. Johm

Service Delivery




Weather Services


Evolution in Service Production (How technology has changed forecasting production) – A. Gusev, President CBS

Experience in service delivery from a developing country: the case of Cuba - J. Rubiera


Experience in service delivery through working with regional centres– M. Ndabambi


Past and future of service delivery (especially the experience of working within the customer environment) - D. Robinson, S. Barnes, G. Leitsch

Communications Technology (How changes in communication technology are changing the way weather information is delivered ) – T. Molina

Weather Services in Support of Natural Disaster Mitigation – C. Y. Lam


Weather Services and Urban Environment – Tang-Xu


Innovations and new technology for improved weather services - J. Guiney

METEOALARM - The European Multihazard Warning System of EUMETNET - M. Staudinger Presentation  

Hydrological Services and Climate Services


The development of Hydrological Services  - B. Stewart, President CHY


Hydrological Services from Water Managers’ perspective – J. Mensah

Building Public Awareness Towards Hydrological – P. Munah


“CLiPS”: RCOFs, Regional Networking and Consensus Building, and User Liaison for Targeted Climate service Delivery – L. Ogallo


What Customers/Stakeholders expect from National Climate Services – D. Wilhite


Climate and Environmental Services for Development Needs – D. Rogers, M. Boulahya


Optimizing Climate Services for Climate-Related Risk Management (including communication of uncertainty to users) – H. Meinke


Development of User-Driven Climate Products and Services for Key Socio-Economic  Sector Applications - P. Bessemoulin, President CCL


Education and Capacity Building


Building Capability in Service Delivery


Economic valuation and application of Services – J. Lazo

Educating Users: Sectors and Public at Large – E. Dhéliat


Communication Skills and Media Training for service providers – C. Martin


Communicating Forecast Uncertainty for service providers – J. Gill


Special Needs of LDCs – G.B. Diagne


Capacity Development for Investment and Policy Decision-Makers – P. Bénichou

New influences 


Political, Economical and Technological Influences That Will Shape Service Delivery in the Next Decade – D. Grimes

Changing roles 


The role of the private sector in service delivery – M. Pirone


The role of the public sector in commercial services – N. Gordon


National Emergency Response and Management of Meteorological Disasters: Towards Improving the Effectiveness and Benefits of Meteorological Disaster Prevention and Mitigation – Ms. JIAO Meiyan

Taking Action 


Through Pilot Projects Within PWS: “Learning Through Doing” – M.C. Wong


Examples of pilot projects and new initiatives : NMHS development and service delivery improvements – V. Tsirkunov

Examples of pilot projects and new initiatives (Malaria – Ethiopia) – S. Connor

ClimDev Africa Partnership - B. Ahmadu, M. S. Boulahya

Concluding Remarks – W. Kusch






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