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RA VI Regional Conference
Social and Economic Benefits
of Weather, Climate and Water Services

Conference Programme
   
  Sunday, 2 October 2011  
  Arrival of Participants  
1900-2100 ICEBREAKER (offered by the Host State at Astoria Hotel)  
     
   
0800-0900 Registration  
  OPENING  
0900-0920
  • Mr Christian Plüss, Director MeteoSwiss
  • Mr Urs W. Studer, Mayor of Lucerne
  • Ms Haleh Kootval, Head of WMO Public Weather Services Programme
  • Mr Ivan Čačić, President of WMO Regional Association VI
 
0920-0940 Key Note Speech I: Socio-Economic Benefits studies - rationale and challenges (abs) Dr Christian Plüss, Permanent Representative of Switzerland with WMO
0940-1000 Key Note Speech II: Socio-Economic Benefits Studies - a high priority for RA VI (ppt) (abs) Mr Ivan Čačić,
Permanent Representative
of Croatia with WMO and President of RA VI
1000-1030 Coffee break  
  SESSION 1: BACKGROUND TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS STUDIES  
1030-1100 Economics of Weather (ppt) (abs) Dr Jeffrey K. Lazo,
NCAR, USA
1100-1130 Overview of Socio-Economic Benefits Studies with focus on RA VI (ppt) Mr Axel Thomalla,
Chair, RA VI WG/SDP, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
1130-1200 Introduction to Socio-Economic Benefits Analysis
(ppt) (abs)
Dr Adriaan Perrels, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
1200-1230 The Met Office experience in measuring Socio-Economic Benefits (ppt) (abs) Mr Phil Evans, United Kingdom Met Office (UKMO)
1230-1330 Lunch Break  
  SESSION 2: PRACTICAL STEPS TO PREPARE AND CONDUCT A SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS STUDY  
1330-400 Example I: Swiss Study of Socio-Economic Benefits of Meteorology: Methods for study design (ppt) (abs) Dr Thomas Frei, MeteoSwiss
1400-430 Example II: Value of improved hurricane forecasts to the U.S. Public; an application of non-market valuation methods (ppt) (abs) Dr Jeffrey K. Lazo
1430-1500 Users’ perspective: Application and Utility of Weather, Climate and Water Information in Sustainable Development (ppt) (abs) Mr Daniel Kull,
The World Bank
1500-1530 Available guidance materials and sources for assistance to Members regarding SEB Studies (ppt) Dr Adriaan Perrels
1530-1600 Coffee Break  
1600-1630 Case Study 1: Swiss Study of Socio-Economic Benefits to the transport sector (ppt) (abs) Dr Saskia Willemse, MeteoSwiss
1630-1700 Case Study 2: Socio-Economic Benefits Study for Croatia (ppt) (abs) Dr Pekka Leviäkangas
VTT, Finland
     
   
  SESSION 3: BENEFITS FOR DIFFERENT USER SECTORS (ADDRESSING CLIENTS AND DECISION-MAKERS)  
0900-0910 Overview of Day One Rapporteur
0910-0930 Understanding and communicating forecasts' uncertainties: Reflections on the use of ensemble predictions in European disaster management (ppt) (abs) Dr Sebastien Nobert,
King's College, London
0930-1000 The benefits of ensemble forecasts for risk assessment and decision making (ppt) Mr David Richardson, ECMWF
1000-1030 Case Study 3: Provider-User Collaboration: Planning for the energy sector (ppt) (abs) Dr Laurent Dubus, EDF, France
1030-1100 Coffee break  
1100-1130 Case Study 4: Flood-related warnings and their communication: User requirements, user perception, and the impact of forecast information for different user sectors (ppt) Dr Jacqueline Frick, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
1130-1200 Case Study 5: Socio-economic benefits of irrigation advice to farmers and for sustainable water use (ppt) (abs) Dr Federica Rossi,
Vice-President CAgM, Italy
1200-1230 Weather presentation and delivery - what is the value of this, and how can we measure it? (ppt) (abs) Mr Gerald Fleming,
Met Éireann (the Irish Met Service)
1230-1300 The value of hydro-meteorological information and possible institutional arrangement for developing countries (ppt) (abs) Ing. Laurent Perron,
Météo-France
1230-1400 Lunch Break  
  SESSION 4: WRAP-UP AND RECOMMENDATIONS  
1400-1500 Panel Discussions with Session Chairs Session Chairs
1500-1600 Recommendations; Way forward in RA VI  
1600 Closure  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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