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2016 Meeting of the
WMO Disaster Risk Reduction User-Interface Expert Advisory Group on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems
(WMO DRR UI-EAG MHEWS)

19-21 April 2016, WMO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Lake 7 (day 1), Salle C2 (day 2 & 3)

Last update on: 23 May 2016

Doc No. Documents Format
  Final Report (to come)  
List of documents (as of 16 February 2016)
Doc 1
Meeting agenda (as of 20 April 2016)
Doc 2
Concept note for the meeting (as of 14 April 2016)
Doc 3
Participant list (as of 20 April 2016)
Doc 4
DRAFT Terms of Reference (ToR) of the WMO DRR UI-EAG MHEWS (as of 16 February 2016)
Doc 5
Synthesis of previous WMO meetings on MHEWS (as of 18 April 2016)
Doc 6
Considerations on the Governance and Implementation Mechanisms for the WMO Disaster Risk Reduction Programme and Information on the Current Status (including the User-Interface Expert Advisory Groups (DRR UI-EAGs)) (as of 18 April 2016)
Doc 7
DRR section of Cg-17 (2015)
Doc 8
DRR section of EC-67 (2015)
Doc 9

Draft WMO Guidelines for NMHSs on Institutional Roles and Partnerships in MHEWS (as of 2014, update underway)

Annex I: Documentation template regarding the role of NMHSs in MHEWS with focus on institutional coordination and cooperation (as of 2009)

Doc 10
Concept note of the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS) (as of 24 February 2016)
Doc 11
Concept note of the International Conference on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IC-MHEWS) (as of 24 February 2016)
Doc 12
Information note for participants (travel, hotels, etc.)
  Background Material Format
Institutional Partnerships in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (Springer, 2012) - excerpts:
 

Chapter 1 - An Overview: Building a Global Knowledge Base of Lessons Learned from Good Practices in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

 

Chapter 3 - The Bangladesh Cyclone Preparedness Program. A Vital Component of the Nation’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning System

 

Chapter 4 - The French Vigilance System. Contributing to the Reduction of Disaster Risks in France

 

Chapter 9 - Synthesis of Seven Good Practices in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

Presentations and documents from the sessions
Session 1: Opening and Introduction
Objectives, structure, document list and working arrangements of the meeting – Alasdair Hainsworth, Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
Session 2: Background
WMO DRR Roadmap and new framework conditions against the background of the post-2015 development agenda – Jochen Luther, Junior Professional Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
Discussion on (re)defining early warning systems and multi-hazard early warning systems in the context of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) on Indicators and Terminology Relating to DRR / the Sendai Framework
pdf
DRR governance and implementation mechanisms (Doc 6) – James Douris, Project Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
pdf
Outcomes of the First (2016) Session of the WMO Executive Council Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (EC WG DRR) – Dr Xu Tang, Director, Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department (WMO)
pdf
Outcomes of the 2015 Meetings of the WMO DRR Focal Points of Regional Associations, Technical Commissions and Technical Programmes (WMO DRR FP RA-TC-TP) and the WMO DRR User-Interface Expert Advisory Group on Hazard and Risk Analysis (WMO DRR UI EAG-HRA) – Alasdair Hainsworth, Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
Review of the WMO DRR Programme activities in the area of MHEWS as a contribution to the WMO DRR Priority (2005 to present)(Doc 5) – James Douris, Project Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
Engagement of WMO in recent international activities on MHEWS, including the International Network for MHEWS (IN-MHEWS) and the International Conference on MHEWS (ICMHEWS)(Docs 10 & 11) – Jochen Luther, Junior Professional Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Services Division (WMO)
Session 3: National and Regional Practices in MHEWS and How They are Addressing the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in Brazil - Marcia dos Santos Seabra, Insituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET)
Evolution of Disaster Risk Management in Chile - Miguel Egana, Direccion Meteorologica De Chile (DMC)
Practice and Development in Early Warning Systems in China - Jingyu Bai, Public Meteorological Service, China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
Fiji and the Pacific support the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 - Terry Atalifo, Fiji Meteorological Service
Vigilance, the French Multi-Hazard Early Warning System with regards to Sendai Framework for Action - Cyrille Honoré, Deputy Director, Operations, Météo-France
Natural Hazards and Disaster Prevention in Germany - Thomas Kratzsch, Head of Department Basic Forecasts, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
JMA’s multi-hazard warning practice in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake - Jitsuko Hasegawa, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
The Moroccan Warning System - Driss Khalfi, Head of Weather Forecasting Service in the Division Développement, Coopération et Qualité, Direction de la Meteorologie Nationale Maroc Méteo
Early Warning Practices for Hydromet Hazards in the Philippines - Niño A. Relos
Assistant Weather Services Chief, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
The Severe Weather Warning System (SWWS) and the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project Southern Africa (SWFDP-SA) as part of DRR - Tshepho Ngobeni, Senior Manager Forecasting, South African Weather Service (SAWS)
The Met Office and Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in the United Kingdom - Gavin Iley, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Met Office
UNHCR / European Commission 'ARISTOTLE' - Gavin Iley, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Met Office
Session 4: Insights into some WMO Programme Activities to Support MHEWS at National, Regional and Global Levels
Multi-hazard impact-based forecast and warning services - Haleh Kootval, Chief, Public Weather Services (PWS) Programme Divison (WMO)
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World Weather Watch (WWW) Programme, incl. the Global Data-processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS) and its Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) and the Emergency Response Activities (ERA) Programme for environmental emergencies involving large-scale dispersion of air-borne hazardous substances - Alice Soares, Scientific Officer, Data Processing and Forecasting (DPFS) Division (WMO)
pdf
Marine Meteorology and Oceanography (MMO) Programme and the JCOMM-CHy Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) - Sarah Grimes, Scientific Officer, Marine Meteorology and Ocean (MMO) Affairs Division (WMO)
Tropical Cyclone Programme - Anne-Claire Fontan, Scientific Officer, Tropical Cyclone Programme Division (WMO)
Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) with e.g. its Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) and the Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) - Paul Pilon, Chief, Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources (HFWR) Division (WMO)

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World Climate Programme (WCP) incl. its World Climate Services Programme (WCSP) with the World Climate Data and Monitoring Sub-Programme (WCDMP) / Climate Watch System) - Omar Baddour, Chief, Data Management Applications Division (WMO)
Agricultural Meteorology Programme (AgMP) incl. WMO activities on drought - Robert Stefanski, Chief, Agrometeorology Division (WMO)
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Session 4: Insights into some WMO Programme Activities to Support MHEWS at National, Regional and Global Levels
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems - Building Safer and Resilient Communities - Eliot Christian, Consultant, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Space technologies for early warning in the post-2015 development agenda - Juan-Carlos Villagran, Head, UN-SPIDER Bonn Office, UN-SPIDER Programme
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
UNDP’s Portfolio Overview and Support to Early Warning - Nicholas Ramos, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

 

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