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Training Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems with focus on Institutional Coordination and Cooperation

1-3 October 2009, Pula, Croatia


Workshop Documents Link
Final Report
Participant Evaluation of the Workshop
Annotated Agenda - Doc 1
Concept Note - Doc 2
Discussions topics for the workshop - Doc 3
Instructions for the trainers - Doc 4
Instructions for the participants and the working groups - Doc 5
Presentations of the Sessions
Session 1
Opening and introduction

"Background and Objectives of this training workshop" by Dr Maryam Golnaraghi

"What is an early warning system " by Dr Maryam Golnaraghi

Session 2
Good practices in Early Warning Systems

"Early Warning System for Tropical Cyclones in the Republic of Cuba" by Dr José Rubiera


"Météo-France contribution to the French DRR system : Vigilance" by Dr Cyrille Honoré


"Multi-Hazard Early Warning System in Italy" by Dr Patrizio Emiliani

"Italian Meteorological Service General Office for Air Space and Meteorology" by Col Sergio Pasquini

United States of America

"Serving the Nation's Environmental Forecasting needs" by Mr Lynn Maximuk

Session 2
Other National Early Warning Systems  

"Example of Early Warning System in South East Europe: Croatia" by Dr Vlasta Tutis and Mr Robert Mikac


"Multi-Hazard Ealy Warning System in Germany " by Mr Axel Thomalla


"The tragic story of the August 20, 2006 - Severe thunderstorm in Budapest as an example of the importance of good communication in the disaster management" by Mr Imre Bonta

Administrative and Logistical Information
Information Note 1
Information Note 2
Other Reference Documents
Standard template for Documentation of Good Practices in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems, with a Focus on the Role of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS)
Report of the First Experts’ Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS-I) (May 2006)
Hyogo Framework for Action: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (World Conference on Disaster Reduction), January 2005
Global Survey of Early Warning Systems: An assessment of capacities, gaps and opportunities toward building a comprehensive global early warning system for all natural hazard (Third International Early Warning Conference, March 2006)
International Conference on Early Warning Systems for Natural Disaster Reduction (EWC-I), September 1998
Second International Conference on Early Warning (EWC-II), October 2003
Third International Conference on Early Warning (EWC-III), March 2006


For any additional information please contact:

Dr Maryam Golnaraghi
Chief, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Division
World Meteorological Organization
7bis,avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Tel: + 41-(0) 22-730-8006
Fax: + 41-(0) 22-730-8128
Email: mgolnaraghi@wmo.int




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