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The International Expert Symposium on Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems and Service Delivery

WMO Side Event at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan

16 March 2015, Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Sendai, Japan

Last update on: 5 January 2016

Symposium documents
  Agenda (as of 15 March 2015) pdf
  Expanded Programme (as of 15 March 2015) pdf
Presentations and documents from the sessions
Block 1 - Opening
  Welcome remarks: Interdisciplinary Research at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan - Professor Makoto Okumura, Deputy Director IRIDeS pdf
Block 3 - Setting the Scene: What is a Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS)? Cases of Good Practice
The Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) - Prof Petteri Taalas, Director General, FMI & Permanent Representative of Finland with WMO
  The Philippine Early Warning System - Dr Vicente B. Malano, Acting Administrator, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Department of Science and Technology & Permanent Representative of the Philippines with WMO pdf
  The Practice of MHEWS in Shanghai - Dr Chen Zhenlin, Director, Shanghai Meteorological Service (SMS) & China Meteorological Administration (CMA) pdf
  Multi-Hazard Early Warning Information Systems - Dr Roger S. Pulwarty, Senior Advisor for Climate & Director, National Integrated Drought Information System, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA pdf
  The changing context and landscape of risk, including economics of
disasters - Prof Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science & Co-Chair, Governing Council, Future Earth
  Météo-France contribution to the French DRR system: Vigilance - Mr Cyrille Honoré, Deputy Director, Operations, Météo-France pdf
  MHEWS Capacity Development in South-East Europe - Mr Milan Dacić,
Chief, WMO Regional Office for Europe & Mr Ivan Čačić, Director, Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia & Permanent Representative of Croatia with WMO

Block 4 - Looking Forward: Next Generation of MHEWS, DRR Service Delivery, Partnerships and Buidling Resilience
  Next generation of MHEWS: Multi-hazard, impact-based forecasting - Mr Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist, UK Met Office pdf
  Translating weather forecasts into impact-relevant information: Impact-based forecast in weather forecast operation - Dr Baode Chen, Chief Scientist, Shanghai Typhoon Institute of the China Meteorological Agency (CMA) & Dr Xu Tang, Director Weather and DRR Services Department, WMO pdf
  Taking advantage of innovations in science and technology
to develop MHEWS - Dr Masashi Nagata, Director-General, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
  Iintegrated weather and climate MHEWS - Mr David Grimes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada & Permanent Representative of Canada with WMO pdf
  Building a Resilient Society through Integrated Delivery of Weather and Climate Services - Francis Ghesquiere, Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, The World Bank pdf
  Disaster Management Challenges & Role of Resilient Infrastructure -
Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, UNDP National Climate Change Policy Expert & Special Advisor to the WMO Secretary-General for Asia on the post-2015 framework for DRR and WCDRR





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