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Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

23-24 May 2006, WMO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

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Symposium documents
Report of the event
WMO Press Release
First Announcement pdf
Annotated Agenda pdf
Guidelines on goals, expected outcomes, and preparation of presentations and documents pdf
Documents related to Sessions and Working Groups
Mr Michel Jarraud (Secretary-General of WMO), Opening Statement. pdf
Ms Margareta Wahlstrom (UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs), Keynote Address. pdf
Mr Hong Yan (Deputy Secretary-General of WMO), Closing Statement. pdf
SESSION I: Governance and Organisational Issues Related to Early Warning Systems for Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction
Presentations from Panellists
Ms Margareta Wahlstrom (UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs), Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action: Governance and Organisational Framework and Reference to Early Warning Systems. ppt
Mr Reid Basher (ISDR Secretariat), Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action: Governance and Organisational Framework and Reference to Early Warning Systems. ppt
Dr Xu Tang (China Meteorological Administration), Lessons learned and recommendations from managing disaster risks in mega-cities. ppt
Mr Everett Ressler (UNICEF), Lessons Learnt through an Inter-Agency Approach for Early Warning / Early Action of Different Hazards.
Mr Maxx Dilley (on behalf of Inter American Development Bank) (Tentative), Financial Implication for Capacity Building: Linking Development with Disaster Risk Reduction ppt
Reference Documents
Hyogo Framework for Action: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (World Conference on Disaster Reduction, 18-22 January 2005, Kobe) pdf
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, 27-29 March 2006, Bonn) pdf
Filipe Lucio, Challenges and Issues for Implementation of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems for Integrated Risk Reduction in Developing and Least Developed Countries pdf
Mostafa Mohaghegh, Early Warnings and Late Reactions? Challenges and Opportunities for Effective National and Global Early Warning Systems pdf
SESSION II and WORKING GROUP A: Risk Identification and Linkages to Early Warnings
Presentations from Panellists
Mr Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP), Emerging Issues and New Risk Patterns: What is Needed for Identifying Risk? ppt
Dr Steve Zebiak (International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), USA), Adding Risk Information to Early Warnings for Decision-Support. ppt
Dr Hussein Gadain (Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS), Kenya), How Risk Identification is Linked to Early Warnings: Tana River Example. ppt
Dr David Green (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA), Role of Technical Agencies Responsible for Hazard monitoring, Observations, Data and Analysis. ppt
Mr Paolo Reggiani (WL Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands), Flood Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness and Response. ppt
Reference Documents
Maxx Dilley, Risk Identification, a Critical Component of Disaster Risk Management, WMO Bulletin 55 (1), Jan 2006 pdf
Maxx Dilley, Robert S. Chen, Uwe Deichmann, Arthur L. Lerner-Lam, Margaret Arnold, Jonathan Agwe, Piet Buys, Oddvar Kjekstad, Bradfield Lyon and Gregory Yetman, "Natural Disaster Hotspots: a Global Risk Analysis", The World Bank and Columbia University, March 2005 pdf
SESSION III and WORKING GROUP B: Technical and Operational Capacities for Observing, Detecting, Monitoring, Forecasting and Warnings of Hazards
Presentations from Panellists
Dr Alan Douglas (UK Met Office, UK), Status of Existing Observing Networks for Weather-, Water-, and Climate-Related Hazards: Gaps and Needs in Current Observing Networks. ppt
Dr David Burridge (Former Executive Director of ECMWF, UK), Modelling and Forecasting Technologies for Hydro-Meteorological Events from the Next Hour to Climate Time Frames: Gaps and Needs for Enhancing Forecasting Capabilities and Technologies. ppt
Mr Curtis Barrett (National Weather Service, USA), Viability of a Multi-hazard Approach to Operational Regional Centre in Support of Early Warning Systems. ppt
Dr Patricio Bernal (UNESCO-IOC), Tsunami Early Warning System: Viability of a Multi-Hazard Approach for Enhanced Coastal Risk Management. ppt
Mr Filipe D. F. Lucio (Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Mozambique), Status of Scientific and Technical Capacities in Developing and Least Developed Countries in Support of Early Warning Systems: Needs, Gaps and Challenges. ppt
Mr Philippe Dandin (Météo-France), Enhanced early warning for better coastal or marine risk management. ppt
Reference Documents
John Kelly, The Global Observing System: its impacts and future. pdf
Susan Barrell, Benefits, challenges and issues of multi-hazard approach to observing networks. pdf
WMO-HWR, Benefits, challenges and issues of multi-hazard approach for the development of warnings. pdf
SESSION IV and WORKING GROUP C: Communication and Dissemination Mechanisms
Presentations from Panellists
Ms Tanja Cegnar (Slovenia), Introduction. ppt
Dr Cosmas Zavazava (ITU), National Challenges and Needs for Emergency Communication. ppt
Dr Fredrick Branski (NOAA, USA), Global Communication Needs for multi-hazard data and information at International and Regional levels in support of National Early Warning Systems. ppt
Mr Pierre-Alexandre Genillon (WorldSpace France), Satellite-Based Technologies for the National and Regional Dissemination of Early Warnings and Related Critical Data and Information. ppt
Mr José Rubiera (Met Service of Cuba), Experience of Cuba in Early Warnings. ppt
Ms Eunice Mucache (Mozambique Red Cross Society), Disseminating messages to vulnerable communities. ppt
Ms Haleh Kootval (WMO), Critical Need for Education, Training and Public Outreach Programmes between Technical Agencies, and their Stakeholders (Emergency Preparedness Authorities, Media, other Relevant National Agencies). ppt
SESSION V and WORKING GROUP D: Integration of Risk Information and Early Warnings in Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Response
Presentations from Panellists
Mr Ricardo Mena (OCHA), A few fundamental questions. ppt
Mr Horst Letz (IFRC), Introduction. ppt
Ms Eunice Mucache (Mozambique Red Cross Society), Integrating Early Warnings in Disaster Preparedness and Response Plans. ppt
Dr Francoise Bénichou (Météo-France) & Mr Jean-Michel Tanguy (SCHAPI), Lessons Learned from France’s Vigilance System for Enhanced Emergency Preparedness and Response. ppt
Dr Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon (Institute for Environment and Human Security, UNU), The Anticipated Response: an Essential Element in End-to-End Community-Early Warning Systems. ppt
Ms Joanne Burke (UNDP Disaster Management Training Programme), Lessons Learnt through UNDP’s Capacity Building Programme for Disaster Risk Reduction and Opportunities for Capacity Building in Early Warning Systems. (Tentative) ppt
Mr Kazuhiko Fukami (International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management) ppt
Reference Documents
Horst Letz, Community-Based Preparedness and Response to Multi-Hazard Early Warning pdf
Ricardo Mena, Integration of Risk Information and EW in Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Response pdf
WMO-HWR, Building Resilience through Community Participation pdf
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