WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative, first meeting of the Advisory Group
Geneva, 07 to 09 October 2013
The objective of the WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative (WMO-FFI), established by WMO in 2003, is to “Improve the capacity of meteorological and hydrological services to jointly deliver timely and more accurate products and services required in flood forecasting and warning and in collaborating with disaster managers, active in flood emergency preparedness and response”. In 2011, the World Meteorological Congress (Cg) passed Resolution 15 (Cg-16) establishing the WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative - Advisory Group (FFI-AG) with the objective to provide guidance and advice on the hydrological forecasting elements of a number of flood-related initiatives and programmes in progress under WMO programmes, and to provide broad-based support to improve collaboration between the meteorological and hydrological communities for improved flood forecasting related practices. The full text of Resolution 15 (Cg-16), including the Terms of Reference for the FFI-AG, is also included in the Annex I to the provisional agenda.
Expected Outcomes of the Meeting
The expected outputs from the meeting during its first constituent session are:
Conclusions and recommendations (including target audience), based on the presentations and discussions.
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