October 2011

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woman carrying water       News in brief

A round-up of recent WMO activities in a variety of fields.



road damage

Good practices for multi-hazard early warning systems

WMO has developed a book which will be published in late 2011 by Springer-Verlag entitled, Institutional Partnership in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems, A compilation of seven national good practices and guiding principles.

It features cases from Bangladesh, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Japan and the United States of America, building on the expertise of WMO Members, UN and international partners and relevant national ministries. The book makes the case for greater integration of early warning systems in planning at all levels of society, building on lessons learned through international efforts.

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windmills and nuclear energy


IPCC released new Special Report:
Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

In May 2011 the IPCC Panel approved the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) prepared under the responsibility of Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change)



1st IAHR-WMO Short course on Stream gauging

The first edition of the IAHR-WMO Short course on Stream Gauging was held from 6 to 9 September at the University of Brescia, in Italy




William Keith (Keith) Henderson passed away on 28 January 2011

Jean Labrousse passed away on 9 July 2011

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