- Eugene Poolman, South African Weather Service
- Jean-Baptiste Migraine, GFDRR
Risk analysis requires partnerships across disciplines and boundaries. Meteorological, hydrological and climate services routinely develop hazard products and services. A number of challenges still remain for their optimal utilization and accessibility to support risk analysis and mapping. This session will present examples and ways forward for enhancing the participation of meteorological, hydrological and climate services in the development of risk analysis products. In relation with the intensive work being carried out to improve hazard data as the baseline for the Global Assessment Report since 2007, three examples will be presented, with highly variable coordination and harmonization models from local to global scale: (i) TROPICAL CYCLONES hazard information being monitored, archived, analyzed by six specialized centers with strong regional coordination, with the example of La Reunion regional specialized center; (ii) successful cross-sector and transboundary collaboration across agencies for FLOODING hazard and risk assessment in the Zambezi watershed; however development of a global flood hazard dataset remains a challenge; (iii) DROUGHT hazard and risk assessment present even more complex challenges at the global scale.
The South Africa Weather Service, co-chairing this session on behalf of WMO, will present a number of application developed with the national disaster risk management agency and with various sectors for risk assessment and planning at local, national and SADC level.
WMO is engaging its member meteorological, hydrological and climate services in a standardization process for hazard databases, metadata and statistical analysis and forecasting techniques, as well as in improving access to hazard data through the WMO Information System (WIS) and the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). The session will discuss these initiatives and will identify perspectives for specific collaborations that could be engaged between WMO and the World Bank to support open data for resilience, and promote transparency, accountability and improved decision making.
- WMO Activities in Developing Capacities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services for Hazard Analysis
- Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services’ Support to Development of Hazard Information Related to Tropical Cyclones, Drought and Flooding at the Global Level (GAR 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013)
- Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services to Support Risk Analysis
- Flood Hazard Information for Flood Risk Assessment and Management
- Climate Services and Drought: The role of National Met and Hydro Services (NMHS)
- SAWS Experiences in Provision of Hazard Information for Risk Analysis
- Accessing Information to Support Risk Analysis and Mapping Though NMHSs, WMO Global Telecommunication System (GTS), WMO Information System (WIS) and the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and other specialized networks”