The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services
Organizer: World Bank/GFDRR
|The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by the climate changes. At the same time, scientific and technological capacity are progressing very rapidly, offering potentially diverse solutions to meet such demands. However, most advances are seen in the developed countries and supported by the private sector leaving developing countries with a gap in hydromet and early warning services. Creating an enabling environment for closer and strategic cooperation between the public, private and academic sectors is a prerequisite for effectively embracing novel solutions. Against this backdrop, the session will present the recently launched report “The Power of Partnership,” discuss key recommendations for creating more vibrant public-private-academic engagements in hydromet sector and how these can be applied in the real world. Distinguished speakers will include representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV, Spire Global, Weathernews America, Inc. (WNI), IBM, and the University of Oklahoma.
Theresa Condor, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Spire Global, Inc.
Hanneke (J.M.) Schuurmans Msc. PhD. | Leading Professional Digital Water at Royal HaskoningDHV
Robert D. Palmer | Associate Vice President for Research & Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma
Lance Steele| Computer programmer for satellite data processing applications at Weathernews America, Inc. (WNI)
Salvatore R. Bruno | Senior Solution Architect at IBM