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(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management

(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). March 2012
  • This publication presents the proceedings from the joint workshop co-organized by the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR and WMO in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and experience in innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihood, and assets. The first part of the workshop focused on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focused on investments strengthening weather and climate services for better disaster risk management that are being undertaken by countries with World Bank support.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Europe, Northern America, Afghanistan, Albania, France, Georgia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Republic of), Tajikistan, United States of America
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Floods, Meteorology, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Practitioners, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Good practices, Proceedings
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Published in 2015