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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water Regional Cooperation Meeting Sarajevo, March 2011 DRR SEE Project Overview Dimitar Ivanov Chief, WMO Regional Office for Europe WMO; DRA/ROEwww.wmo.int WMO

2 World Meteorological Organization Intergovernmental organization established in 1950 Specialized Agency of the United Nations since 1951 for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences Originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) founded in Members (183 States + 6 Territories)

3 world leadership in expertise and international cooperation in weather, climate, hydrology and water resources, and related environmental issues contribute to the safety and well being of people To provide world leadership in expertise and international cooperation in weather, climate, hydrology and water resources, and related environmental issues, and thereby to contribute to the safety and well being of people throughout the world and to the economic benefit of all nations. WMO Mission

4 a)To facilitate worldwide cooperation in the establishment of networks of stations for the making of meteorological observations as well as hydrological and other geophysical observations related to meteorology, and to promote the establishment and maintenance of centres charged with the provision of meteorological and related services; b)To promote the establishment and maintenance of systems for the rapid exchange of meteorological and related information; c)To promote standardization of meteorological and related observations and to ensure the uniform publication of observations and statistics; d)To further the application of meteorology to aviation, shipping, water problems, agriculture and other human activities; e)To promote activities in operational hydrology and to further close cooperation between Meteorological and Hydrological Services; and f)To encourage research and training in meteorology and, as appropriate, in related fields and to assist in coordinating the international aspects of such research and training. WMO Purpose

5 WMO SYSTEMS - GOS

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7 WMO SYSTEMS - GTS

8 WMO SYSTEMS - GDPFS

9 WMO Strategic Plan The new WMO SP (2012 – 2015) is to be adopted by Congress–16 in May/June this year. Among Main Priority areas are: -Climate Services – WMO promotes a Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) to strengthen the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based climate prediction and services -DRR-related Services – Enhanced capabilities of Members to reduce risks and potential impacts of meteorological, hydrological and climatological hazards

10 WMO Strategic Plan Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change and Adaptation Services Weather- assimilated, informed decision- making STAKEHOLDERS

11 SEEDRMAP2007 – South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP) assessment (SEEDRMAP is a collaborative initiative developed by the World Bank and the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), together with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the World Meteorological Organization and other partners) 2008 – proposal to EC DG Enlargement for an IPA multibeneficiary action 2009 – IPA/2009/ Action approved. Two Components: Activity 1: Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Reduction through Regional Cooperation and Collaboration in South East Europe (UNDP) Activity 2: Regional Cooperation in South Eastern Europe for meteorological, hydrological and climate data management and exchange to support Disaster Risk Reduction (WMO) Activity 2: Regional Cooperation in South Eastern Europe for meteorological, hydrological and climate data management and exchange to support Disaster Risk Reduction (WMO) Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe

12 Knowledge of the risks Monitoring, analysis and forecasting of hazards Local capabilities to respond to warnings received Communication or dissemination of alerts and warnings EWS Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe

13 Capacity for Risk Assessment Capacity of NMHSs to monitor, analyze and forecast Local capabilities to respond to warnings received Improved collaboration with DRM and other stakeholders Building Capacity in DRR WMO&UNDP WMO UNDP Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe

14 Activity 2 – IPA Beneficiaries Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe

15 Activity 2 – Implementation Partners Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe

16 WP 1: National Policy Dialogues and Regional Cooperation WP 2: Building Capacity for Risk Assessment Component 1: DRR Applications (in collaboration with UNDP) WP 3: Integration of IPA beneficiaries in EMI WP 4: Upgrade Technical Systems WP 5: Training Activities Component 2: Building Institutional and Technical Capacity of NMHS WP 6: Manage, Monitor, Evaluate Project Management Activity 2 – Work packages

17 Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe Activity 2 – Logical Framework OVERALL OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVELY VERIFIABLE INDICATORS SOURCES OF VERIFICATION ASSUMPTIONS To reduce the vulnerability of South Eastern Europe to hydrometeorological hazards and address losses of life, property and economic productivity caused by weather, water and climate related natural hazards Losses of life, property and economic productivity caused by weather, water and climate related hazards. The statistical reports, on losses of life, property and economic productivity caused by weather, water and climate related hazards of the national statistical offices. Commitment of the IPA beneficiaries to integrated approach to Disaster Risk Reduction.

18 Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe PROJECT PURPOSE Improve technical capacity of the IPA Beneficiaries national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHS) with the view to underpin effective early warning systems for weather, water and climate related hazards and extreme events. Ensure closer interaction, dialogue and cooperation among the NMHSs in the SEE Region, as well as between the IPA beneficiaries NMHSs and the respective disaster management and civil protection key stakeholders. Support progressive alignment of IPA beneficiaries with the standards and policies of the European Union. EXPECTED RESULTS 1.Improved cross-border cooperation and relations between countries, contributing to peace-building. 2. Enhanced utilization of modern technology in monitoring and forecasting of hazardous weather, water and climate events; improved information dissemination in support of Early Warning Systems. 3.Improved cooperation and coordination between the NMHSs and civil protection and disaster risk management agencies. 4. Further integration of the beneficiary countries into the European Meteorological Infrastructure. 5. Enhanced human and institutional capacity of the region to provide better quality products and services in support to disaster risk management, including enhanced capacity in risk assessment for floods and drought. 6. Improved meteorological and hydrological data quality through enhanced capacity for maintenance and calibration of hydro-meteorological instruments. ACTIVITIES Activity 1: Convene Regional and National Policy and Best Practice Dialogues towards establishment of Disaster Risk Reduction National Platforms and establishment of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (in conjunction with UNDP). Activity 2: Development of flood and drought risk assessment capacities. Activity 3: Extend the membership to the European Meteorological Infrastructure to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management. Activity 4: Upgrade institutional and technical capacity data assimilation, management and information sharing. Activity 5: Conduct training seminars and workshops including internships. Activity 6: Manage, monitor and evaluate the action.

19 Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe Activity 2 – Highlights Regional MHEWS Workshop, Pula, Croatia, Oct 2009 National Policy Dialogues – all IPA Beneficiaries Training in Floods Risk Assessment – Turkey, Sep 2010 Training in Drought Risk Assessment – Slovenia, Sep 2010 Regional Cooperation Meeting with partners Geneva, Feb 2011 Regional Cooperation Meeting with stakeholders, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mar nd SEE Climate Outlook Forum (SEECOF/2) – Hungary, Nov 2009 SEECOF/4 – Serbia, Nov 2010 Integration to EMI – new members of ECMWF, EUMETNET and integration to Meteoalarm Strengthening of NMHSs – enhanced technical capacity: EUMETCast systems; METVIEW; calibration and maintenance of observing instruments Specialized WMO missions Consultancy missions

20 Regional Programme on DRR in SE Europe Activity 2 – Results Training * (under UNSCR 1244/99) Total 175

21 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water THANK YOU! WMO; DRA/ROEwww.wmo.int WMO


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