Presentation on theme: "WMO’s Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction"— Presentation transcript:
1 WMO’s Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction WMO-JMA Public Forum WorkshopWMO’s Activities in Disaster Risk ReductionbyDr. Maryam GolnaraghiChiefDisaster Prevention and Mitigation Programme21 January 2005
2 Global distribution of natural hazards (1993-2002) 90 % of Natural Disasters are related to Weather, Water, and Climate Source: CRED
3 Evolution of Natural Disasters and Their Impacts (source: CRED)
4 Developing Countries are Hit the Hardest… (source: CRED)
5 Role of WMO and NMHS’s in Natural Disaster Risk Reduction ObservingMonitoringDetectingForecast and early warningsVulnerability analysis and risk assessmentPublic awarenessSector-specific applications
6 Natural hazards do not need to become natural disasters …
8 WMO Network of Global and Specialized Regional Centres
9 WMO and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services Detect, Monitor and Issue Early Warnings for a Wide Range of Hazards
10 Early warning systems including effective alert and response mechanisms at the community level could prevent hazards from becoming disasters
11 WMO Global Tropical Cyclone Monitoring and Early Warning System has Proven to be Highly Effective
12 Moving ahead ….Goal: Further improve early warnings systems for all hazards and ensure that they are available to all countries, Particularly those with least resourcesAction: WMO, through its scientific and technical programmes and in working with the NMHSs is working towards this goal.Strategy: Through an enhanced coordinated, integrated, user-driven approach and strong partnerships with various stakeholders, WMO will accelerate this process.
13 Need for Tsunami Early warning Systems in at-Risk Regions Partnerships – UNESCO-IOC, the leading UN agency in development of Tsunami early Warnings, and other key playersCoordinated and phased approach to ensure WMO’s capabilities are optimally deliveredRole of NMHSsCapacity building and technology transferAwareness raising among risk managers and public
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