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1 World Meteorological Organization 1 WMOs Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction by Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi Chief Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Programme 21 January 2005 WMO-JMA Public Forum Workshop

2 World Meteorological Organization 2 Global distribution of natural hazards (1993-2002) 90 % of Natural Disasters are related to Weather, Water, and Climate Source: CRED

3 World Meteorological Organization 3 Evolution of Natural Disasters and Their Impacts (source: CRED)

4 World Meteorological Organization 4 Developing Countries are Hit the Hardest… (source: CRED)

5 World Meteorological Organization 5 Role of WMO and NMHSs in Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Observing Monitoring Detecting Forecast and early warnings Vulnerability analysis and risk assessment Public awareness Sector-specific applications

6 World Meteorological Organization 6 Natural hazards do not need to become natural disasters …

7 World Meteorological Organization 7 WMOs Global Network

8 World Meteorological Organization 8 WMO Network of Global and Specialized Regional Centres

9 World Meteorological Organization 9 WMO and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services Detect, Monitor and Issue Early Warnings for a Wide Range of Hazards

10 World Meteorological Organization 10 Early warning systems including effective alert and response mechanisms at the community level could prevent hazards from becoming disasters

11 World Meteorological Organization 11 WMO Global Tropical Cyclone Monitoring and Early Warning System has Proven to be Highly Effective

12 World Meteorological Organization 12 Goal: Further improve early warnings systems for all hazards and ensure that they are available to all countries, Particularly those with least resources Action: 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. Moving ahead ….

13 World Meteorological Organization 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 players Coordinated and phased approach to ensure WMOs capabilities are optimally delivered Role of NMHSs Capacity building and technology transfer Awareness raising among risk managers and public


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