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Common Goals of the Hydrometeorological and Disaster Risk Reduction Communities

Sendai Framework

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 provides a roadmap for making communities safer and more resilient to disasters. Its seven targets and four priorities outline a structure for preventing and reducing hazard exposure and vulnerability to disasters,

Ocean issues are gaining visibility due to various organizational and political developments at the international level. These include:

  • The growing Blue Economy
  • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which motivates the development of multi-hazard impact-based services for decision-making support
  • An increasing awareness of the importance of the ocean for understanding, predicting and responding to climate variability and change and sustainable development, as highlighted by publications such as the
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WMO has published annual State of the Global Climate reports since 1993. In 2020, it published a five-year climate report for 2015 to 2019 incorporating data and analyses from the State of the Global Climate across this period. The initial purpose of the annual report was to inform Members on climate trends, extreme events and impacts. In 2016, the purpose was expanded to include summaries on key climate indicators to...

WMO congratulates the three scientists leading the research teams that will share the US$ 5 million grant from the United Arab Emirates Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science.

  • Masataka Murakami, Visiting Professor from the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University (Japan), for his work on pre- cipitation enhancement in arid and semi-arid regions. Professor Murakami’s project focuses on innovative algorithms and sensors dedicated to identifying the clouds

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Article published in Volume 51, No. 2, April 2002

For the first few months of its existence, the World Meteorological Organization utilized as its Headquarters the offices of its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization, which were in Lausanne, Switzerland. On 10 December 1951, the Secretariat was moved to its temporary Headquarters at Campagne Rigot, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland. This...

 


 

There are no obituaries in the April 2008 Bulletin.

 

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Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present this issue of the WMO Bulletin as a complement to the theme of World Meteorological Day “Early Warning and Early Action Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction”.

The Bulletin focusses on “Early warning and anticipatory action” with articles on harnessing technology and services, risk to resilience, the Global Multi-hazard Alert System, the WMO-UNDRR Centre of Excellence and on gender equality...

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 Météo-France RSMC La Reunion.pngFigure 1. Track and intensity of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 4–16 March 2019: Idai tracked back and forth from Mozambique to Malawi to Mozambique then out to sea then back to Mozambique then Zimbabwe.  (Source: Météo-France /RSMC La Reunion)
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This summary is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 contribution to the 6th Assessment Report (AR6): “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.” Around 1/3 of the report is dedicated to regional climate information, with an assessment of observed and projected changes in climatic impact-drivers which are physical climate system conditions (e.g., means, events, extremes) that affect an element of society or ecosystems. This...

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Hazards can be natural or technological (or man-made), and multi-hazard conditions are common. When hazards cascade, they can lead to a large-scale disaster. For example, a severe rainstorm can cause flooding, which may contaminate water sources, which in turn may precipitate a cholera outbreak. Disaster risk can be viewed as a function of multiple factors, including hazard, exposure, vulnerability and capacity building. To mitigate risks and avoid hazards cascading into...