World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2009 (WMO-No. 1047)Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), as defined by the Global Water Partnership, is “a process which promotes the coordinated management and development of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems”. This approach recognizes that a single intervention has implications for the system as a whole, and that the integration of development and flood
management can yield multiple benefits from a single intervention.
Published by: WMO ; 2009
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), as defined by the Global Water Partnership, is “a process which promotes the coordinated management and development of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems”. This approach recognizes that a single intervention has implications for the system as a whole, and that the integration of development and flood
management can yield multiple benefits from a single intervention.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1047
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11047-3Published by: BMO ; 2009
Language(s): Russian; Other Languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copyOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa asociado de gestión de crecidas (APFM); Asociación Mundial para el Agua (GWP) - OMM, 2009 (OMM-No. 1047)Este documento desarrolla las bases conceptuales de la gestión integrada de crecidas (GIC). Describe este principio en el marco general de la gestión integrada de recursos hídricos (GIRH). Los principales elementos de la GIC son presentados y explicitados de modo de delinear un marco muy completo de este modo de gestión.
Published by: OMM ; 2009
Este documento desarrolla las bases conceptuales de la gestión integrada de crecidas (GIC). Describe este principio en el marco general de la gestión integrada de recursos hídricos (GIRH). Los principales elementos de la GIC son presentados y explicitados de modo de delinear un marco muy completo de este modo de gestión.
Collection(s) and Series: OMM- No. 1047
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: English, French, Japanese, Russian
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-31047-7Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Programme associé de gestion des crues (APFM); Partenariat mondial pour l'eau (GWP) - OMM, 2009 (OMM-No. 1047)Ce document développe les bases conceptuelles d'une gestion intégrée des crues (GIC). Il décrit ce principe en le situant par rapport à la notion plus générale de gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE). Les principaux éléments constitutifs de la gestion intégrée des crues sont présentés et explicités de façon à brosser un tableau très complet de ce mode de gestion.
Published by: OMM ; 2009
Ce document développe les bases conceptuelles d'une gestion intégrée des crues (GIC). Il décrit ce principe en le situant par rapport à la notion plus générale de gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE). Les principaux éléments constitutifs de la gestion intégrée des crues sont présentés et explicités de façon à brosser un tableau très complet de ce mode de gestion.
Collection(s) and Series: OMM- No. 1047
Language(s): French; Other Languages: English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-21047-0
Published by: WMO ; 2009
Format: Digital (Free)
Permalinkis an issue of Exchanges. International CLIVAR Project Office, 2008
Permalinkis an issue of MeteoWorld. WMO, 2008Contains:
- Severe weather forecasting
- Public weather services
- Satellite strategy
- Advances in weather forecasting
- Nobel Peace prize award
- Least developped countries
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR); World Bank the; et al. - UN/ISDR, 2008The assessment presented here was undertaken within the scope of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP). SEEDRMAP is a collaborative initiative developed by the World Bank and the secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), together with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the World Meteorological Organization, the Finnish Meteorological Institute and other partners.
SEEDRMAP’s objective is to reduce the vulnerability of the countries ...
PermalinkThis course will help meteorologists and others broaden their understanding of the impacts of weather and climate on public health, including the impacts of heat waves and cold temperatures, winter storms and thunderstorms, flooding, drought, poor air quality, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfire, UV radiation, and others. This course is directed to broadcast meteorologists, in particular, who play a critical role in the community by helping the public to protect against weather-related health threats and by promoting good health. The course also describes the public health communication system, pr ...
PermalinkThis module is an introduction to NOAA's next generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series, focusing on the value and anticipated benefits derived from an enhanced suite of instruments for improved monitoring of meteorological, environmental, climate, and space weather phenomena and related hazards. An extensive set of visualizations highlight GOES-R and its advanced observing capabilities for providing support in thirteen key environmental application areas including air quality and visibility, climate, cloud icing, fires, hurricanes, land cover, lightning, l ...
PermalinkThis module provides an overview of climatology, the study of climate. The module begins by examining the drivers that combine to create the climate regions of the world—from those at the mesoscale (local) level to those at the synoptic-scale (continental) and global-scale levels. Examples include locally dominant winds, air masses, fronts, ocean currents, Earth’s rotation around the sun, and latitude. Each discussion of a climate driver has an ‘example/exploration’ segment, where the information is applied to several cities. The module also examines a scheme for classifying the world’s climat ...
PermalinkThis is the first module of a two-part series offering an introduction to the science explaining catastrophic dam failure and flood-wave prediction methods associated with these events. Through use of rich illustrations, animations, and interactions, this module explains key terminology and concepts including dam types and purposes, failure statistics, the general dam failure process, open channel hydraulics, critical flow, Manning's equation, and conveyance. The information covered in this two module series will provide a scientific foundation for advanced course work needed to run dam break ...
PermalinkThis second module in the two-part series expands on the science explaining catastrophic dam failure and flood-wave prediction methods associated with these events. Through the use of rich illustrations and interactions, this module introduces the St. Venant equations for dynamic wave flow, and flood wave characteristics. It also explains the general dam failure modeling process along with advantages and limitations of dam failure models including model stability, accuracy, and sensitivity issues. Finally, it also provides an overview of the Teton River dam failure, one of the most famous hydr ...
PermalinkThe Warning Operations Course (WOC) Severe Track is a course that consists of approximately xx hours of training material on topics that are relevant to severe weather warning decision-making. The Severe Track consists of:
- 5 curricula (convective fundamentals, tornado, hail, quasi-convective linear system, & impact-based warning),
- Forecast Challenge,
- A mesoscale analysis webinars, and
- WOC Severe WES-2 simulation.
The WOC Severe Track modules include a combination of learning technologies including teletraining, web-based training, Weat ...
PermalinkThe tool aims to bring the different aspects of urban flood risks together under the umbrella of a risk management approach that aims to explain urban flood risks as well as to show possibilities of how they can be managed successfully. This tool argues that only the combination of spatial, technical and organizational measures will lead to a more sustainable and effective management of urban flood risks.
PermalinkThis tool provides general guidelines for effectively organizing community activities to ensure participation at various levels of decision-making and capacity building in flood management. Several issues related to the engagement of flood managers, NGOs, and policy makers in harmonizing community activities with other development policies and natural disaster, are also addressed to build necessary institutional frameworks to enhance community participation.
PermalinkThis expert meeting was organized in response to the recommendations of the Sixth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones to develop a common set of metrics to evaluate the skill of seasonal tropical cyclone forecasts and report on a central website hosted by WMO. Camargo et al. summarized in the October 2007 issue of the WMO Bulletin a number of statistical and dynamical seasonal forecasts. Representatives of each type of forecast were part of the expert team. Issues confronted when attempting to conduct an evaluation of forecasts produced by different groups
PermalinkIn 2006, WMO conducted a national survey to benchmark existing capacities, gaps and needs of its Members for development of meteorological, hydrological and climate –related information to support disaster risk reduction. The national survey, addressed capacities of NMHSs to contribute to all aspects of disaster risk reduction including risk identification, sectoral planning, early warning system, education and knowledge sharing. Of the 187 members of WMO at the time, 139 (74%) countries participated in this survey.
The regional survey addressed regional capacities and partnerships that ...
PermalinkTheme of the World Meteorological Day 2008, this booklet raises awareness of the public and decision-makers on weather, climate and water to lead to an increasing concern about the degradation of the environment, the more frequent occurrences of natural disasters with projected climate change and the impacts on human survival and well-being.
This publication will be useful to decision-makers, financial experts and emergency response managers, currently in the process of implementing and upgrading their respective observing systems, especially their end-toend multi-hazard early ...
PermalinkIFRC, 2008This document presents the International Federation's concern about disaster management and priority to ensure that disaster risk reduction is an integral part of its development work and that all its programmes work towards disaster risk reduction in an integrated and mutually supportive way.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - WMO, 2008 (WMO/TD-No. 1448)
Permalinkis an issue of MeteoWorld. WMO, 2007Contains:
- Protecting against flash floods
- La Niña
- Greenhouse gases
- Sand- and duststorms
- Marine meteorology
- Climate change and tourism
- Science for climate change adaptation
- Aviation meteorology
Permalinkis an issue of MétéoMonde. OMM, 2007
Permalinkis an issue of Nouvelles du climat mondial. OMM, 2007Contient:
- Projections à long terme du GIEC relatives aux tempêtes violentes
- Fortes pluies à Mumbai en juillet 2005
- Oscillation nord-atlantique et tempêtes de vent extrêmes
- Participation du SMOC à la douzième session de la COP et à la vingt-cinquième réunion du SBSTA
- Impact des tempêtes de vent et de poussière sur l’agriculture
- Le climat en 2006
- Tempêtes violentes de janvier 2007 en Europe
- Caractéristiques climatiques des tempêtes de sable et de poussière
- Le CIUS et l’OMM lancent l’Année polaire internationale 2 ...
Permalinkis an issue of World Climate News. WMO, 2007Contents:
- IPCC long-term projection of extreme storms
- Heavy rains in Mumbai, July 2005
- North Atlantic Oscillation and extreme windstorms
- GCOS at COP-12 and SBSTA -25
- Impact of wind- and duststorms on agriculture
- The climate in 2006
- Extreme storms in Europe in January 2007
- Climate features of dust- and sandstorms
- ICSU and WMO launch International Polar Year 2007-2008
- World Climate Programme seminars on climate extremes
- Statement on tropical cyclones
- The global warming database: WCRP ...
Permalinkis an issue of Nouvelles du climat mondial. OMM, 2007Contient:
- Désertification, pauvreté et développement durable
- La désertification, la sécheresse et le rôle de l’OMM
- Programmes de l’OMM
- Atelier international d’Arusha
- Climat et dégradation des sols
- Comment les SMHN peuvent lancer le programme RANET
- Suivi de la sécheresse aux États-Unis, dans la Corne de l’Afrique et dans le bassin méditerranéen
- Changement climatique, désertification et adaptation: le point de vue du GIEC
- Transmission des messages CLIMAT et CLIMAT TEMP
- La sécheres ...
Permalinkis an issue of World Climate News. WMO, 2007Contents:
- Desertification, poverty and sustainable development
- Desertification, drought and the role of WMO
- WMO programmes
- Climate and land degradation
- International workshop in Arusha
- How NMHSs can initiate the RANET programme
- Drought monitoring in the United States, the Horn of Africa and the Mediterranean
- Climate change, desertification and adaptation: what IPCC says
- The drought of Amazonia in 2005
- GEOSS update
- CLIMAT and CLIMAT TEMP reporting
- NASA astronaut’s ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - WMO, 2007
PermalinkIn this module, Wes Junker, retired Senior Branch Forecaster at NCEP/HPC provides an introduction to Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting. This presentation assumes a familiarity with basic meteorological processes.
PermalinkThis module helps the student develop an understanding of the contribution of snowmelt in the hydrologic forecasting process. The module first explains the influences of wind, sun, terrain, and vegetation on snow water distribution and then discusses the evolution of snowpack characteristics. From there, the student will learn about energy exchanges between the snow and the atmosphere and how that affects how quickly and how completely snow will melt. Finally, an explanation is presented of water flow through snow and the fate of that water when it reaches the ground surface. The lesson will b ...
PermalinkThis module takes the learner through seven case studies of flash flood events that occurred in the conterminous U.S. between 2003 and 2006. The cases covered include: * 30-31 August 2003: Chase & Lyon Counties, KS * 16-17 September 2004: Macon County, NC * 31 July 2006: Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, AZ * 25 December 2003: Fire burn area near San Bernardino, CA * 30 August 2004: Urban flash flood in Richmond, VA * 19-20 August 2003: Urban flash flood in Las Vegas, NV * 9 October 2005: Cheshire County, NH This module assists the learner in applying the concepts covered in the foundation ...
PermalinkThis Tool identifies the processes and policy principles that necessitate a linkage of land use planning in integrated flood management. It provides an overview of land use planning instruments considered applicable in the flood management context, to identify the challenges and opportunities to a closer linkage between the various sectors concerned and to provide guidance as to how those sectors can work together.
PermalinkThis tool guides the contents and basic procedure of basin flood management planning, such as national development vision/policy and enabling mechanism of planning. The objectives of basin flood management plan are to protect life and property from flood risks and enhance the capability of socio-economic development in the flood plains to realize the development vision in a basin through Integrated Flood Management (IFM).
PermalinkThis document is to guide forecasters working for the aviation community. Its intention is to discuss the many and varied phenomena which, unfortunately, can prove hazardous to aviation which lower the safety of air operation and may cause loss of equipment and life. Whilst some forecasting techniques are mentioned, of itself this document is not a forecasting ‘textbook’. It is intended that the reader is familiar with some quite technical terms used in meteorology. Practicing forecasters reading this document should have ready access to more involved texts on the various subjects.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Kanga A.; Magrin Graciela O.; et al. - WMO, 2007 (WMO/TD-No. 1344)The Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) at its 12 th Session held in Accra, Ghana, 18-26 February 1999, established the Working Group on the Use of Seasonal Forecasts Climate Prediction in Operational Agriculture. The Terms of Reference of the Working Group are:
a) In liaison with the CLIPS project, review and summarise the current advances in seasonal forecasts and climate prediction and the products and services relevant to agriculture that are becoming available based on the forecasts
b) To survey and summarise, using appropriate case studies, the current applicat ...
PermalinkQue ce soit à l’échelle continentale ou régionale ou à l’échelle des bassins océaniques, de nombreux changements climatiques de longue durée ont été observés. On citera notamment la modiﬁcation des températures et des glaces de l’Arctique, les grosses variations en termes de volume de précipitations, de salinité des océans, de conﬁguration des vents, de phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes (sécheresse, fortes précipitations, vagues de chaleur) et l’intensité des cyclones tropicaux. On observe, depuis les années 70, des épisodes de sécheresse plus intenses et plus longs touchant des zones plu ...
PermalinkAt continental, regional, and ocean basin scales, numerous long-term changes in climate have been observed. These include changes in Arctic temperatures and ice, widespread changes in precipitation amounts, ocean salinity, wind patterns and aspects of extreme weather including droughts, heavy precipitation, heat waves and the intensity of tropical cyclones. More intense and longer droughts have been observed over wider areas since the 1970s, particularly in the tropics and subtropics.
PermalinkWeather affects virtually every person on the planet, every day of the year. Consequently information on past, present and future weather conditions plays an important part in planning our daily lives. Although the provision of weather and climate information to the community at large has long been one of the main responsibilities of the National Meteorological Services (NMHSs) of the now 188 Member States and Territories of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), it is only during the past decade that most NMHSs have begun to focus their efforts on the provision of the highest possible ...
PermalinkIFRC, 2007This document addresses the risks that hazards bring as a Red Cross and Red Crescent priority. It presents their grassroots presence as an opportunity to tap into local knowledge, help communities identify the dangers they face, assess their capacities and vulnerabilities, and come up with solutions.
PermalinkThis brochure provides updated information on how climate science and services can enhance adaptation to climate variability and change, especially for development needs.
PermalinkA nivel continental, regional y en las cuencas oceánicas se han observado numerosos cambios del clima a largo plazo y, en particular, cambios en la temperatura y el hielo de la región ártica, cambios generalizados en el volumen de las precipitaciones, la salinidad de los océanos, la conﬁguración de los vientos y en aspectos de fenómenos meteorológicos extremos como sequías, fuertes precipitaciones y olas de calor, así como en la intensidad de los ciclones tropicales. Desde el decenio de 1970 se han observado sequías más intensas y más largas en zonas más extensas, especialmente en las regiones ...
Permalinkis an issue of Atmosphériques. Météo France, 2006
Permalinkis an issue of Nouvelles du climat mondial. OMM, 2006Contient:
- Faire face à la variabilité et à l’évolution du climat
- Temps, climat et maladies infectieuses
- L’élévation du niveau de la mer
- Le trou d’ozone 2005 entre dans les annales
- Levée des incertitudes et gestion des risques face aux changements climatiques
- COP-7 de la CCD
- Nouveaux directeurs aux questions climatiques à l’OMM
- La gestion des risques climatiques dans le secteur agricole
- Préparatifs de l’Année polaire internationale
- Les concentrations de gaz à effet de serre ont atteint de nouveaux records ...
Permalinkis an issue of World Climate News. WMO, 2006Contents:
- Living with climate variability and change
- Climate and infectious disease risks
- Homing in on rising sea levels
- 2005 ozone hole one of largest
- Addressing uncertainties and risk management in climate change
- COP-7 of UNCCD
- New climate-related directors at WMO
- Managing climate risk in agriculture
- International Polar Year update
- Greenhouse gas concentrations reach new highs in 2004
- NewWebsite for WHYCOS
- Seasonal forecasts and risk management
- GEOSS update
- Tackling ...
Permalinkhuman welfare (Foley et al. 2005). In many developing countries populations are heavily dependant on freshwater, forests croplands and fisheries (Homer-Dixon and Blitt 1998) to which we should add pastures. Shortages in these sectors can give rise to increased poverty, environmental refugees (Jacobson, 1988) and even conflict. Some authorities have even suggested a new age of insecurity (HomerDixon, 1991 ), the so-called “neo-Malthusian” theory. There is a growing body of literature on environmental scarcity and conflict (Raleigh and Urdal, 2005, Urdal, 2005) which reflects not only cur ...
PermalinkSeveral modeling studies have shown that the south Asian monsoon region has the lowest skill for seasonal forecasts compared with many other domains of the world. This paper demonstrates that a multimodel synthetic superensemble approach, when constructed with any set of coupled atmosphere-ocean models, can provide improved skill in seasonal climate prediction compared with single-member models or their ensemble mean for the south Asian summer monsoon region. However, performance of the superensemble tends to improve when a better set of input member models are used. As many as 13 state-of-the ...
PermalinkTropical waves are prolific rainfall producers that sometimes form tropical cyclones. Conceptual models of tropical waves are used to help learners understand the dynamical characteristics and evolution of tropical waves. Users will learn about the vertical and horizontal structure of tropical waves and the typical weather changes that accompany the passage of a tropical wave. Four different methods of tracking tropical waves are also provided. The Webcast is presented by Mr. Horace Burton and Mr. Selvin Burton of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology under the auspices of the ...
PermalinkThe “River Ice Processes” module provides information on flooding associated with river ice jams. In this webcast, Dr. Kate White, nationally-recognized expert on river ice, explores basic river ice processes including the formation, growth, breakup, and transport of river ice and how it can become jammed, triggering floods. In addition, Dr. White covers the current, state-of-the-art ice jam forecasting, and current ice-modeling research and development being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a foundation topic for the Basic Hydrologic Science course, this module may be taken o ...
PermalinkAccording to NOAA’s National Weather Service, a flash flood is a life-threatening flood that begins within 6 hours--and often within 3 hours--of a causative event. That causative event can be intense rainfall, the failure of a dam, levee, or other structure that is impounding water, or the sudden rise of water level associated with river ice jams. The “Flash Flood Processes” module offers an introduction to the distinguishing features of flash floods, the underlying hydrologic influences and the use of flash flood guidance (FFG) products. Through use of rich illustrations, animations, and inte ...
PermalinkThis module is intended for experienced forecasters moving from a land-based area to a coastal or Great Lakes region where both over-land and over-water forecast areas exist. This module highlights the differences between marine boundary layer and terrestrial boundary layer winds. The experienced forecaster is relatively familiar with the boundary layer over land and the associated implications for the wind field. Using this as a base, the module compares this known quantity with the lesser-known processes that occur in the marine boundary layer. Three major topics that influence marine bounda ...
PermalinkThis short course provides broadcast meteorologists with knowledge and instructional materials to help them understand watersheds as our environmental home and to help their viewers understand the relationship between the weather and the health and protection of the environment. Environmental impacts in many areas of the country result from the daily actions of people. We can easily see the consequences of a major oil spill at sea that is driven ashore by winds and ocean currents, but what about the fertilizer that people put on their lawns and the de-icer they apply to their driveway, or chan ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Gringof I.G.; Mersha E.; et al. - WMO, 2006 (WMO/TD-No. 1343)Report of the Joint Rapporteurs on the Impact of Agrometeorological Advisories and Information on Operational Aspects of Forestry Planning, with Emphasis on Wildland Fire Ecology, Including the Use of Prescribed Fire in Rangelands and Forests Preventing and Combating Wildfires in Forests and Rangelands.
PermalinkReport of the Joint Rapporteurs on the Impact of Agrometeorological Advisories and Information on Operational Aspects of Forestry Planning, with Emphasis on Wildland Fire Ecology, Including the Use of Prescribed Fire in Rangelands and Forests Preventing and Combating Wildfires in Forests and Rangelands.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) - IMTR, 2006Extreme climate events such as floods and droughts have devastating socio-economic impacts associated with food shortages, famine, lack of energy, water, shelter and other major basic needs. Because these events are recurrent in nature, effective, accurate and timely prediction and early warning of these events can enable Governments and other stakeholders to put into motion appropriate actions for mitigating or alleviating their adverse impacts. In this study, the relationship between seasonal rainfall and global Sea Surface Temperature anomalies was examined. The analysis was based primarily ...
PermalinkEl presente folleto contiene un resumen del documento Guidelines on Climate Watches (Directrices sobre la vigilancia del clima, WCDMP-N° 58; WMO/TD-N° 1269), publicado en abril de 2005, que es conforme a la definición de vigilancia del clima aprobada por la Comisión de Climatología durante su decimocuarta reunión (Beijing, 3 a 10 de noviembre de 2005).
PermalinkThis brochure provides a summary of the Guidelines on Climate Watches (WCDMP-No. 58; WMO/TD-No. 1269) of April 2005, in accordance with the climate watch definition approved by the Commission for Climatology at its fourteenth session, held in Beijing from 3 to 10 November 2005.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO-No. 1010)This publication forms part of the Flood Management Policy Series published within the framework of the WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management. The series comprises publications on various aspects of flood management policy, including economic, environmental, legal and institutional, and social aspects. The series provides an in-depth supplement to the Integrated Flood Management Concept Paper (APFM 2003). The series is based on inputs from experts and leading sector professionals in the area of natural resource management and development policy.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Global Water Partnership (GWP); Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) - WMO, 2006
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Co-operative programme on water and climate ; Japan Water Forum - 2006
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO-No. 1009)This publication provides information for the flood managers, policy makers, environmental groups, NGOs and communities, to enable them to understand the range of environmental issues involved in flood management and sustainable development. It also explains the roles of various ecosystems in the hydrological process and response and how these systems interact with flood events. At the same time, a framework for factoring environmental considerations into the decision-making processes at various levels is explained.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO-No. 1008)This publication highlights the importance of social aspects that need to be addressed in formulation of Integrated Flood Management polices. It provides an overview of various vulnerabilities of the society that have an impact on flood management issues. It also highlights the need for stakeholder participation in planning and implementation. Particularly, flood emergency management in pre, during and post flood stages. The paper attempts to outline the role of various stakeholders including Government institutions at all levels and NGOs in flood emergency response.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO-No. 997)This publication aims to raise the awareness of policy-makers about the need for an appropriate legal framework for Integrated Flood Management (IFM). Additionally it intends to motivate and enable flood practitioners, stakeholder groups (including actors of the civil society involved in public opinion building such as NGOs and the media), to engage in dialogue with policy-makers about the legal requirements and best approach to a balanced legal framework for IFM.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM); Global Water Partnership (GWP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO-No. 1004)Floods and Law. Two topics that at first glance do not seem to have many obvious connections. Yet the way we deal with floods is partly expressed and governed through laws at various levels of society reaching from the local to the international level. The publication contains four case studies from India, Japan, Serbia and Switzerland to provide policy and law-makers as well as flood managers insight into how the issue of floods has been addressed in different legal systems around the world. The case studies have been compiled by leading experts from the respective countries and are published ...
PermalinkThe report gives an overview of the data needs for fire advisories such as fire danger and fire behavior meteorology, fire weather forecasting, and fire and air quality/smoke management. The report summarizes the use of observation networks in fire meteorology and mesoscale meteorological modeling for fire meteorology and air quality and it reviews the World Health Organization Health Guidelines for Episodic Vegetation Fire Events. The report concludes by discussing the future challenges and needs in the field such as automated weather stations, mesoscale meteorological models and fire ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Gringof I.G.; Mersha E.; et al. - WMO, 2006 (WMO/TD-No. 1343)The report starts with an overview of the desertfication and drought and then summarizes the assessment of desertification, drought And other extreme meteorological events. Next, the report gives an overview of the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and methods to mitigate the effects of drought. In conjuction with this chapter, the Annex provides a summary of the National Action Programme for India. Then, the report summarizes the actions to be taken by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) for the UNCCD. There i ...
PermalinkThis brochure, prepared with input from two past presidents of CAgM, Wolfgang Baier and Kees Stigter, and the present president, Ray Motha, presents a fascinating summary of CAgM’s work over the past 50 years and I wish to thank them for their input. Sadly, Mr Baier passed away soon after submitting his contribution to this brochure and CAgM will remember his very act ive role in the Commission over the years.
PermalinkLa sécheresse est un phénomène naturel dangereux de caractère insidieux, qui résulte d’une insuffisance des précipitations par rapport aux valeurs prévues ou normales; lorsqu’elle persiste durant une saison entière ou plus, cette insuffisance empêche de répondre comme il convient aux besoins des sociétés humaines et de l’environnement. La sécheresse est donc une anomalie temporaire, à la différence de l’aridité, qui est une caractéristique permanente du climat. Il faut aussi distinguer l’aridité saisonnière (c’est- à-dire une saison sèche bien définie) de la sécheresse. On confond souvent ces ...
PermalinkDrought is an insidious natural hazard characterized by lower than expected or lower than normal precipitation that, when extended over a season or longer period of time, is insufficient to meet the demands of human activities and the environment. Drought is a temporary aberration, unlike aridity, which is a permanent feature of climate. Seasonal aridity, that is, a well-defined dry season, also needs to be distinguished from drought, as these terms are often confused or used interchangeably. The differences need to be understood and properly incorporated in drought monitoring and early warnin ...
PermalinkOn World Meteorological Day 2006, WMO proposes a story of confidence, planning, empowerment, positive action and hope—a
description of how the cycle of information, preparedness, survival and progress should work. This story is set in a tropical village prone to cyclones. The village is confident,
informed, organized and ready to face the challenge of the weather. The story could apply to anyone, anywhere in the world, because in this village are local citizens, visiting businessmen, tourists and others who find themselves in the path of violent weather in a place far from home. ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Global Water Partnership (GWP); Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) - WMO, 2006Our planet’s water resources are vital for sustainable development. Floods play a major role in replenishing freshwater resources, recharging wetlands and groundwater and supporting agriculture and fishery systems, thereby making flood plains preferred areas for human settlement and various economic activities. Flood plains are subjected to periodic inundation by the smaller and more frequent floods that also provide nutrition to fertile agricultural lands, supporting livelihoods of riparian communities. Occasionally, however, floods have negative impacts on lives, livelihoods and economic act ...
PermalinkUNESCO, 2006This volume comprises the Proceedings of the International Workshop on Groundwater for Emergency Situations (GWES), held in Tehran from 29 to 31 October 2006, organized by the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management-Tehran (RCUWM) and by the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, with the support of UNESCO/IHP. The GWES International Workshop and the topics discussed therein have provided significant support to the methodology of investigation, management and risk mitigation of groundwater resources in the West Central Asia region often affected by droughts and floods. Thirty-four experts from 10 cou ...
PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa asociado de gestión de crecidas (APFM); Asociación Mundial para el Agua (GWP) - OMM, 2006 (OMM-No. 997)
PermalinkEl presente folleto, que se ha preparado con la colaboración de dos antiguos presidentes de la CMAg –Wolfgang Baier y Kees Stigter– y del presidente actual –Ray Motha–, contiene un fascinante resumen de las actividades de la Comisión durante los últimos cincuenta años. Que quede constancia aquí de nuestro agradecimiento por sus aportaciones. Desgraciadamente, el Sr. Baier falleció poco después de enviar su colaboración. La CMAg recordará siempre la muy activa labor que desarrolló durante años en el seno de la Comisión.
PermalinkCette brochure résume les travaux passionnants qui ont été menés à bien par la CMAg depuis 50 ans. Elle a été préparée avec le concours de deux anciens présidents de la Commission, MM. Wolfgang Baier et Kees Stigter, et du président en exercice, M. Ray Motha, que nous remercions vivement pour leur collaboration. M. Baier nous a malheureusement quittés peu après avoir accompli cette tâche, mais nous n’oublierons pas le rôle précieux qu’il a joué au sein de la Commission durant toutes ces années.
PermalinkLa sequía es un fenómeno perjudicial y subrepticio que se produce a raíz de niveles de precipitación inferiores a lo esperado o a lo normal y que, cuando se prolonga durante una estación o durante períodos más largos, hace que las precipitaciones sean insuficientes para responder a las demandas de la sociedad y del medio ambiente. La sequía es una aberración transitoria y en ello se diferencia de la aridez, que es una característica permanente del clima. La aridez estacional, es decir, una estación seca claramente demarcada, es también distinta de la sequía, aunque frecuentemente existe una co ...
PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa asociado de gestión de crecidas (APFM); Asociación Mundial para el Agua (GWP) - OMM, 2006 (OMM-No. 1008)
PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa asociado de gestión de crecidas (APFM); Asociación Mundial para el Agua (GWP) - OMM, 2006 (OMM-No. 1009)