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ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-41236-2PermalinkThis review of available literature on the benefits of action and costs of inaction of drought mitigation and preparedness shows that significant progress has been made over the past decade in improving understanding of droughts and their impacts. However, significant gaps in research, policy and practice remain. This paper reviews several methodologies for making economic drought impact assessments and describes the main obstacles and opportunities facing the transition from crisis management to risk management. It identifies drivers of ex ante and ex post action against drought and highlight ...PermalinkA Regional Climate Outlook Forum is a platform that brings together climate experts and sector representatives from countries in a climatologically homogenous region to provide consensus based climate prediction and information, with input from global and regional producing centres and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, with the aim of gaining substantial socio-economic benefits in climate sensitive sectors.PermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Bank the; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); et al. - WMO, 2015 (WMO-No. 1153)The review of all past and current SEB analysis performed for this publication indicates that properly planned investments in hydrometeorological services provide significant benefits relative to their costs. While the publication attempts to capture the currently available wealth of experience and expertise across different contexts, it is not the end point for developing global knowledge on SEB analysis of hydrometeorological studies. Indeed, as we move to implement new global commitments on sustainable development goals, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, interest in kno ...PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkВсемирная Метеорологическая Организация (BMO); World Bank the; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); et al. - BMO, 2015 (BMO-No. 1153)PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Grupo del Banco Mundial ; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); et al. - OMM, 2015 (OMM-No. 1153)Permalink世界气象组织 (WMO); World Bank the; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); et al. - 世界气象组织 (WMO), 2015 (世界气象组织 (WMO)-No. 1153)PermalinkOrganisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Banque mondiale ; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); et al. - OMM, 2015 (OMM-No. 1153)PermalinkInvestment in meteorological services can generate widespread benefits for a community. These may take the form of small daily improvements in the lives of citizens and businesses (such as improved farming outlooks) as well as occasional benefits from improved planning for severe events.
Due to the diversity of ways that meteorological services can improve lives, it is not possible to determine with certainty their benefits. However, illustrations of the magnitude of the types of benefits may be identified.PermalinkA survey on the “Impacts of Achieved Results on Members” was undertaken in February-October 2012. The Members were requested to respond to a questionnaire developed by the EC WG/SOP, which comprised of 129 questions. As of October 2012, a total of 109 NMHSs (58%) had responded. Of these, six started the survey but only responded to a few questions. The response rate per Regional Association (RA) is as follows: RA I (Africa) – 42%; RA II (Asia) – 65%; RA III (South America) – 58%; RA IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) – 68%; RA V (South-West Pacific) – 50%; and RA VI ( ...PermalinkThe present publication is intended to facilitate a common understanding of the basic qualifications being required of individuals who are to be recognized either as Meteorologists or as Meteorological Technicians, as defined by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), while also assisting National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in establishing their respective personnel classification systems and training programmes to satisfactorily meet international standards.PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR); World Bank the; et al. - UN/ISDR, 2012This workshop report shares the best practices and experiences in the innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihoods, and assets. The first part of the report focuses on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuses on investments strengthening weather and climate services for better disaster risk management that are being undertaken by countries with World Bank support.PermalinkThe Conference provided material, and, in particular, a number of studies which are contained in these proceedings and which will be used in the development of guidelines on undertaking the analysis, assessment and demonstration of socio-economic benefits of meteorological and hydrological services. These guidelines will complement the development of demonstration and pilot projects and capacity-building and training activities on this subject. These proceedings represent the collection of abstracts of papers delivered at the Conference.PermalinkThe term 'green jobs' can refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries providing environmental services. But it is more useful for the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the employment consequences of policies to correct environmental externalities such as anthropogenic climate change. Most of the literature focuses on direct employment created, with more cursory treatment of indirect and induced job creation, especially that arising from macroeconomic effects of policies. The potential adverse impacts of green growth policies on labor productivity and the costs of em ...PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe JCOMM Marine Instrumentation Workshop for the Asia Pacific Region was held in Tianjin, China, from 11 to 13 July 2011 at the kind invitation of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the National Centre of Ocean Standards and Metrology (NCOSM) of China.
The workshop recalled the importance of ocean observations to achieve socio-economical benefits at the global, regional, national, and local (e.g. Tianjin city) levels by addressing the requirements of WMO and IOC Applications, including the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), and working in the multi-disciplinary fram ...Permalink
Permalink^Este informe se ha preparado para consolidar el Plan de Acción de Madrid (PAM) resultante de la Conferencia Internacional de la OMM sobre condiciones de vida seguras y sostenibles: beneficios sociales y económicos de los servicios meteorológicos, climáticos e hidrológicos, celebrada en Madrid (España), del 19 al 22 de marzo de 2007, conocida también como Conferencia de Madrid. El informe se presenta en tres partes y cuatro apéndices. La primera sección, parte I del informe, se refiere a la Conferencia de Madrid y al PAM. Se analizan las acciones del PAM y se formulan propuestas sobre las form ...PermalinkLe présent rapport a été rédigé pour faire suite au Plan d’action de Madrid issu de la Conférence internationale organisée par l’OMM à Madrid (Espagne), du 19 au 22 mars 2007, sous le titre: «Sécurité et avenir de l’humanité: avantages socio-économiques des services météorologiques, climatologiques et hydrologiques», également connue sous le nom de Conférence de Madrid. Il est articulé en trois parties et quatre appendices. La première partie du rapport se réfère à la Conférence et au Plan d’action de Madrid. Elle propose une analyse des actions énoncées dans le plan ainsi que des propositions ...PermalinkThis report has been prepared to build upon the Madrid Action Plan (MAP) that resulted from the WMO International Conference on Secure and Sustainable Living: Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services, Madrid, Spain, 19-22 March 2007, which is also known as the Madrid Conference. The report is presented in three parts and four appendices. The first section, Part I of the report relates to the Madrid Conference and the MAP. The MAP actions are analysed and proposals are made regarding the ways that both National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and the ...PermalinkUNDP, 2010In order to remove barriers to the development of wind energy, the design of the projects integrates some of the lessons learned from existing successful wind policies. These include the necessity of reviewing the regulatory environment
to offer developers clear and expeditious procedures, the importance of giving developers access to data on wind resources.
and the need to increase awareness of
public authorities, companies and the
public through education and training
programmes.PermalinkThis publication is expected to assist in augmentation of socio-economic policy issues related to the generation and use of weather, climate and water related information and services. It is derived from the outcome of the International Conference on 'Secure and Sustainable Living: Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services' that took place in Madrid, Spain from 19 to 22 March 2007.PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkis an issue of MeteoWorld. WMO, 2007Contains:
- More effective weather information
- Climate research
- Launch of International Polar Year 2007-2008
- Climate change and agriculture
- Monitoring greenhouse gases
- Monitoring drought in Europe
- Sand- and duststomsPermalinkis an issue of MétéoMonde. OMM, 2007Permalink
PermalinkThe purpose of the international conference organized by the WMO in Madrid, Spain, from 19 to 22 March 2007, was to contribute to secure and sustainable living for all the peoples of the world by evaluating and demonstrating, and hence ultimately enhancing, the social and economic benefits of weather, climate and water services.
Taking into account any authoritative feedback received, this document was written to inform stakeholder of the benefits related to investments in the meteorological infrastructure, foster awareness in the communities of the availability and value of existing s ...Permalink
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe socio-economic growth of Mexico and the well being of its people have been closely tied to water resources availability and development. Considering the recent rapid growth in population and economic activity, as well as the increasing difficulties in developing new water resources –a large part of the country is either arid or semi-arid– Mexico will continue to be confronted with major critical challenges in the management of its water resources. To address some of these challenges, the Modernization of Water Resources Management Programme (Programa de Modernización del Manejo del Agua – ...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.PermalinkEl crecimiento socioeconómico de México y el bienestar de su población han estado estrechamente ligados a la disponibilidad y al desarrollo de sus recursos hídricos. Teniendo en cuenta el reciente y rápido crecimiento de la población y de la actividad económica, así como las crecientes dificultades para el desarrollo de nuevos recursos hídricos –una gran parte del país es árida o semiárida–, México deberá seguir afrontando importantes desafíos críticos en la gestión de tales recursos. Con el propósito de abordar algunos de estos desafíos de México, el Programa de Modernización del Manejo del A ...PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalink
The role and importance of WMO and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services for sustainable development : lecture presented at the Fourth Joint Technical Conference for Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North and Central America) - Meteorology and Hydrology in the Americas, Partnership for Economic Prosperity and Sustainable DevelopmentObasi G.O.P; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 2003 (SG's lectures, speeches, statements-No. 226)PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Tourism Organization (WTO); Government of Tunisia ; et al. - WTO, 2003This paper is the proceedings of the First International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism in Djerba, Tunisia (9-11 April 2003). The conference offered an opportunity for tourism interests and scientists to exchange views on the consequences, opportunities and risks presented to the tourism sector as a result of changes in the world's climate.PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkObasi G.O.P; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 2001 (SG's lectures, speeches, statements-No. 227)PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkObasi G.O.P; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 2000 (SG's lectures, speeches, statements-No. 128)PermalinkObasi G.O.P; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 1999 (SG's lectures, speeches, statements-No. 100)PermalinkThis brochure illustrates some of the WMO scientific and technical responsibilities across the geophysical sciences, and their impacts on sustainable economic and social development, and the activities being undertaken which relate to the further implementation of Agenda 21, the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island States, and the United Nations Conventions on Climate Change and Desertification.Permalink
PermalinkPermalinkThis publication provides basic information relevant to the understanding and implementation of Resolution 40 (Cg-XII) - WMO policy and practice for the exchange of meteorological and related data and products including guidelines on relationships in commercial meteorological activities, which is reproduced in full therein.Permalink
PermalinkIn the year marking the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympics and as a contribution to the World Meteorological Day celebration in 1996, this brochure highlights the value of weather and climate information to sport and recreational activities worldwide. It describes the role and services provided by WMO and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of Members to the sports community and the general public.PermalinkThis brochure was prepared for World Meteorological Day 2000, the day on which WMO celebrated its 50th anniversary. It gives a brief history of WMO and reviews the major contributions of the Organization over its 50 years in existence. It also highlights the recent contributions to new challenges faced by the Organization, and includes an excerpt from the WMO vision for the twenty-first century, which will guide the Organization in the coming years in its service to humankind.PermalinkPermalinkPermalink
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); et al. - WMO, 1995 (WMO/TD-No. 674)PermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); International Council for Science (ICSU); et al. - WMO, 1994 (WMO/TD-No. 643)PermalinkTechniques for the economic valuation of hydrologic data have been developed in response to the need to allocate resources to activities which will provide the most value as well as to the trend over recent years for a general reduction in the extent of hydrologic data collection networks. It is perceived that quantitative estimates of the dollar value of such data would be the most effective way of adequately representing the case for future data collection. This paper reviews the developments which have occurred in data valuation techniques with particular, though not exclusive, emphasis on ...Permalink
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Sivakumar Mannava V.K.; Villalpando J.F. - WMO, 1992 (WMO/TD-No. 514)Conatins:
- Maracchi, G. Agrometeorological Information for Agricultural Systems subjected to climatic variability.
- Sivakumar, M.V.K., C. Renard,and J.M. Powell. Agroclimatic considerations for sustainable agro-silvi-pastoral systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone.
- Villalpando, J.F. Importancia Economica de la Information Agrometeorológica. (Spanish)PermalinkPermalink
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PermalinkIn 1980 the Commission for Hydrology established a Working Group on Users' Requirements for Hydrological Information to study the determination of the economic value of hydrological data for water-resource projects and the use of cost-benefit criteria in the optimization of hydrological networks. The reports prepared by members of the group are presented in this publication together with the findings of an international Workshop on the Application of Cost-Benefit Assessment of Hydrological Data for Water-resource Projects held in Geneva in November 1982.PermalinkThe objectives of the conference were to review available knowledge on the value of meteorological and hydrological information; to provide directors and managers of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services with material which could be used to promote the services and to demonstrate to governments and the public the benefits to be gained from improved Services; and to collect input for the Third WMO Long-term Plan. The conference was attended by 125 participants from 67 countries and 61 papers were presented.PermalinkPermalinkPermalink