Innovation in PPE - Multi-hazards early warning system in the Pacific

(Europe/Zurich: 07 April 2020, 10:00 - 11:30)
Past event

Geneva, Switzerland


Multi-hazards early warning system in the Pacific

It has long been recognized that if society could have advanced information on hazard warning, the adverse effects associated with the hazards could be minimized. Hazard forecasting and warning is a key aspect of overall disaster risk management. Early warning systems have been recognized as a critical life-saving tool for hazards. The issuance of warnings is a national responsibility; thus, the engagement of various public and private sector stakeholders is critical for the efficient and effective implementation of the system. Tonkin+Taylor, MetService New Zealand, MetOcean NZ, NIWA, and other institutions in New Zealand have set up several good practices and innovations for the design and implementation of a multi-hazard, impact-based early warning system. The system design follows a systematic approach, considering the value chain for service delivery and government commitment to ensure smart investment to produce useful and usable information for sectoral uses. This presentation will describe some good practices on early warning systems in the Pacific, which have been developed through engagement with the public and private sectors.


  • Introducer: Dimitar Ivanov (WMO PPE) 
  • Speakers: Bapon Fakhruddin (Technical Director, Tonkin + Taylor International) 
  • Moderator: Boram Lee (WMO PPE)


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Bapon Shm Fakhruddin, Water and Climate Leadership, Green Climate Fund
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