Flood Risk Workshop 2018

What’s the forecast for humanitarian use of forecasting tools? Exploring innovative approaches

Rebeka Ryvola

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, United States

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre promotes the integration of climate science into humanitarian policy and practice. We know that if the best available tools aren't utilized, then there will be losses and suffering, as well as missed opportunities to build resilience. With partners, we develop innovative ways to connect forecasting and monitoring products with disaster management teams and disaster risk financing entities around the world. How does this play out on the ground? What challenges do we face with the existing weather and flood tools we utilize? What can we envision for a better future? In this interactive session, we'll collectively explore how the Climate Centre and others are preparing to improve how we link early warnings and early actions.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Human Dimensions Focus Research Group