4th Meeting of the Global Flood Working Group at ECMWF

Event Organisers: 

Global Flood Working Group

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Venue City: 

Reading

Venue: 

ECMWF, Shinfield Park

Date: 

04/03/2014 to 06/03/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Language of event: 

English

The Global Flood Working Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, operational agencies and flood risk managers focused on developing efficient and effective global flood tools that can address these challenges. The goals of the group are (1) to develop and improve global flood forecasting and monitoring systems, (2) to deploy these systems in a global flood observatory tracking floods in near real-time, (3) to build a global flood record suitable for flood risk assessment and (4) to make these tools available to organizations and countries that need them.

The 4th Workshop of the Global Flood Working Group will be hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, in Reading, United Kingdom, from 4 to 6 March 2014. The aim of this year’s meeting is to build a Global Flood Partnership and to structure the many ongoing work and initiatives in a coordinated manner to develop prototype products and services useful for national hydro-meteorological services and international emergency response agencies.

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