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  1. WMO World Meteorological OrganizationWorking together in weather, climate and water ICEED-10 TSMS, Istanbul, Turkey, 21-22 September 2010 Regional Cooperation in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East Europe DimitarIvanovChief, Regional Office for Europe, WMO WMO; DRA/EUR www.wmo.int

  2. Partnership EC – UNDP – WMO WMO • EC DG Enlargement Project on DRR in SE Europe (DRR/SEE Project) - overview • IPA Multi-beneficiary Project based on SEEDRMAP assessment and recommendations • Countries eligible: • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), and Turkey • Contracting Authority: EC DG Enlargement • Implementing Agencies: WMO & UNDP • Beneficiary: NMHSs; local and national authorities; people • Financing: Overall € 2,000,000 – (1M via WMO and 1M via UNDP) • Timeframe: April 2009 – extended to April 2011

  3. Partnership EC – UNDP – WMO WMO

  4. Expected Results • Improved cross-border cooperation and relations between countries, contributing to peace-building. • Enhanced utilization of modern technology in monitoring and forecasting of hazardous weather, water and climate events; improved information dissemination in support of Early Warning Systems. • Improved cooperation and coordination between the NMHSs and civil protection and disaster risk management agencies. • Further integration of the beneficiary countries into the European Meteorological Infrastructure. • Enhanced human and institutional capacity of the region to provide better quality products and services in support to disaster risk management, including enhanced capacity in risk assessment for floods and drought. • Improved meteorological and hydrological data quality through enhanced capacity for maintenance and calibration of hydro-meteorological instruments.

  5. DRR/SEE Project - overview WMO • Activity 2 (WMO)– WBS: • Work Breakdown Structure – main components (Work packages): • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • WP 2 – Building capacity for risk assessment (floods and droughts) • WP 3 – Integration into European Meteorological Infrastructure • WP 4 – Upgrade institutional and technical capacity • WP 5 – Training activities • WP 6 – Manage, monitor and evaluate

  6. Progress review WMO WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues 1.1 National Policy Dialogues 1.2 SE European Climate Outlook Forum (SEECOF) 1.3 Multi-Hazard Early Warning System Training 1.4 Regional approach to DRR (development of regional road-map)

  7. Progress review WMO • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 1.1 National Policy Dialogues • Completed: • Intl consultant hired • 7 assessment country missions conducted from April to August 2010 • Mission reports with recommendations • 4 National Policy Dialogues: Albania, BiH, Croatia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) • Outstanding: • 4 National Policy Dialogues

  8. Progress review WMO • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 1.1 National Policy Dialogues • Outstanding: • 4 National Policy Dialogues • Dates: • Montenegro 7-8 October • Turkey 11-12 October • FYR Macedonia 21-22 October • Serbia 25-26 October • NPDs are led by the UNDP with the participation of WMO and all national stakeholders; chaired by DRM responsible Minister • Outcome of NPD – report with recommendations directed to the Government

  9. Progress review WMO • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 1.2 SEECOF • Completed: • SEECOF-2 meeting held in Budapest, Nov 2009. Combined capacity building event and issuance of a consensus climate outlook for the region for Winter 2009/2010. Broad participation of climate experts and users (industry, media). • Outstanding: • Proposal for inclusion of SEECOF-4, Belgrade, Nov 2010, in the project (to secure budget from EC)

  10. Progress review WMO • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 1.3 Regional Training Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) • Completed: • MHEWS Workshop held in Oct 2009, Pula, Croatia, in coordination with ISDR. Highly successful event with participation of NMHS and DRM experts. • Proceedings of the workshop available on a dedicated webpage • Outstanding: • None

  11. Progress review WMO • WP 1 – Regional and National Policy Dialogues • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 1.4 Regional Approach to DRR • Completed: • Coordination with UNDP and other project partners (RCC, ISDR and DPPI) regarding events and deliverables on the regional approach to DRR. Agreement for organizing a high-level regional meeting for adoption of a regional DRR strategy towards the end of 2010. • Outstanding: • Regional consultation meeting with partners (WMO, 4Q 2010) • High-level Regional DRR strategy/road-map meeting (Sarajevo, 1Q 2011)

  12. Progress review WMO WP 2 – Development of floods and droughts risk assessment capacities 2.1 Flood Risk Assessment Training Workshop 2.2 Drought Risk Assessment Training Workshop 2.3 Develop proposal for establishment ofcentralized information repository historical and real-time meteorological, hydrological and other environmental variables required for risk assessment

  13. Progress review WMO • WP 2 – Development of floods and droughts risk assessment capacities • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 2.1 Flood Risk Assessment Training Workshop • Completed: • Coordination of workshop scope, programme and logistics arrangements • Workshop concept note • Outstanding: • Training Workshop – Istanbul, 27 Sep – 1 Oct 2010

  14. Progress review WMO • WP 2 – Development of floods and droughts risk assessment capacities • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 2.2 Drought Risk Assessment Training Workshop • Completed: • Coordination of workshop scope, programme and logistics arrangements • Workshop concept note • Outstanding: • Training Workshop – DMC Ljubljana, 20 – 24 Sep 2010

  15. Progress review WMO • WP 2 – Development of floods and droughts risk assessment capacities • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 2.3 Develop proposal for establishment ofcentralized information repository historical and real-time meteorological, hydrological and other environmental variables required for risk assessment • Completed: • Planning and scope of consultancy defined • Outstanding: • Hire consultant and conduct country visits – Oct 2010 – Feb 2011 • Develop national proposals for risk assessments – 1Q 2011

  16. Progress review WMO WP 3 – Extend the membership to European Meteorological Institutions to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management 3.1 Membership to the European Centre for Medium range Forecasts (ECMWF) 3.2 Membership to EUMETNET 3.3 Integrate SEE countries into the METEOALARM system

  17. Progress review WMO • WP 3 – Extend the membership to European Meteorological Institutions to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 3.1 Membership to the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) • Completed: • Assistance to targeted countries (Albania, BiH, FYR Macedonia, to initiate the application process • Letters of intent submitted to ECMWF by BiH and FYROM • Support to applications by ECMWF Council (May 2010) • Outstanding: • Include Albania in the process • Completion of the application process for BiH and FYROM

  18. Progress review WMO • WP 3 – Extend the membership to European Meteorological Institutions to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 3.2 Membership to EUMETNET • Completed: • Assistance to targeted countries to initiate the application process • Some letters of intent submitted • Outstanding: • Letters of intent to be submitted to EUMETNET – deadline 1 Nov • Decisions of EUMETNET Assembly

  19. Progress review WMO • WP 3 – Extend the membership to European Meteorological Institutions to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 3.3 Integrate SEE countries into the METEOALARM system • Completed: • Five country assessment missions by the Meteoalarm project coordinator (Albania, BiH, Montenegro, FYROM, and Turkey) • Assessment reports with action plans • Meteoalarm Training at ZAMG, Austria (Jun 2010) • Procurement of hardware (1 PC per country) • Outstanding: • Software upgrade of the central system (ZAMG Austria) • Implementation of Meteoalarm at nationaland regional level

  20. Progress review WMO WP 3 – Extend the membership to European Meteorological Institutions to improve meteorological and hydrological data sharing and management

  21. Progress review WMO WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing 4.1 Upgrade systems for assimilation and management of hydrometeorological and climate data including improved visualization systems 4.2 Enhance capacity for maintenance and calibration of meteorological instruments 4.3 Secondment of staff from SEE countries to the Regional DMC 4.4 Assessment of current institutional and technical capacity of Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) 4.5 Enhance access to EUMETSAT data and products

  22. Progress review WMO • WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 4.1 Upgrade systems for assimilation and management of hydrometeorological and climate data including improved visualization systems • Completed: • Coordination with ECMWF on the delivery and putting into operation of the METVIEW software • METVIEW training at ECMWF, Reading, UK, Mar 2010 • Procurement of hardware (1 PC per country) • Outstanding: • Software delivery and installation (4Q 2010)

  23. Progress review WMO • WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 4.2 Enhance capacity for maintenance and calibration of meteorological instruments • Completed: • Five country assessment missions by expert from Regional Instrument Centre, Ljubljana • Country assessment reports • Training at RIC Ljubljana, Apr 2010 • Final report with recommendations • Outstanding: • None

  24. Progress review WMO • WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 4.3 Secondment of staff from SEE countries to the Regional DMC • Completed: • Coordination with DMC – decision for selection of seconded staff from BiH and Turkey • TORs and work programmes for the secondees • Nomination of experts by the PRs of BiH and Turkey • Outstanding: • Instalment of the two secondees at DMC Ljubljana (Sep 2010) • Reports upon completion of secondment (1Q 2011)

  25. Progress review WMO • WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 4.4 Assessment of current institutional and technical capacity of Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) • Completed: • Hiring of a consultant • Assessment mission to Pristina (Nov 2009) • Final assessment report • Outstanding: • None

  26. Progress review WMO • WP 4 – Enhance institutional and technical capacity for data assimilation, management and information sharing • Status of implementation – September 2010: • 4.5 Enhance access to EUMETSAT data and products • Completed: • Consultations with EUMETSAT • Development of a special h/w and s/w solution for the SEE countries • Procurement of DAWBEE stations by EUMETSAT • Outstanding: • Pre-installation country visits for site review and technical advice • Training at EUMTSAT on the use of DAWBEE stations – Oct 2010

  27. Progress review WMO WP 5 – Training seminars and workshops 5.1 Training workshop on calibration of hydrometeorological instruments, WMO Regional Instrument Center, Ljubljiana, Slovenia (conducted in conjunction with act. 4.2, May 2010) 5.2 Training workshop on drought management products and software (will be held in conjunction with act. 2.2, Ljubljana, Sep 2010) 5.3 Training on the use of Meteoalarm procedures (held in conjunction with act. 3.3, Zalzburg, Jun 2010) 5.4 Training on Metview (ECMWF, Reading, UK; completed March 2010) 5.5 Training on the use EUMETSAT data and products (to be held in conjunction with the new act. 4.5, Oct 2010, Darmstadt)

  28. Progress review WMO • WP 6 – Manage, monitor and evaluate the Action • 6.1 Project Management • Executive committee – three meetings held; teleconferences • Project website • Quarterly reports • Two monitoring missions by the EC • Coordination meetings with project partners • Project adjustments • 6.2 Informal Conference of Couth East European Directors (ICEED) • ICEED/9 – Dec 2009, Ljubljana • ICEED/10 – Sep 2010, Istanbul

  29. Summary WMO Capacity building – training: 65 persons

  30. Summary WMO Capacity building – missions: 28

  31. Summary MAIN OUTSTANDING ACTIVITIES: • Workshops on risk assessment – to be completed by early Oct 2010 • Consultancy on risk assessment – between Nov 2010 and Feb 2011 • EUMNETSAT training workshop – Oct 2010 • SEECOF 4 – Nov 2010 • Completion of application process to ECMWF (AL, BH, MA) – milestone – Dec 2010 • Completion of application process to EUMETNET (AL, BH, FM, MN) – milestone Nov 2010 • Integration to Meteoalarm (AL, BH, FM, MN, TR) – action plan expected from EMMA coordinator – milestone Mar 2011 • Regional meeting – SEE DRR Roadmap – in collaboration with all regional partners – UNDP, ISDR, RCC, DPPI ; tentatively Mar 2011 • Final project assessment meeting – Apr-May 2011

  32. Lessons learnt WMO • Significant preliminary coordination needed for successful conduct of missions – national coordination not always as expected (e.g., country visit to Serbia, act.1.1); • Implementation period – longer than initially expected (extension already approved by EC); • Redesign of some activities was needed in order to improve performance; EC approval expected; • Very difficult coordination with Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99) – Kosovo cannot participate in some of the activities as planned; • Difficult coordination with Albania – improvement expected after special WMO mission; coordination with WB very useful; • Implementation of some activities – strongly dependant on national Governments and external institutions – outcome difficult to predict; • Need for better project management (full-time project manager) and better involvement of the coordinators of the IPA beneficiaries.

  33. Way ahead WMO • The Action will produce tangible outcomes and will enhance the national and regional capacity for Disaster Risk Management • However, • The institutional, infrastructural and human resource gaps will only partly be addressed as a result of the Action • Need to keep the momentum and build upon these results – move towards implementation • Main focus areas for the future: • Risk assessment – based upon the proposals developed in phase 1 • Design of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems – a regionally harmonized system of national EWSs • Continuous capacity development – institutional and technical • Advance regional cooperation in climate change adaptation

  34. Way ahead – Moving towards Phase 2 WMO • EC DG Enlargement: IPA Multi-beneficiary Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector Plan (2011 – 2013) • Priority Areas – 4 strategic choices • S.C.1. Enhancing regional cooperation and capacity in addressing disaster risk reduction; • • S.C.2. Developing the capacities for approximation, implementation and enforcement of the environmental acquis; • • S.C.3. Enhancing regional cooperation in managing hazardous materials during their life cycle (including CBRN); • • S.C.4. Enhancing regional cooperation in the area of climate change (cross-cutting issue).

  35. Way ahead – Moving towards Phase 2 WMO • EC DG Enlargement: IPA Multi-beneficiary Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector Plan (2011 – 2013) • Priority Actions • IPA MB 2011 (estimated budget 1 – 3 million Euro) • The assistance provided under IPA MB 2011 will build on the results of the Regional Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East Europe, implemented under IPA MB 2008, and be aimed at enhancing the regional cooperation and capacity in addressing disaster risk reduction, with focus on: • • Building/enhancing regional networking and coordination in the area of disaster risk reduction; • • Strengthening the cross-border cooperation in the area of disaster risk management; • • Enhancing the regional capacity to supply/share/exchange data/information in the area of disaster risk reduction.

  36. Way ahead – Moving towards Phase 2 WMO EC DG Enlargement: IPA Multi-beneficiary Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector Plan (2011 – 2013) Priority Actions Important! Issues that represent national concerns/do not convince on their multi-beneficiary/regional dimension cannot be considered under this Sector Plan. Also, purchasing of equipments is rather beyond the scope of this Sector Plan, given, inter alia, the contradiction between its multi-beneficiary character on the one hand, and the national character that a supply contract is to have on the other hand.

  37. Way ahead – Moving towards Phase 2 WMO EC DG Enlargement: IPA Multi-beneficiary Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector Plan (2011 – 2013) Our proposal: new Action (Project) under the same title Beneficiary countries: All IPA Partners: UNDP, UN ISDR, ECMWF, EUMETNET, EUMETSAT, RCC, DPPI, DMC-SEE, SEEVCCC, … Duration: May 2011 – end 2012 (to be further considered)

  38. Way ahead – Moving towards Phase 2 WMO Activity 1: Regional risk assessment capacities Activity 2: Collaborative design of a regional Multi-Hazard Early Warning System composed of harmonized national EWS Activity 3: Enhancing capacity of beneficiary countries in monitoring and forecasting of hazardous weather, water and climate phenomena Activity 4: Capacity building for climate change adaptation Activity 5: Enhancing institutional capacity with respect to DRR and EWS

  39. WMO World Meteorological OrganizationWorking together in weather, climate and water Thank you WMO; DRA/EUR www.wmo.int