Interagency Task Force on the ISDR Working Group 1 - Climate and

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					Interagency Task Force on the ISDR

 Working Group 1 - Climate and Disasters

            24-25 Oct. 2002

            Activities Report

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       WG-1 has not formally met since
             last ITF Meeting
STILL 3 activities are underway
  Monitoring current El Niño situation
  Collaboration with other Working Groups
     drought

     climate and disaster databases

  Establishment of El Niño Centre in Ecuador


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 A. El Niño outlooks have been routinely released
  B. 29 August 2002 at WSSD
  C. Information brochure on El Niño and La Niña
     events
  D. Discussions between WG 1 and 3 on studying
     impacts and consequences of the current events




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 Collaboration
  will be covered under separate reports


El Niño Centre
  A. Stakeholders meeting scheduled for, 9-10 Jan. in Guayaquil,
     Ecuador
  B. Interim Director has been hired
  C. Climate Outlook Forums will begin in December




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              Coordination
Improving Risk Communication through Correlation
of Climate and Disaster Databases
      WG 1 and 3 working on this
      WMO Hq 19-20 Sept.
presentations on
      1. Disaster databases
      2. Climate databases

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      Results of presentations
 Identification of relevant variables
 Defining of thresholds for Extreme Events
 Identification of Global Climate Information
  sources

          Detailed report will be issued

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                Problems
 Participation
 funding of activities




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