Institutional Partnerships in Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems

A Compilation of Seven National Good Practices and Guiding Principles

  • Maryam Golnaraghi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. José Maria Rubiera Torres, Miguel A. Puig
    Pages 9-28
  3. Catherine Borretti, Jean-Noel Degrace, Philippe Cova
    Pages 63-93
  4. Gerhard Steinhorst, Rainer Vogelgesang
    Pages 95-113
  5. Harold ‘Jim’ Keeney Jr., Steve Buan, Laura Diamond
    Pages 115-157
  6. Naoyuki Hasegawa, Satoshi Harada, Shotaro Tanaka, Satoshi Ogawa, Atsushi Goto, Yutaka Sasagawa et al.
    Pages 181-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


This book documents seven examples of Early Warning Systems for hydrometeorological and other hazards that have proven effective in reducing losses due to these hazards. The cases studied encompass a variety of climatic regimes and stages of economic development, raging across the industrialized countries of Germany, France, Japan and the United States, to Bangladesh, the island nation of Cuba and the mega-city of Shanghai. Demonstrated characteristics of these exemplary cases are synthesized into ten guiding principles for successful early warning systems that will, it is hoped, prove useful to countries seeking to develop or strengthen such systems within their own borders.


Disaster Risk Management Early Warnings Emergency Prepardness Hydrology Meteorology

Editors and affiliations

  • Maryam Golnaraghi
    • 1
  1. 1.World Meteorological OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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