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World Bank – GFDRR

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The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. Working with over 400 local, national, regional, and international partners, GFDRR provides grant financing, technical assistance, training and knowledge sharing activities to mainstream disaster and climate risk management in policies and strategies. Managed by the World Bank, GFDRR is supported by 34 countries and 9 international organizations.

For details of the World Bank GFDRR and InterMET Asia Hosted Delegate Programme please contact Tony Stephenson, Event Director tony@mediageneration.co.uk

 

Official welcome

Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, Word Meteorological Organisation

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The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

WMO has a membership of 191 Member States and Territories (on 1 January 2013). It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873. Established in 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations in 1951 for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.Current flagship initiatives include:

Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP)

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Singapore NEA

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Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore. The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

By protecting Singapore’s resources from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

 

Singapore Environment Council (SEC)

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Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit and non-government organisation (NGO). We influence thinking on sustainability issues and coordinate environmental efforts in Singapore. We are also an approved charity and offer tax exemption to donors.SEC continuously engages all sectors of the community by formulating and executing a range of holistic programmes, such as the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, Asian Environmental Journalism Awards, School Green Awards, Green Champions, Singapore Green Labelling Scheme, Project: Eco-Office, Project: Eco-Shop and Project: F&B. In addition, we build a pool of committed volunteers under our Earth Helpers programme.

The SEC has also incorporated a new Training & Education arm to provide the people, public and private sectors with the opportunity to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and tools in order to protect and improve our environment for a sustainable future.Strong partnerships with corporations, government agencies and other NGOs are valued by us. These partnerships are vital for sustaining our programmes, leading to positive action and change. Over the years, SEC has given strength and direction to the environmental movement in Singapore​

 

Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry Association

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Media Generation Ventures is a member of the HMEI and we aim to help serve the industry by offering HMEI members a platform to showcase their products and services in Asia.​HMEI is an association made up primarily of private companies who are dedicated to the measurement of all aspects of our environment. It represents and promotes the views of over 120 manufacturing companies striving to advance the standards, operations and science of hydro-meteorological and other environmental instrument systems worldwide. Click here to view the HMEI welcome letter to the 2017 show.

 

International Society of Precision Agriculture

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The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization with members from over 30 countries. ISPA works to advance the science of precision agriculture, a farm management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field spatial and temporal variability in crops and soils. ISPA organizes and conducts conferences, including the biennial International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA), and provides precision agriculture information through its website and newsletter.

Agricultural meteorology has a key role to play in precision agriculture, and is concerned with the meteorological, hydrological, pedological and biological factors that affect agricultural production and with the interaction between agriculture and the environment, especially in the context of increasing climate variability, associated extreme weather events and climate change.

 

World Energy & Meteorology Council

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The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) is a non-profit organisation devoted to promoting and enhancing the interaction between the energy industry and the weather, climate and broader environmental sciences community. The primary goal is to enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever changing weather and climate for the greatest benefit of all people. Working together with a large number of stakeholders, WEMC organizes and implements recommendations from the International Conferences on Energy and Meteorology.

The 4th ICEM took place from 27-29 June 2017 in Bari, Italy. It offered a unique chance for the energy industry and the meteorological sector to connect, exchange knowledge, and work together. At ICEM 2017, through targeted workshops, panel discussions with international experts, and brainstorming sessions, delegates discussed the potential new business opportunities and networked with an international community of energy specialists, economists, scientists, and policymakers working at the thriving nexus of energy with weather and climate.

For further details of ICEM 2017, visit here >>

 

Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA)

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The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) was created in 1999 as the industry association for weather risk management professionals. WRMA strives to enhance public awareness of the weather risk industry and promote the growth and general welfare of the weather risk market.

 

Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)

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The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) represents the interests and provides a common platform for companies in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Management, e-mobility, smart grids and Financial Institutions to meet, discuss, collaborate and undertake viable projects together.

The Association is a non-profit, non-government business association, and its mission is to assist its members in achieving sustainable growth locally and regionally through business and market development. SEAS plays a strategic role in supporting and promoting Singapore’s vision to be a global centre for sustainable energy, where products and solutions are developed and exported.For more information about what the association does and its services, please visit www.seas.org.sg

 

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS)

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The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) is Singapore’s national authority on the weather and climate. It is an operations division under the National Environment Agency (NEA) . The key departments within MSS are:

  • Weather Services Department (WSD): WSD provides round the clock weather forecasts, warnings, monitoring and assessment for critical sectors such as civil aviation, military, maritime, private/public agencies and the general public.
  • Meteorological Systems Department (MSD): MSD provides support in key installations, meteorological equipment and computer systems, to meet MSS’s operational and technical requirements.
  • Risk and Resource Department (RRD): RRD analyses risks and assesses their impact from the corporate/organisational angle as well as those pertaining to environmental /natural hazards.
  • Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS): CCRS is a leading centre in tropical climate and weather research focusing on the Southeast Asia region. Find out more about its research work here.