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27 March 2019 – Main conference

09:30-11:00 Plenary 1: Opening Keynotes

Chair: Peter Lennox, CEO, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd.

Welcome: Dr. Chung Kyu Park, Director, WMO Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific

Welcome: Jyoti Shukla, Director, Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, World Bank

Data sharing – Incentive-based data exchange
Dr. Neil Jacobs, Deputy Administrator, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Climate and weather forecasts
Prof. Erland Källén, Director, Centre for Climate Research Singapore

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The impact of flooding on mosquito surveillance and control
Dr. Claudia Riegel, Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board

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Planning for Urban Flood Resilience through Blue, Green and Grey Glasses
Dr. Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup

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A tale of two revolutionary changes: Urbanization and advances in high-resolution hydro-meteorological forecasts
Prof. David Parsons, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma

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11:30-13:00 Plenary 2: Operational Forecasting Systems in the Urban Environment

Chair: Robert Thompson, Key Expert HydroMet DSS, ICT Infrastructure and Networks, International Development Projects

Private observations improve operational weather forecast
Kristian Gislefoss, Senior Meteorologist, Forecasting Department, Norwegian Meteorological Institute

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Communication with the individual Supporters for operational weather forecasting
Tomohiro Ishibashi, Executive Officer (BtoS Service Sales), WeatherNews Inc. and Director of WeatherNews America Inc.

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Asian Megacities presentation: Towards an Operational Urban Flood Forecasting System
Dr. Amir Givati, Director of flood modelling, Climacell

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Balancing resolution and latency
William Hosack, CEO and President, Orbital Micro Systems

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Operational Forecasting Systems in the Urban Environment
Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS)

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14:30-15:30 InterMet 1: Transport

Chair: Dr. David Rogers, Consultant, World Bank

Severe weather impacts on ground and flight operations and the application of innovative observing systems for risk reduction
Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President for Global Sales, Earth Networks

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Gap-filling stations and their role within a Road Weather Information System
David Hammond, Application Engineer Manager, Campbell Scientific Australia

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A unique integrated solution to support wind shear detection for aviation in all types of weather conditions
Floriane Grussenmeyer, Aviation Weather Business Development Manager, Vaisala Oyj

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Application of smart weather and climate services to increase safety and efficiency of port operations
Rob Harrison, GM Customers, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

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14:30-15:30 InterAir 1: Air Quality in The Urban Environment: Public Health and Other Impacts

Chair: Dr. Imelda Moise, Assistant Professor of Geography and Public Health Sciences, University of Miami

Air pollution, public health and changing weather
Prof. David Parsons, Professor, Emeritus University of Oklahoma

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Recent Advances in Air Quality Modelling in Australia
Dr. Dasarath Jayasuriya, Group Executive for National Forecasting Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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Regulatory Benefits of a State-of-the-Science Air Quality Management Information System
Prof. Jesse Thé, University of Waterloo, Ontario

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Urban haze and photopholtaics
Dr. Andre Nobre, Head of Operations & Maintenance, CleanTechSolar, Singapore

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15:30-16:30 InterMet 2: Private Sector Briefings on Innovations in Technology & Forecasting Services

Chair: Brian Day, CEO, Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp.

EEC Technology for Hydrometeorological Applications: Weather Radar and QPE
Richard Stedronsky, Director, Strategic Business Development and Partnerships, Enterprise Electronics Corporation

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Continuous temperature and humidity profiles from lidar – A powerful tool towards robust weather forecasting
Efstathiou Konstantina on behalf of Dr. George Georgousis, COO/CTO, Raymetrics S.A.

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Lightning detection for critical urban infrastructure and leisure facilities
Nathan Neal, Sales and Marketing Director, Biral

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High precision lightning data – Business impact
Richard Fellner, CEO, nowcast GmbH

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Benefits of Lightning Information as a service
Marc Bonnet, VP International, Météorage

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15:30-16:30 InterFlood 2: Asian Perspective on Challenges to Flood Management, Mitigation & Resilience

Chair: Prof. Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

Green revetment solutions for riverbank erosion protection
Tan Jun Yuen, Senior Design Engineer, TenCate Geosynthetics Asia

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Geospatial Technologies for flood management: The Indian scenario
Dr. Kasa Ramamohan Reddy, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

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Effective early warning systems for building resilience to flood hazard: Challenges and opportunities
Dr. Senaka Basnayake, Director – Climate Resilience, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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Integrating stakeholder knowledge domains to improve urban flood resilience
Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Professor of Urban Resilience and Adaptation, University of Salford

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Utilization of Fuzzy Logic in decision making for flood and water resources management
Reneir Tara, Director, Reja Consult SDN BHD

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17:00-18:00 InterMet 3: Panel Session. Public Sector – Commercial Services?

Chair: Dr. David Rogers, Consultant, World Bank
Peter Lennox, CEO, New Zealand MetService
Patrick Benichou, CEO, Meteo France International
Dr. Michael Staudinger, Director, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics
Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President for Global Sales, Earth Networks

17:00-18:00 InterAir 2: Air Quality in the Urban Environment: Monitoring & Measurement


Experience of global small sensor co-location comparison studies and applications
Tom Townend, Product Manager, Environmental Instruments Ltd.

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How Ground Based Doppler Lidar improves Weather Observations and Forecasts
Dr. Rémy Parmentier, Meteorology-Air Quality Business Unit Manager, Leosphere

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Environmental Intelligence platform for odour and air quality management of smart cities
Bennett Oprysa, Chief Technology Officer, Envirosuite

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Sensor-based air quality monitoring: opportunities, impacts and challenges
Joseph Deng Mao, Technical Area Manager, APAQ Group, Singapore

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