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28 March 2019 – Main Conference

09:30-10:30 Plenary 3: Opening Keynotes

Chair: Dr. Makoto Suwa, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, GFDRR, World Bank

Investing in resilience – the economic and humanitarian case (Video presentation)
Michael Szoenyi, Flood Resilience Program Lead – Zurich Insurance Company

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The importance of good communications in the Global Weather Enterprise
Gerald Fleming, Secretary, International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists

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Delivering Impact and Value – Transforming Hydro Meteorological Services for the Public
Dr. Dasarath Jayasuriya, Group Executive for National Forecasting Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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Risk Sensitive Land Use and Infrastructure Planning
Amit Prothi, Head of India National Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities

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11:00-12:00 InterMet 4: Investment

Chair: Ian Harper, Director, Media Generation Ventures Ltd.

IMPACT investing to balance financial return and social good by solving weather related issues for NGOs, foundations, non-profits, governments and philanthropies
Rebecca Leonardi, Partner, Wx Risk Global

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Using weather derivatives in marketing campaigns
Jonathan Barratt, CEO, Celsius Pro (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

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11:00-12:00 InterFlood 3: Innovations in Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience

Chair: David Wilkes, Arup Global Flood Resilience Leader, Associate Director

Development of a riverflow forecasting system with minimum requirements
Nikolay Yasinskiy, Hydrologist, Consultant, MapMakers Group LLC

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‘Blue labelling’ to highlight weather related flood risks
Dr. Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional, Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV

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River Flood Assessment Based On Ethno-Geography Perspective on the People at Musi River South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Gerry Utama, Researcher, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

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Prediction of summer rainfall over the source region of the Blue Nile
Asmaa Alhamshry, Research Assistant, Tottori University

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Changing the game of flood fighting
Sigurd Melin, CEO, NOAQ Flood Protection AB

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12:00-13:00 InterMet 5: Private Sector Briefings on Innovations in Technology & Forecasting Services

Chair: Rob Baron, Executive Vice President, Baron

Next generation real-time hydrologic monitoring standard for increased reliability and accuracy of flood warning data
Ilse Gayl, Director, Business Development & Strategy, OneRain Inc.

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Automated meteorological observation process – benefits for the societal output of meteorological organizations
Aki Lilja, Director, Soundings, Vaisala Oyj

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Advanced Automated MET System
Dr. Martin Gazak, CEO, MicroStep-MIS spol s.r.o.

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12:00-13:00 InterFlood 4: Innovations in Flood Mitigation, Management & Resilience

Chair: Gerald Fleming, Secretary, International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists

Digital transformation of flood warnings. Making critical information available at the right time to the right people in the right way
Frazer Rhodes, Service Owner, GOV.UK Flood Services, UK Environment Agency

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Collaborative digital workflows for integrated flood management
Dr. Rodrigo Fernandes, Senior Consultant, Water Infrastructure, Bentley Systems

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The Kosi Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System
Dr. Dhananjay Pandit, Technical Director (Water & Urban Development), Aecom India

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A full life-cycle IT approach for flood management
Xu Su, Manager, Augur Intelligence Technology Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

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14:30-15:30 InterMet 6: Warning, Response & Recovery

Chair: Dr. Senaka Basnayake, Director – Climate Resilience, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Urban Flooding and Threats to Sustainable Development A Study of Srinagar and Chennai Floods
Himanshu Mishra, Editor (Government Affairs), New Delhi Television

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Working in Partnership to Drive Global Awareness of Hazardous and Impactful Weather
Matthew Alto, Manager, Global Data Partnerships, AccuWeather, Inc.

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Evacuate if you are told to!
Dr. Foeke Kuik, Director of Global Services, Campbell Scientific

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Multi-hazard Early Warning System Initiatives in Indonesia
Dyah Rusmiasih, Head of Monitoring and Warning Section, Indonesia National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB)

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14:30-15:30 InterFlood 5: Putting Water at the Heart of Urban Planning

Chair: Dr. Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional, Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV

Water and cities; coping with floods, droughts and pollution
Prof. Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

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Planning for flooding within a city water resilience framework
Dr. Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup

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Cloudburst resiliency: Innovative solutions to heavy rainfall and coastal flooding
Henrik Søgård Olsen, Global Spearhead Director (Climate Adaptation & Landscape), Ramboll

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Options for urban flood resilience within Indian cities: Findings from the high level national stakeholder consultation
Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Chair, Urban Resilience, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India

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16:00-17:00 Grand Concluding Debate: What is the biggest challenge facing the Global Weather Enterprise?

Chaired by Peter Lennox, CEO of the New Zealand MetService, the teams will comprise:

Team A

• Dr. Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional, Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV
• Gerald Fleming, Treasurer, International Association of Broadcast Meteorology
• Prof. Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK

Team B

• Jonathan Barratt, CEO, Celsius Pro • Dr. Senaka Basnayake, Director – Cimate Resilience, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre • Dr. Dasarath Jayasuriya, Group Executive for National Forecasting Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology