InterMET Asia '18, Suntec, Singapore, 11-12 April 2018

NOW is the time to get real about extreme weather


There is nothing virtual about the reality of extreme weather & climate change ...

... they threaten our lives, societies and economic wellbeing

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of InterMET Asia and one thing is clear ...  Much needs to be done if we are to meet the enormous challenges that lie ahead.

Why you should attend the InterMET Asia Conference:

Hear about the latest innovations supporting extreme weather early warning systems and their application in the public and private sectors to protect lives, crucial services, and critical infrastructure.

Attend the expert-led Workshops on 'Building Business Resilience', 'Health & Climate Change', 'Meteorology meets Hydrology' and 'Advances in Flood Forecasting'.

Participate in the Special Sessions on Public-Private Engagement held in conjunction with the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR) and supported by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry Association (HMEI).

Take the opportunity to meet the world's leading hydromet technology companies and forecasting service providers at the FREE to ATTEND InterMET Asia International Exhibition of leading hydromet technology companies and service providers.

Plus, one more thing ....  an added bonus for InterMET Delegates – FREE entry to our new event, InterFLOOD Asia!

In 2018, InterMET will be complemented by InterFLOOD Asia. This 2-day conference & international exhibition will focus on innovations in thinking, funding, technology and design of critical infrastructure that is resilient and adaptable to the impact of potentially catastrophic flood events.

Register today - tickets from only SG$175 >>

For full conference programme, visit here >>

NOTE: Conference Early Bird ends 28 February.


CONFERENCE FOCUS: InterMET Asia Workshops

The joint InterMET Asia - InterFLOOD Asia Workshop Programme will cover a number of key areas where extreme weather and flooding have a major impact.

By way of concise expert presentations, panel discussions, case studies and maximum audience interaction, they will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss in detail the latest ideas and best practice in the areas covered.

WORKSHOP 1: Health & Climate Change: Stemming the spread of deadly diseases

Wednesday 11 April, 11.30-13.00

It will cover the following areas:

  • The use of hydromet technology, including data and early warning systems, to provide advance notification of the conditions that can encourage the spread of disease - e.g. vector borne diseases such as Zika, Dengue and Malaria.
  • Real world case studies of action being taken by governments and international agencies to stem the spread of vector borne diseases.
  • How community outreach and media engagement programmes can help stem the spread of diseases.
  • Tracking the spread of diseases and implementation of appropriate health measures.

WORKSHOP 2: Where Meteorology meets Hydrology: The challenge and promise of improved precipitation estimation.

Wednesday 11 April, 16:00 - 18:00

Hosted & Sponsored by

In order for NHMS's to provide 'best possible' forecast and warning services (short, medium, long-term) related to precipitation (too much, too little) and its fate (flooding, flash-flooding, inundation, droughts) the meteorological and hydrological branches within each NHMS must work together (coordinated concept for forecast operations; integrated observations, linked models, common interpretive tools, consistent and comprehensive alerting).

Too often the opportunities for operational collaboration and coordination have not been implemented as successfully as they could have been, resulting in degraded services to those sectors impacted by either too much, or too little, water. However, strong common ground between these two vital branches of service within NMHS organizations is centered on the crucial role played by accurate estimation (and forecasting) of precipitation.

In this workshop, Baron will review example success stories in institutional collaboration in QPE as well as emerging opportunities and technologies in estimating how much precipitation has fallen, and is expected to fall, across a range of hydrometeorological scales - all as a benchmark for how NMHS's can improve through intentional efforts to coordinate, integrate, and better inform.

WORKSHOP 3: Building the resilience and adaptability of business (especially SMEs) to flood and extreme weather.

Thursday 12 April, 11.30-13.30

It will cover the following areas:

  • Enhancing the ability of business to recover rapidly from a major flood event.
  • Drawing on the lessons of Europe and elsewhere and the relevance to Asia and the Pacific.
  • Ensuring business continuity and survivability, and reducing the risks to customers, suppliers, employees, investors and lenders.
  • Building and maintaining the confidence in weather affected business of investors and lenders.
  • The role of innovative finance in building business resilience to extreme weather & climate change.
  • The specific needs of SMEs which are the future lifeblood of the economy, but often lack the resources to build resilience and adaptability into their business models.
  • Understanding the role business itself can play - especially innovative start ups and SMEs - to help build resilience and adaptability in the broader community.
  • Understanding and realising the opportunities to business created by the need to manage and mitigate flood and other climate risks.
  • The role and cost of weather risk insurance products to help build business resilience, e.g. by protecting cashflow, loss of output, etc.

WORKSHOP 4: Flood Forecasting: Advances and Challenges in flood forecasting systems & services (including application of geospatial, meteorological and hydrological data).

Thursday 12 April, 14:30 - 15:30

Hosted & Sponsored by

Only recently have very high resolution, physically explicit hydrological modelling systems been capable of scaling to very large operational domains encompassing entire nations the size of, for example, the conterminous United States.

At 250-meter native resolution, the US National Water Model involves a fully connected lattice of discrete land-stream/river and lake/reservoir grid points consisting of 18432 columns by 15360 rows, each requiring high fidelity geospatial, hydrographical/hydrological, and meteorological datasets.

Geospatial fidelity to the actual physical landscape is a vital pre-requisite that permits the models to forecast the impacts they are designed to simulate reliably. In this workshop,

Baron will discuss the current state of science in developing and deploying these crucial model-input datasets that make applications such as the US National Water Model not only possible, but dependable.

For full conference programme, visit here >>


And don't miss ... The Official InterMET Asia Reception

6pm – Wednesday 11 April – Suntec – join us there!

Sponsored by

Earth Networks has been taking the pulse of the planet for more than 20 years. We help organizations mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world's largest hyperlocal weather network.


Meet 3 of the InterMET Asia conference speakers ...

Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, Chair in Project Management and Resilience, Global Disaster Resilience Centre
Workshop 3: Building the resilience and adaptability of business (especially SMEs) to flood and extreme weather​

Ian Allison, Global Head of Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald    
Topic: Setting the resilience bar high: The case for Asia

 

Rich Stedronsky, Director, Strategic Business Development, Enterprise Electronics Corporation
Topic: Deployment of the First-Ever Operational Network of Commercially-Provided GOES-16 Direct-Receive Ground Stations in North, Central and South America

Book your conference place now ...

Discounts are available to supporting organisations and academic institutions

Register today - tickets from only SG$175 >>

NOTE: Conference Early Bird ends 28 February.

View the full conference programme >>


The InterMET Asia 2018 International Exhibition

The 5th Anniversary Exhibition of meteorology technology companies and providers of forecasting services will be the largest ever gathering of weather and climate services companies in the Asia-Pacific region - the world's fastest growing market for weather & climate services.

  • For weather affected enterprises this is your chance to meet the companies that can enable your enterprise to manage and mitigate the increasing risks and impacts of extreme weather & climate change.
  • For academics and researchers it provides the opportunity to meet in one place many of the companies at the cutting edge of innovation in hydromet technology, data processing and communication, and forecasting services.
  • For exhibitors, it is an unprecedented opportunity to meet senior buyers and representatives of national meteorological services and weather affected public and private enterprise.

For further information on the event programme, visit here >>

Register today - the Exhibition is FREE to attend >>


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