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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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Scientific and Technical Symposium
Dr. I. Schwaetzer, Chairperson German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)


Monday March 27 



Welcome Address - Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier


Opening Address - USG for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Jan Egeland

Message from the Mayors' Conference on Early Warning

Key Note Address by Ms Katherine Sierra, World Bank, Vice-President Infrastructure  

 Organizational Matters




Address by Special Guest President William J. Clinton,
UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, Followed by a Short Discussion  



Lunch & Poster Session
(poster exhibition area)

14:30- 15:00

Opening Scientific and Technical Symposium
Framework for multi-hazard, multi-purpose early warning systems

M. Jarraud


Key Note: Promoting Risk-Wise Behavior: An Integrated Strategy for Reducing Vulnerability an Improving Resiliency
H.M. Wood


Effective all-hazard warning system development and community resilience: results from ongoing multi-hazard research in New Zealand, USA and Australia
G.S. Leonard


 Multi-Hazard Risk analysis for the Eastern Coastal Areas of India affected by the Tsunami TS-2004-000147-IND
S.d.C. Mosquera-Machado

16:00- 16:15

 Monitoring and Warning Systems for Natural Phenomena. The Mexican Experience
E. Guevara

16:15- 16:30

Exploitation of remote sensing techniques by the DWD for early warning of natural hazards
W. Benesch

16:30- 16:45

Acquiring comprehensive observations using an integral sensorweb for early warning
S. Habib & S. Ambrose

16:45- 17:00

Meteorological vigilance an operational tool for early warning
J.-M. Carrière


Coffee Break

17:00- 17:15

Multi-Hazard early warning service for emergency system in the Czech Republic
I. Obrusnik

17:15- 17:30

Development of decision support system for early warning agains natural hazards
P.-H. Hsu

17:30- 17:45

Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment at Different Levels with Extremum System Application
N. Frolova

17:45- 18:00

A Satellite-Based Communication Channel for the Reliable Distribution of Early Warning Messages: The Alert Interface via EGNOS (ALIVE) for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
H.-P. Plag

18:00- 18:15

Intergrated Climate Early Warning Activities being undertaken in the Greater Horn of Africa within the Framework of the IGAD Centre for Climate Prediction and Applications (ICPAC)
L. Ogallo

19:00- 20:30

Reception hosted by the Federal Foreign Office



Tuesday March 28


09:00- 09:15

Early warning systems for natural disasters in Korea
S.-K. Roh et al.

09:15- 10:00




Coffee Break

10:30- 11:00

Key Note: Istanbul Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response System
M. Erdik et al.

11:00- 11:15

The global Framework: Intergovernmental Coordination of regional Tsunami Warning Systems
P. Bernal

11:15- 11:30

The Indonesian-German Contribution to the Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System
J. Sopahleuwakan, J. Lauterjung

11:30- 11:45

A coupled teleseismic Ocean-General-Circulation-Model System for global Tsunami warning
T. Song et al.

11:45- 12:00

Remote sensing and GIS Contribution to Tsunami Risk Sites Detection of coastal Areas in the Mediterranean
B. Theilen-Willige, T. Taymaz

12:00- 12:15

Early warning of Earthquakes using Earth, Ocean and atmospheric Parameters observed from Satellite Data
R.P. Singh et al.

12:15- 12:30

Floods in the Toledo River basin
D.H. Candido & L.H. Nunes

12:30- 12:45

From sudden local Wildland Fire Disasters to transboundary Impacts of creeping Wildland Fire Mega Events: Needs for global early Warning of Wildland Fire within a UN Multi-Hazard Global Early Warning System
J.G. Goldammer et al.

12:45- 13:00

Automated Mosquito Identification and Monitoring: A new Tool for early warning of Vector-borne Disease Outbreaks
E. Anderson

13:00 -

Lunch & Workshops

15:00- 15:15

Crop monitoring and early warning for Food Security: The MARS-FOOD Approach
F. Rembold

15:15- 16:00


16:00 -

Coffee Break

16:30- 17:00

Key Note: Cost-effective Strengthening of Warnings through informal Networks and Channels
J. Handmer



Political, psychological and legal Aspects of Early Warning Systems in alpine Regions
Rudolf Schmidt

17:15- 17:30

Central America Small Valleys Flood Alert and Vulnerability Reduction Program (SVP) - Regional Platform Development
P. Bastidas

17:30- 17:45

Willingness to pay for Early Warning Systems using the Contingent Valuation Method
A. Asgary & N. Mehregan

17:30- 17:45

Relevance and Feasiblity of international Alert Systems: A Case Study on Central Asian Earthquakes
D. Eriksson

17:45- 18:00

Supporting End-to-End Flood Early Warning Systems in South East Asia
E. Turvill


Reception hosted by the City of Bonn



Wednesday March 29


09:00- 09:15

Benefits of an integrated Early Warning System: The Jamaican Experience
B. Carby

09:15 - 09:30

 Early Warning Institutions and the Farmers Cooperation in Southwest Nigeria: Exposing the Gaps and fixing the weak Linkages
E.E. Obioha


09:30- 09:45

Multi-purpose Information System for early warning
O. Ravsal

09:45 - 10:00

PREDICT An Initiative to help Communities to anticipate and manage Crisis Situations due to Floods
A. Roumagnac & K. Moreau

10:00 - 10:15

The Helmholtz Association’s Integrated Earth Observation System (EOS) - A German Contribution to Disaster Management
H. Mehl et al.



11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

12:00 -

Closing Session
(Plenary Chamber)