People Centered Early Warnings Systems - can we really bring about change?

24 May 2017
13:30 - 14:30
Sunrise 9 view map
UK Met Office and Deltares
Gavin Iley (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

We talk about Communication and Early
Warning Systems which move in a topdown
manner, from Global, Regional to
National. However, what could we learn if
we were to reverse engineer this process?
Could we enhance sustainability and
create a people centred process developed
through ‘partnership’ with the communities
to bring about genuine and sustainable
change? During the session, Deltares
(Netherlands) and the Met Office (UK)
will share the experiences of communityengagement to catalyse what we hope is a
lively debate to see if we really can place local
needs front and centre of our EWS design.