InterMET Asia and InterFLOOD Asia, 27-28 March 2019, Suntec, Singapore
InterMET Asia brings together the global weather enterprise and those public and private enterprises seeking to mitigate and manage the risks – and realise the opportunities – of extreme weather and climate change.
The event was launched in Singapore in 2014 and 2019 will mark the 6th anniversary. The event brings together the key players from the public, private and academic sectors which make up the ‘global weather enterprise’ or GWE. It combines an international exhibition of meteorology technology companies and service providers, and an expert conference.
I addition, a 2-day programme developed in conjunction with the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR) takes place before and after the main exhibiiton and conference. This is focused on the opportunities for public, private and academic collaboration in addressing the challenges of extreme weather in the Asia, Africa and Pacific regions. Participants includes senior representatves of the WMO, National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs), commercial hydrometeorology technology companies and forecasting service providers, the World Bank and other international donor agencies, plus leading academics & researchers.
InterMET Asia and InterFLOOD is supported by the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR), the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry Association (HMEI), Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) and the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA).
For 2019, InterFLOOD Asia, which was launched in 2018, will againrun alongside InterMET. While InterMET will focus on forecasting extreme weather hazards and implementing impact early warning systems, InterFLOOD will focus on building the resilience and adaptability of business, public services and critical infrastructure to extreme weather – flood events in particular.