Resilience measure: Hydrological and Meteorological Observatory


Hydrological and Meteorological Observatory is an observation service dedicated to long-term monitoring of climatological and hydrological changes. It gathers data from an observation network located at different latitudes so as to sample the characteristic eco-climatic gradients of the region. Recorded data might be utilised in different parts of flood management procedures while analysis of this data will provide further information on evolution of flood risk and trends (based on AMMA-CATCH accessed on Sept. 2016).

Co-benefits and impacts

Collected data and information might be used in agricultural activities e.g. for irrigation purposes.

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Availability of GIS based information system for stakeholders
Availability and level of spatial coverage of emergency communication systems
Level of implementation of Flood Directive in Local level
Establishment of Stakeholders Committee on flood risk
Conduction of evacuation disaster drills based on structural failure scenarios
Development and design of evacuation procedures based on flood risk simulations and assessment of results
Development and availability of regulations and specifications depending zones of flood risk
Availability of flood vulnerability maps
Assessment of Financial Resources Management and Allocation in relation to past flood events
Citizens Learning and adapting from previous events
Responsible authorities Learning and adapting from previous events
Multidisciplinary knowledge exchange (engineer, architect/urban planner, sociologist, economist, politician - city government, etc.)
Knowledge exchange between scientific community and authorities

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Last modified: Sept. 15, 2016, 5:58 a.m.