Early warning system on extreme weather events for disaster risk reduction

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https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.20190628

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Climate change adaptation, Atmosphere, Community participation, Weather forecasting

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The objective of this research was to propose a strategy based on the design and implementation of an early warning system (EWS) for extreme weather events. This project had the following phases: training for municipal and regional actors, preliminary technical diagnosis of the study areas, monitoring network, and the weather forecasts using numerical models WRF and GFS. This EWS is the result of the Macro-project EWS for Climate Events in the basins of the Pamplonita River and Zulia in the North of Santander (SATC), executed by the University of Pamplona and financed by the National Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ). The research concluded that the application of a disaster risk reduction strategy through an EWS for extreme weather events is an important tool and instrument for the planning of higher risk management because it helps anticipate disasters and consequently preserve lives.

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Author Biographies

Jacipt Alexander Ramón Valencia, University of Pamplona

Director of the Environmental Research Group, Water, Air and Soil. Director of the Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering. Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering.

Jordi Rafael Palacios González, Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito

Assistant Researcher, Center for Hydraulic Studies. Master's Student in Civil Engineering with Emphasis on Hydraulics and Environment.

Germán Ricardo Santos Granados, Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito

Director, Center for Hydraulic Studies. Director of Postgraduate Courses. Director of Master in Civil Engineering.

Jarol Derley Ramón Valencia, University of Pamplona

Occasional Full Time Professor, Researcher in the Water, Air and Soil Environmental Research Group, Department of Environmental Engineering.

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2019-06-28

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Ramón Valencia, J. A., Palacios González, J. R., Santos Granados, G. R., & Ramón Valencia, J. D. (2019). Early warning system on extreme weather events for disaster risk reduction. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (92), 96–104. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.20190628

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