Integrated urban hydrometeorological, climate and environmental services: Concept, methodology and key messages

Grimmond, Sue ; Bouchet, Veronique ; Molina, Luisa T. ; Baklanov, Alexander ; Tan, Jianguo ; Schlünzen, K. Heinke ; Mills, Gerald ; Golding, Brian ; Masson, Valery ; Ren, Chao ; Voogt, James ; Miao, Shiguang ; Lean, Humphrey ; Heusinkveld, Bert ; Hovespyan, Anahit ; Teruggi, Giacomo ; Parrish, Patrick ; Joe, Paul

Année de publication
2020
Résumé
<p align=justify>Integrated Urban hydrometeorological, climate and environmental Services (IUS) is a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) initiative to aid development of science-based services to support safe, healthy, resilient and climate friendly cities. Guidance for Integrated Urban Hydrometeorological, Climate and Environmental Services (Volume I) has been developed with the intent to provide an overview of the concept, methods and good practices for producing and providing these services to respond to urban hazards across a range of time scales (weather to climate). This involves combining (dense) heterogeneous observation networks, high-resolution forecasts, multi-hazard early warning systems and climate services to assist cities in setting and implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies for the management and building of resilient and sustainable cities. IUS includes research, evaluation and delivery with a wide participation from city governments, national hydrometeorological services, international organizations, universities, research institutions and private sector stakeholders. An overview of the IUS concept with key messages, examples of good practice and recommendations are provided. The research community will play an important role to: identify critical research challenges; develop impact forecasts and warnings; promote and deliver IUS internationally, and; support national and local communities in the implementation of IUS thereby contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals at all scales.</p>
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