UAE: Experts highlight importance of early warning systems in disaster risk reduction
International and local weather experts have highlighted the importance of early warning systems in reducing natural disasters that cause floods, heat waves, drought and earthquakes.
In her keynote speech at the Regional Conference (RECO) of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)’s Regional Association II (Asia) which kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Monday, Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) said: “Early warning systems are a major component of disaster risk reduction. They prevent loss of life, as well as reducing the economic impact of natural hazards.
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