The logo of the International Symposium on Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction (MHEW DRR 2020) has been designed to reflect the wide-ranging scope and breadth of approaches to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster, as well as the most devastating disaster to afflict the host country, Sri Lanka.
Early warning in a changing climate Institutionalizing and sustaining early warning systems – technical, human and operational capacity, and localization Measuring early warning effectiveness and ongoing evaluation Multi – Hazard Early Warning (MHEW) Systems, including exploring the potential for synergizing tsunami early warning with other hazards
Using GIS technology for disaster preparedness and early warning Local ownership, enhancing response capacity and community awareness Simulation exercises, drills and standard operating Procedures (SOPs) Disaster emergency food and sanitation
Risk based / informed early warning and global agendas Sendai and SDGs
Risk transferring and forecast based financing for DRR Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) for managing disaster risks
The first mile – Hazard monitoring; forecasting and warning; new, innovative tools / products for strengthening EWSs
Early warning interface – legal and institutional framework, clearly defined actors, governance and institutional arrangements, vertical and horizontal coordination Reaching the last mile – Bringing the message to communities at risk – Technical, legal and socio – cultural complexities involved in communicating coastal based hazard early warning to communities Next generation of TEW dissemination Formal and informal communication mechanisms in early warning
Transboundary disaster risk governance Displacement and relocation Disaster resilient urban planning and development