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Foreseeable Future: Seamless Integration of Weather, Water and Climate Service: A Webinar by Bapon Fakhruddin

Topic: Foreseeable Future: Seamless Integration of Weather, Water and Climate Service

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Date: 01 July, 2021 (17 Asar, 2078)

Time: 03:00-05:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 99812165676
Passcode: NSG#135

Bapon Fakhruddin, PhD – Technical Director- DRR and Climate Resilience

Dr. Fakhruddin is an eminent hydro-meteorologist and disaster risk assessor with 19 years’ global experience in water resources and climate resilience projects. His key areas of expertise are hazards forecasting, climate and multi-hazard risk assessments and coastal community resilience.

His most high profile work is evidenced in the development of multi-hazard warning systems – including a tsunami warning system developed for Indian Ocean countries following the deadly 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. He has since designed and helped to implement climate change and disaster risk projects for more than 25 countries across Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fakhruddin has played a pivotal role in the design and implementation of multi-hazard early warning systems for floods, cyclones and tsunami, crucial to saving lives and livelihoods, while reducing property damage.

Dr Fakhruddin is currently working as a Technical Director- disaster risk and climate resilience in Tonkin + Taylor International in New Zealand and a mentor and supervisor for postgraduate study in disaster risk management in University of Auckland (UoA). He is a Steering Group of the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) of UNDRR. Co-Chair for the Disaster Loss DATA and Risk Interpretation and Applications (RIA) Working Group of IRDR of ISC/UNDRR. He is Co-Chair CODATA task group FAIR Data for Disaster Risk Research and Programme Board Member of GEO.


Capabilities: climate and hydrological risk assessment, design and implementation of hazard early warning system and emergency communication, climate change adaptation, training and capacity building and integrated water resources management

[Contact details] +64 9362 1764,,


As the effects of climate change and extreme weather become more apparent, the need for improved prediction and forecasting of these events is increasing. This allows for enhanced risk reduction measures to be implemented, as well as providing readiness for emergency responses. Understanding a foreseeable future would enable more informed decision making, allowing  users the opportunity to put appropriate prevention in place. Foreseeable future information systems are essential at global, national, and regional scales for  extreme events, such as floods, droughts, storms and wildfires. The potential increase in occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events as a result of climate change, coupled with increasing population in vulnerable areas reinforces the need for foreseeable future information systems.

Tonkin + Taylor, together with its clients, has worked to provide impact assessment for weather, water and climate information and designed early warning systems for multi-hazards over the last two decades. This work has demonstrated the power of information to inform risk based decision making, and proven the potential use of understanding future risks over different time scales (i.e. short to extended range). The benefit of seamless hydro-meteorological predictions are well tested in many parts of the world and highly relevant for Nepal.

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