Establishing and operating monitoring systems and forecast models-image

Establishing and operating monitoring systems and forecast models

  • Description
  • Fields of action
  • Synergies
  • Good practice examples
  • References

Continuous and long-term observation of natural phenomena increases the possibility of predicting them, estimating dangerous phenomena, and planning effective counteraction. Monitoring, forecasting and warning models and systems are usually established and operated by national institutions. They assure constant data collection, provision and quality control, as well as further development according to the state of the research. However, local or regional observation and monitoring may qualify such information or add additional information for decision making under time pressure in case of heavy rainfall events.

Fields of action Emergency management
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.



2nd overall update of the Upper Elbe Valley/Eastern Ore Mountains Regional Plan (draft statutes not yet approved),, basic map: ©GeoSN