WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative, Third Meeting of the Advisory Group



» Final report


The WMO FFI started from an Expert Meeting in 2003 where it was agreed that its objective were to “Improve the capacity of meteorological and hydrological services to jointly deliver timely and more accurate products and services required in flood forecasting and warning and in collaborating with disaster managers, active in flood emergency preparedness and response”. In 2011, the World Meteorological Congress (Cg) passed Resolution 15 (Cg-XVI) establishing the WMO Flood Forecasting Initiative - Advisory Group (FFI-AG) with the objective to provide guidance and advice on the hydrological forecasting elements of a number of flood-related initiatives and programmes in progress under WMO programmes, and to provide broad-based support to improve collaboration between the meteorological and hydrological communities for improved flood forecasting related practices.

In October 2013 the first FFI-AG meeting took place.  It reviewed its ToR  and the developed a Work Plan for the period 2013-2016 (WP 1). The second FFI-AG meeting was held in December 2015, where the WP 1 was reviewed and a new work plan (WP 2) was developed. In December 2017, the FFI-AG held its third meeting where the experts presented a summary of the tasks implemented in WP 2.  The status of the activities is reflected in the work plan as having been “done” and what is yet “to do”.



Expected Outcomes of the Meeting

The expected outputs from the meeting during its third constituent session were:

  1. Agreement on the scope of work and approach to be taken by the FFI-AG, within its ToR;
  2. Improved understanding of the current initiatives and activities undertaken in the framework of the WMO FFI;
  3. Agreement on specific actions to be taken and an updated Work Plan associated with these actions;
  4. Agreement on how the work of the FFI-AG should be undertaken including its outreach to Members, relevant Commissions, Technical Support Partners, and Donors;
  5. Conclusions and recommendations (including target audience), based on the presentations and discussions.



Meeting documents

Background documents


  • All presentations given during the meeting are available in the following folder (ZIP folder 35.6 Mb)