**MEETING POSTPONED**Risky Business: Assessing the Risks from Weather and Climate.

Date: Saturday 25 March 2017

Time: 11:00 - 15:45


Cardiff University
Main Building
Park Place
CF10 3AT
United Kingdom



Extreme weather events can have a significant impact on human health, property and local economies. The economic cost associated with such events are borne by local and national governments, private insurance, business, and individuals. In order to limit such costs it is necessary to understand what risks exist and provide reliable forecasts of when extreme weather related events may occur. Good communication between the forecasters, emergency planners and first responders is critical to limiting the impact of extreme weather events on local economies. Anticipated climate change may alter the frequency and severity of these risks requiring adaptation and new strategies for assessing and responding to extreme weather events. We present a series of talks on the types of risks that exist, the economic costs associated with extreme weather, ongoing efforts to forecast and communicate such risks to limit their impact and how climate change may require us to adapt our response to extreme weather events.

MEETING POSTPONED | This meeting has been postponed until further notice.

This is a joint meeting with the Welsh Local Centre and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Non members are welcome to attend this meeting.  Registration is required.  Where seating capacity is limited, priority will be given to members.





Session 1

25th Mar 2017 11:00 - 12:50
Session Chair: Patrick G Timko
Show session schedule
11:00WelcomeDr P G Timko
11:05Flooding and it’s ImpactsJ Parr
11:40Extreme Weather Public Health Guidance for WalesK James
12:15Operational Flood ForecastingMr M J Winter FRMetS CMet

Lunch Break

25th Mar 2017 12:50 - 14:00

Session 2

25th Mar 2017 14:00 - 15:45
Session Chair: Patrick G Timko
Show session schedule