2017-issue 4-item 08

FEWS news: issue 4, 2017



Master class ‘Forecast Early Warning Systems' by EThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa

Our South-African Delft-FEWS user EThekwini Municipality Coastal Management recently hosted and led its Inaugural Master Class on Forecast Early Warning Systems (FEWS) in Durban. EThekwini Municipality has a Delft-FEWS oriented system, and in the spirit of learning and knowledge sharing, is assisting municipalities to build effective early warning systems for water related disasters. The master class, facilitated by MILE, was actively attended by technical and disaster management practitioners from South African municipalities and agencies, including the National Disaster Management Centre, the KZN Disaster Management Centre, South African Weather Service (SAWS) and Umgeni Water.  

Participants left the Master Class empowered and inspired with a better understanding of how to build their own local Early Warning Systems, and were able to set up their basic systems for their localities. More information on https://www.mile.org.za/QuickLinks/News/Pages/news_20170802.aspx.

eTheKwini Municipality / MILE
Umgheni Water
Disaster Management KwaZulu Natal
National Disaster Management
Ministry of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (COGTA)
University of Kwazulu Natal
Richards Bay Municipality
Ilembe District Municipality
Ehlanzeni District Municipality
Ray Nkonyeni District Municipality
City of Capetown
City of Johannesburg
City of uMhlathuze