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What we do

CREWS works directly with countries to increase the availability of, and access to, early warning systems. CREWS focuses on ensuring that early warnings, related both to the weather and climate events are risk informed. Early warnings are risk informed when they reach the people and institutions that need them and exposed populations and institutions are sufficiently informed to know how to act.

Risk and climate information that guides early warning systems

Improved service delivery 
of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

Effective communication networks that reach communities at risk

Preparedness and response plans, including targeted education and public awareness

CREWS Operations

Improving risk knowledge through identification of risks

  • Analysing relevant natural hazards and related risks
  • Understanding vulnerable groups

Modernizing hydrometeorological infrastructure

  • The observing network
  • Data, information and communication systems
  • Modelling and forecasting software

Improving dissemination and communication of actionable warnings

  • Consistent warning dissemination
  • Multiple communication channels
  • Tailored warnings
Modernize regional hydrometeorological centre
Developing linkages with sectors and communities by tailoring services and products

Strengthening capacity and manangement to improve collaboration accross borders

  • Impact-based forecasts and warning from global and regional data and tools
  • Training for seasonal regional climate forums
  • Tailored warnings
Integrate into global services and agenda