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The Role of the Global Meteorological and Hydrological Enterprise in Addressing Agenda 2030

December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 - 14:00


Upcoming Luncheon Meeting – Tuesday 11 December 2018

SPEAKER:  David Grimes, ADM, Meteorological Service of Canada, ECCC, President of the World Meteorological Organization

SPEAKER BIO:  David Grimes has been Assistant Deputy Minister and head of Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service of Canada since July 2006. He has been Canada’s Permanent Representative with World Meteorological Organization since December 2006.

David was re-elected President of the WMO by the Seventeenth World Meteorological Congress in 2015 for another four-year term. He has more than 25 years of experience working with WMO initiatives and programmes. He has over 40 years of scientific, operations, research and management experience at Environment Canada.

His experience also includes a significant number of challenging positions and assignments over the years, ranging from weather forecast operations to science policy. He occupied the positions of Director General with the Meteorological Service of Canada for 15 years.

David has extensive educational experience in the domains of science and management (MBA level). He holds a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics and meteorology. He has also been trained and carried out the responsibilities as an operational meteorologist.

:  The Role of the Global Meteorological and Hydrological Enterprise in Addressing Agenda 2030

ABSTRACT:  The Global Agenda 2030 is a plan for action that covers a wide range of international policy, and scientific and societal issues. It is a transformational agenda that encompasses multiple sectors, and requires unprecedented collaboration at a global scale to implement it. The agenda comprises the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Hydro-Meteorological Enterprise has a major role to play in supporting this agenda. This session will present and discuss the role of the World Meteorological Organization, as a convening body, and all National Weather and Hydrological Services, their vision and strategic directions, and in particular, the requirements of seamless predictions systems, underpinned by sound research throughout the value chain. In addition, it will link it back to our national context by providing insights on the implications for the Canadian Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise.

PLACE:  Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa.  Side entrance, Harmony Room, 4th floor (elevator available)

MENU:  Traditional Christmas turkey lunch with trimmings

COST:  $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10

TIME:  12:00 noon, Tuesday 11 December

PARKING:  On street parking in the vicinity, or at Ottawa City Hall

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance no later than Friday 7 December by using thisDoodle link.  Non members are asked to click the Subscribe link so that we may record their email addresses for this meeting only.

Alternatively, please contact any of the following to register if you have problems with Doodle:

Dawn Conway 613-724-2954; email:  DMConway1@gmail.com
Ann McMillan 613-831-5851; email:  mcmillan@storm.ca 
Paul Pestieau 613-990-6855; email:  Paul.Pestieau@canada.ca 
Bob Jones 613-820-6336; email:  jonesb@ncf.ca 
Daria Bradbury 613-949-9119; email:  Daria.Bradbury@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 
Hoy Chow 819-938-4429; email:   hoy.chow@canada.ca 
Tom Zagon: 613-992-8431; email:  tom.zagon@canada.ca

CANCELLATION:  If you need to cancel, please change your Doodle information as soon as possible or let a contact person know so we can cancel your food order.

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday 23 January 2019, details TBA


December 11, 2018
12:00 - 14:00
Event Category:


Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society


Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess
4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
Ottawa, On Canada
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