strategy

Predicting natural disasters

Synonyms:
Foretelling man-made calamities
Implementation:
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has spared millions of people from the calamitous effects of both natural and man-made disasters. Its early warning system, which utilizes thousands of surface monitors as well as satellites, has provided information for the dispersal of oil spills and has predicted long-term droughts. The system has allowed for the efficient distribution of food aid to drought regions, such as southern Africa in 1992.
Problems:
Natural disasters
Subjects:
Products
Emergencies
Future
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies