news19 aprile 2024

One-day event on the meteo-hydro risk warning system 20 years after its establishment

On April 23, "Guardare indietro per andare avanti" takes place; it will be possible to follow the panels live

Guardare indietro per andare avanti - titolo della giornata sul sistema di allertamento meteo-idro

An event is scheduled for April 23, organized by the Department of Civil Protection and CIMA Research Foundation. This event marks the twentieth anniversary of approving the "Operational guidelines for managing the national warning system for hydrological and hydraulic risk." The purpose of the event is to look back at the past, analyze the present, and gain essential insights for the future of the Civil Protection Warning System. The day will begin with the Minister for Civil Protection and Sea Policies, Nello Musumeci, and end with the Head of Department, Fabrizio Curcio. The meeting will be attended by representatives of various institutions involved in the Warning System or who have played a significant role in its development. The event will also feature a lecture by Prof. Bernardo De Bernardinis.

Adopting the "De Bernardinis" Directive allowed the National Civil Protection Service to make significant progress in risk forecasting and prevention. The Directive identified subjects, roles, tools, contents, and warning methods for possible risk scenarios associated with weather events. The System's cornerstone is the Network of Functional Centres, consisting of the Central Functional Centre at the Department of Civil Protection and the Decentralized Functional Centres at the Regions and Autonomous Provinces. The Network of Functional Centres is responsible for daily forecasting, monitoring, and surveillance of weather phenomena.

The event, "Guardare indietro per andare avantiLooking Back to Move Forward," will delve into the role of science and technology in the development of the warning system, the impact produced on the components and structures of the National Service, the responsibility profiles of the different players involved, and the effects generated by risk communication in communities. In addition, the discussion will provide insights into the future of the warning system, including new challenges related to climate change.

It will be possible to follow the event live-streamed on the Department's Youtube channel.