Working Group Chairs
Katy Freeborough (British Geological Survey – United Kingdom) contact me
Joanne Robbins (Met Office – United Kingdom) contact me
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information or you wish to be actively involved in the activities of this WG.
The goal of this working group is to promote the involvement and engagement of stakeholders, decision makers and responders in the research of LEWS. Landslide models, forecasts and warnings should be developed with careful consideration of end-user’ needs to ensure that LEWS provide relevant and useful information that supports users to take relevant action according to their responsibilities. As researchers we need to maintain and encourage communication with users to improve understanding of the uncertainties and limitations of LEWS, and the impact this has on usability and usefulness from the user perspective.
- Promotion of workshops, video meetings and feedback from users of outputs LEWS systems.
- Engagement of end users, responders and stakeholders who are involved the communication of warnings.
- Skills and knowledge transfer, language development and standardisation.
The WG carried out an initial member questionnaire in 2021 to establish a baseline of the experience of stakeholder engagement within the group. Key findings included that current WG configuration is currently researcher heavy and there is a need for more stakeholders & users to engage.
Key fact: Across the community pathways for sustainable stakeholder engagement within LEWS development remains fairly new. This mirrors the relatively low pull-through of research-to-operational LEWS.
Identified useful resources for Stakeholder engagement consideration.
SHEAR PROGRAMME FINAL OUTPUTS:
- Budimir, M., Mondini, A., Rossi, M., Arnhardt, C., and Robbins, J. 2022. Framework for implementation of a landslide early warning forecast model in developing countries: Challenges and lessons from SHEAR, SHEAR Programme, FCDO/NERC.
- Robbins, J., Bee, E., Sneddon, A., Brown, S., Stephens, E. and Amuron, I. 2022. Gaining user insights into the research-to-operational elements of Impact based Forecasting (IbF) from within the SHEAR programme: summary of findings. NERC, 21pp.
- Budimir, M., Sneddon A., Nelder, I., Brown, S., Donovan, A., and Speight, L. 2022 Development of forecast information for institutional decision-makers: landslides in India and cyclones in Mozambique. Geoscience Communication, 5, 2, 151-175.
- Twomlow, A. User-centred design for disaster risk visualization – Practical Action.
- Twomlow, A and Budimir M. Visualization of early warning information – Practical Action
- SHEAR Learning. Interdisciplinary collaboration
- SHEAR Learning. Putting stakeholder needs at the centre
Golding, B. (Ed) Towards the “perfect” weather warning. Bridging Disciplinary gaps through partnership and communication. Springer
Blogs & Conferences:
Apr ’23: HIWeather Panel discussion “Understanding the role of the expert advisor linking hazard specialists and institutional decision makers“
Feb ’23: FOREWARN Start Network: Global FOREWARN Community Meeting Q1: Landslides
Sep ‘22: UCL Warning Research Centre “Performing Warnings: A co-creation workshop”
Aug ’22: LandAware blog post (Mirianna Budimir)
Apr ’22: SHEAR at EGU
- Developing forecast information for institutional decision makers
Mar ’22: Online conference: Weather & Society (meeting report will shortly be available in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society)
- The 1st mile of weather & climate information & warning
Nov ’21: World Landslide Forum (WLF5)
May ’21: LandAware MayDay Session 21
Dec ’20: Understanding Risk Forum
- Developing appropriate information for decision makers in landslide early warning systems
User-centric LEWS projects with interest to WG3
Within the HuT project, European research groups, institutions, and stakeholders will work together to integrate and leverage best practices and successful multi-disciplinary experiences. Emphasis will be placed on assessing the transferability of the developed innovations to different territorial contexts and hazards. The activities will be designed to maximise the chances of these innovations having a long-lasting impact, inside and outside the demonstrators’ arena.