11 NOV
Benefits of Integrated Urban Services
Location: IPCC-WMO-UKMO Science Pavilion
18.00 – 19.00 (GMT)

Accelerating growth of urban populations has become a driving force of human development, especially in developing countries with expected urban population reaching 66% by 2050. Increasingly dense, complex and interdependent urban fabrics are rendering cities vulnerable. A single extreme event can lead to a widespread breakdown of a city’s infrastructure, often through cascading downstream or “domino” effect. Integrated Urban Services have multiple benefits for the cities. By combining weather, climate, environmental and hydrological forecasting, the decision makers receive more comprehensive information and optimize the investment in the underlying infrastructure.