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<ul><li>Munich Re Foundation – Basic Data </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane Katrina </li></ul><ul><li>The Tonga RANET Warning Sy...
Munich Re Foundation Basics <ul><li>Going   public 7 April 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Base   capital € 50m </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Munich Re Foundation Basics Munich Re Foundation Our Topics Disaster  prevention Population development Poverty Environmen...
Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Early Warning and  the Human Factor 2. Hurricane Katrina Quelle: http://www.flic...
Forecast success! Munich Re Foundation Source: http://www.sptimes.com/2005/08/30/State/For_forecasting_chief.shtml Early W...
Hurricane Katrina Losses US$ 125,000,000,000  covered US$ 65,000,000,000 Munich Re Foundation
Munich Re Foundation Source of all pictures: http://www.nola.com/katrinaphotos/ap/ Hurricane Katrina Losses 1280 victims
Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation 3. The Tonga RANET Warning System Early Warning and  the Human Factor
Munich Re Foundation
November 2008 The Tonga RANET Warning System Staying connected during severe weather
November 2008 The September 2009 Tsunami Affecting Islands of Tonga
Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Early Warning and  the Human Factor Mozambique flood warning system
Mozambique Flood Warning Project Modules Munich Re Foundation
Munich Re Foundation
Münchener Rück Stiftung 19. April 2008
Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Epilogue Early Warning and  the Human Factor
Munich Re Foundation
Munich Re Foundation
Visit our website at  www.munichre-foundation.org Thank you!
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  • People are ultimately at the core of what the foundation’s work is all about. The foundation’s task is to minimize the risks to which they are exposed. It clarifies issues and provides support, also in developing countries. 
  • Our activities concentrate on four fields. These reflect the demands made on the Foundation. Knowledge accumulation and implementation, Clarification and sensitisation, Networking, Direct help and support
  • Underestimation (destructive power of the storm) Hope or set of beliefs Age Disability Fear of pilferage Inability to organize (e. g. large families) Lack of transportation Lack of willpower
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    1. 1. Early Warning and the Human Factor People-centered warning systems and awareness are key Christian H. Barthelt Thomas R. Loster
    2. 2. <ul><li>Munich Re Foundation – Basic Data </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane Katrina </li></ul><ul><li>The Tonga RANET Warning System </li></ul><ul><li>Mozambique flood warning system </li></ul><ul><li>Epilogue </li></ul>Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Overview Early Warning and the Human Factor People-centered warning systems and awareness are key
    3. 3. Munich Re Foundation Basics <ul><li>Going public 7 April 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Base capital € 50m </li></ul><ul><li>Project budget/year € 1.5m </li></ul><ul><li>Projects 2010 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Central Goals </li></ul><ul><li>1. Turning Munich Re knowledge into action 2. Serve people at risk 3. Improve living conditions </li></ul>Munich Re Foundation
    4. 4. Munich Re Foundation Basics Munich Re Foundation Our Topics Disaster prevention Population development Poverty Environmental and climate change Water: Resource and risk factor Urbanisation and megacities
    5. 5. Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Early Warning and the Human Factor 2. Hurricane Katrina Quelle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/znaddanz/
    6. 6. Forecast success! Munich Re Foundation Source: http://www.sptimes.com/2005/08/30/State/For_forecasting_chief.shtml Early Warning and the Human Factor
    7. 7. Hurricane Katrina Losses US$ 125,000,000,000 covered US$ 65,000,000,000 Munich Re Foundation
    8. 8. Munich Re Foundation Source of all pictures: http://www.nola.com/katrinaphotos/ap/ Hurricane Katrina Losses 1280 victims
    9. 9. Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation 3. The Tonga RANET Warning System Early Warning and the Human Factor
    10. 10. Munich Re Foundation
    11. 11. November 2008 The Tonga RANET Warning System Staying connected during severe weather
    12. 12. November 2008 The September 2009 Tsunami Affecting Islands of Tonga
    13. 13. Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Early Warning and the Human Factor Mozambique flood warning system
    14. 14. Mozambique Flood Warning Project Modules Munich Re Foundation
    15. 15. Munich Re Foundation
    16. 16. Münchener Rück Stiftung 19. April 2008
    17. 17. Munich Re Foundation Munich Re Foundation Epilogue Early Warning and the Human Factor
    18. 18. Munich Re Foundation
    19. 19. Munich Re Foundation
    20. 20. Visit our website at www.munichre-foundation.org Thank you!

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