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Strengthening hydro-meteorlogical services in Southeast Asia

Source(s):  Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Lao People's Democratic Republic) (MONRE)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Viet Nam) (MONRE)
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM)
Phillipines Atmospheric Services Administration (PAGASA)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNDRR AP)
World Bank, the (WB)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

The Country Assessment Reports for Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines and Viet Nam investigate the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommend improvements through a regional approach.

Initial assessments in the reports show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.

The World Bank and UNISDR produced the reports in collaboration with NHMSs and the technical inputs of WMO. GFDRR funded the study.



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  • Strengthening hydro-meteorlogical services in Southeast Asia
  • Publication date 2013

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