eC2: Hydromet modernization, Disaster EWS and Climate Services in EAP

Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is enhancing is engagement on hydromet modernization, strengtheningwater disaster early warning systems and climate services in the East Asia and Pacific region. In this context, it is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake assessments and provide technical support on hydromet and climate services in several countries. Specifically, the objective of this consultancy is to (i) prepare a roadmap for hydromet modernization in Mongolia based on assessment of user needs and (ii) undertake an assessment and prepare roadmap for improving coastal monitoring and information systems in Myanmar.

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Working Together to Weather Future Storms

hydromet-feature-imageSTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meteorological and hydrological services – hydromet – play a vital role in mitigating the impacts of weather and climate extremes
  • Hydromet is not only about early warning systems, but also giving countries, regions, communities, and individuals weather information and reliable predictions to make informed decisions for many sectors of the economy – from agriculture to logistics to hydropower, and many more
  • The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors

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Improving Weather Forecasts Can Reduce Losses to Development in Africa

ADDIS-ABABA, September 12 2017‒“Hydromet” or weather, water, and climate servicesafr-improving-weather-forecasts-can-reduce-losses-to-development-in-africa-780x439 affect the decisions people, communities, and governments make every day. A family at their farm, a shopkeeper in a store, or a government worker on a dam, all need accurate, timely information to make well-informed day-to-day decisions. This can come from something as simple a river gauge, which warns of rising water levels, to more advanced weather forecasting systems alerting an entire country of the approach of a cyclone.

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