Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management
The project will engage a large group of beneficiaries and stakeholders that will be involved through the different project activities and trainings.
- UNESCO Cat. II Centers in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa (CAZALAC, CIH, Regional Water Security Center, RCGRE, ICIWaRM), and associated centers of excellence (AGRHYMET).
- National hydrometeorological agencies in the different subregions.
- Research institutes: Princeton University, Koln University, University of Southampton, Imperial College of London, the Catholic University of Leuven, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and IHE Institute for Water Education.
Specifically, the initiative will collaborate with
- Ministries in pilot countries that are in charge of the development of National drought Observatories and drought and flood risk management policies;
- Governmental institutions responsible for hydrometeorological measurements, agroclimatic management to support their capacities to provide tailored climate services for water management;
- Universities and research institutes, many of which are already member of the G-WADI expert network, which will be involved in the development of the different research components (monitoring, early warning, climate services, tool development, outreach);
Men and women in communities exposed to drought risks will benefit from the tools developed to reduce vulnerability and improve resilience to climate variability at the watershed level.