Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management (CliMWaR)
The project engages a large group of beneficiaries and stakeholders that are involved through the different project activities, such as trainings. They include:
- UNESCO Category II Centers in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa:
- Water Centre for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC);
- International Centre on Hydroinformatics for Integrated Water Resources Management, Parque Tecnologico Itaipu Binacional (CHI);
- Regional Centre on Water Security (Centro Regional de Seguridad Hídrica);
- International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM);
- Associated centers of excellence (e.g. AGRHYMET);
- National hydrometeorological agencies in the different subregions;
- Research institutes: Princeton University, University of Southampton, Imperial College of London, the Catholic University of Leuven, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), IHE Institute for Water Education, Deltares, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and others.
Specifically, UNESCO collaborates with the following entities in the framework of the project:
- 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 and agroclimatic management, to support their capacities to provide tailored climate services for water management;
- Universities and research institutes, many of which are already members of the G-WADI expert network 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, who benefit from the tools developed to reduce vulnerability and improve resilience to climate variability at the watershed level.
CliMWaR is financed by the UNESCO/Flanders Fund-in-Trust for the support of UNESCO's activities in the field of Science (FUST).