Data and Products for Hydrological Extremes
This meeting will focus on the G-WADI (Global Network on Water and Development Information in Arid Lands) Geo-Server and the services it brings to the Member States. During these two days, case studies from different regions, gaps, and data will be identified.
The Namibian Hydrological Services provides a daily flood/hydrological drought bulletin based on IHP’s G-WADI Geo-Server data base, thereby recognizing the International Hydrological Programme's (IHP) data and services to analyze floods and droughts through the G-WADI Programme. The G-WADI Geo-Server provides, among other products, near real-time global satellite precipitation estimates and applications and tools that can improve flood forecasting and warning, as well as drought monitoring.
IHP, the category 2 International Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) under the auspices of UNESCO, are organizing a meeting from 22-23 April 2014 at the CHRS premises, University of California, which hosts the G-WADI Geo-Server. The G-WADI Data and Products meeting will discuss the feature of G-WADI Geo Server. The Geo-Server provides the Member States with access to very-high-resolution global precipitation products in near-real time, which are responsively customized to suit the needs of the Member States.
The meeting will review features of the G-WADI Geo-Server and its use in addressing floods and droughts situation in member states. Several case studies from different regions will be presented to identify the gaps in the Geo-Server based on the needs of member states. Furthermore, the needs for capacity building component will be identified during the meeting. Primary focus of the meeting is to discuss products offered by G-WADI Geo-Server; however, linkages with other ongoing initiatives such as the International Drought Initiative (IDI) will be explored.