GFDRR's Hydromet team hosted a 3-day learning course on strengthening hydromet services in World Bank-funded operations, as well as cooperation with development partners, private sector, academia, and more.

The course provided useful knowledge to support World Bank teams involved in hydromet and Early Warning Systems modernization operations and shared the latest developments in the hydromet field. It also introduced the results of several studies and pilots that were carried out by GFDRR's Hydromet team, including the study and pilots on the public-private engagement in hydromet services.

The facilitators gave a presentation on the latest publication of the GFDRR Hydromet team, Weathering the Change: How to Improve Hydromet Services in Developing Countries, that provided details and specifics of the change process for national meteorological and hydrological services to improve service delivery.

Speakers included experts from the World Bank and other organizations, including several private companies. During the course, they covered a wide range of topics such as institutional strengthening, modernization road-mapping, regional project specificity, advantages of forecasting, generic implementation challenges in the World Bank projects, and many more. Presentations from the course are available below.

  1. GFDRR Hydromet Updates and Introduction to the Course
  2. Weathering the Change: How to Improve Hydromet Services in Developing Countries
  3. Group Exercise: How to make decisions under uncertainty
  4. Hydromet Services and Interagency Collaboration
  5. Hydrometeorological Services as "System of Systems"
  6. Regional Mechanisms Sustainability
  7. Public-Private Engagement in Hydromet Services