Hydrometeorological Early Warning System in Costa Rica

Hydrometeorological Early Warning System in Costa Rica

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23 May 2013

WMO in cooperation with World Bank/GFDRR and experts from national agencies and community representatives from Costa Ricaorganized several events and a special video presentation Costa Rica: Building community resilience to floods (May 21). This showcased how community involvement, institutional cooperation from national to local level, combined with latest technologies for observing, monitoring and forecasting of hazards, have led to a more effective and sustainable early warning system to protect the lives and livelihoods of communities at risk in the Sarapiqui River Basin in Costa Rica.

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