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Our supply of water is threatened by inefficient use, population growth and climate change.
The Water exhibition organized by UN-Water* and WMO will take place around the fountain located in the heart of Geneva’s Jardin Anglais from 2-12 August.
The implementation plan, The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs”, GCOS-200, October 2016 , of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) introduced lightning as a new Essential Climate Variable. Lightning is a proxy for severe storms and, therefore, relevant for climate monitoring. Measurements of lightning have, in recent years, become more extensive. New satellite instruments have also further enhanced their observation.
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 6 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Discussions centred around climate-related issues, including the upcoming WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017 and the provision of meteorological early warning services to the UN Operations and Crisis Centre to help in contingency planning and emergency response.