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Date publication: 2009
Integrated flood management (IFM) calls for a paradigm shift from the traditional, fragmented and localized approach, and encourages the use of the resources of a river basin as a whole, employing strategies to maintain or augment the productivity of floodplains, while at the same time providing protective measures against losses due to flooding.
Date publication: 2007
While the IFM Concept Paper is the core to conceptualize the approach of Integrated Flood Management, the Policy Series focuses on various aspects of flood management policy, including economic, environmental, legal and institutional, and social aspects.
Publish Date: 2 November 2021
Climate change is exacerbating both water scarcity and water-related hazards, as rising temperatures disrupt precipitation patterns and the entire water cycle. Currently, 3.6 billion people face inadequate access to water at least a month per year and this is expected to increase to more than 5 billion by 2050.
Publish Date: 1 November 2021
Water is on the frontline of climate change and is a top priority for adaptation. Water-related stress is increasing, as are water-related hazards. This has an all-pervasive impact on sustainable...
Publish Date: 29 October 2021
The head of the World Meteorological Organization and nine other international organizations have issued a united and urgent call to governments to prioritize integrated water and climate action given the all-pervasive impacts on sustainable development.
Publish Date: 18 October 2021
Extraordinary Congress approves vision and action plan for hydrology The Extraordinary World Meteorological Congress has endorsed a Water Declaration, including the Water and Climate Coalition, to accelerate implementation of SDG...
Publish Date: 12 October 2021
The new issue of the World Meteorological Organization’s Bulletin is dedicated entirely to international data exchange in Earth system monitoring and prediction and to the role of WMO data policy in establishing and maintaining this exchange.
Publish Date: 11 October 2021
The World Meteorological Organization has convened a special session of its Congress in order to strengthen policies to meet the explosive growth in the demand for weather, climate, water, atmospheric and ocean services. This is necessary in view of rapid climate, environmental and demographic change and the increasing frequency and impact of extreme weather.
Publish Date: 6 September 2021
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has allocated CHF 2.4 million to the WMO Global Hydrometry Support Facility (WMO HydroHub) to fund Phase II, which was officially launched on 1 September.
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
Over the last decade, the scientific community has come to realize the important impacts of airborne dust on climate, human health, the environment and various socio-economic sectors.