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Publish Date: 22 December 2020
David Grimes, who was WMO President from 2011 to 2019, has been recognized with one of Canada’s top civilian honours. Mr Grimes was named as a Member of the Order of Canada for his “outstanding leadership in meteorology and for his pioneering development of a global strategy on climate change and disaster-risk preparedness.”
Publish Date: 19 November 2020
World Toilet Day on 19 November is a United Nations Observance that raises awareness of the importance of safely managed sanitation and the fact that 4.2 billion people currently have no access to this.
Publish Date: 27 October 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and World Meteorological Organization have signed an agreement to increase and improve the automated reporting of meteorological data by commercial aircraft.
Publish Date: 23 October 2020
The South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early warnings for a major natural hazard in one of the world’s most populated regions.
Publish Date: 21 September 2020
WMO and 20 partners have held the kick-off meeting to launch FOCUS-Africa - Fully Optimized User Centric Climate Services Value Chain for Southern Africa - a four-year 7 million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission.
Meteoworld : April 2020
Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water needed for basic human needs, thus undermining enjoyment of the basic rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for billions of people, warns the latest UN World Water Development Report. The authors call on States to make more concrete commitments to address the challenge.
Publish Date: 10 July 2020
Unusually heavy monsoon rainfall and flooding is affecting India and neighbouring South Asian countries, as well as China and Japan. This has caused major disruption, displacement and loss of life, and once again highlighted the importance of national meteorological and hydrological services in protecting public safety.
Publish Date: 3 July 2020
Climate change impacts are affecting water availability and are exacerbating the damages floods and drought cause worldwide. Climate related water action is a key for bringing us back on track to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all and to sustain a healthy environment.
Publish Date: 27 April 2020
The 2020 rainy season for the Sudanian and Sahelian zones is expected to be wetter than average. Indeed, above average rainfall amounts relative to the 1981-2010 period are expected over the entire Sahelian strip.