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Start date9 September 2019
End date13 September 2019
Location: Nadi, Fiji
Start date4 November 2019
End date9 November 2019
Location: Saint Denis, La Reunion
Start date30 September 2019
End date4 October 2019
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Based on the recommendations of the Joint WMO-IOC Consultation Group on the Reform of JCOMM (Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology) established by WMO Executive Council-70 and IOC EC-51 in June 2018, Congress 18, through Resolution 9 (Cg-18), and the 30th IOC Assembly, through Resolution XXX-2, established the Joint WMO-IOC Collaborative Board.
WMO is uniquely positioned and recognized as the United Nations authoritative technical agency for weather, climate and operational hydrology. The expertise of WMO hydrological community supports Members in their efforts to develop solutions for water management, disaster risk reduction, agriculture, ecosystems management and restoration, navigation, hydropower and transboundary water management.
Eight WMO Technical Commissions are transitioning to two Technical Commission following approval of a Constituent Bodies Governance Reform by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (June 2019). The Executive Council (EC) Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) will act as a two-way interface between EC and the technical commissions, the Research Board, and other relevant bodies.
Publish Date: 12 July 2019
Unusually hot and dry conditions in parts of the northern hemisphere have been conducive to fires raging from the Mediterranean to – in particular – the Arctic. Climate change, with rising temperatures and shifts in precipitation patterns, is amplifying the risk of wildfires and prolonging the season.
The Commission for Hydrology (CHy) addresses basic hydrological observation networks, water resources assessment, flood forecasting and warning, flood and drought management and adaptability to climate variability and change and promotes the exchange of technology and capacity building.