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The WMO Sand and Dust Storm Project was initiated in 2004 and its Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) was launched by the Fifteenth World Meteorological Congress in 2007.
Established in 1950, WMO recognizes the need to continuously adapt to a rapidly changing world. The need for regular reform is being driven by environmental degradation, resource constraints, increased competition, technological advances, and other forces. The goal for WMO is to remain fit-for-purpose and to become more and more nimble and cost-effective.
Publish Date: 24 May 2019
The space-based observing system is essential to the generation of weather, water and climate-related services and supports decision-making in key socio-economic areas. The number and capabilities of operational satellites that are part of this space-based observing system is growing and will continue to expand in the future.
Publish Date: 17 May 2019
The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanization, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum on disaster risk reduction.
The Technical Coordination Committee shall ensure the coordination between these bodies and shall provide the necessary analytical information to inform Executive Council decisions on technical matters. The Committee shall oversee...
This restructuring of the Organization will enhance proactive regional engagement and capacity development. In our response to the growing global demand for weather, climate and water expertise, the reform provisions assure that no Member is left behind. Below are the Terms of Reference for the new entities that EC recommended to Congress as well as the amendments recommended to the Terms of Reference of Regional Associations.
Terms of Reference of the Policy Advisory Committee Maintaining awareness of global trends and external drivers that affect Members and the long-term vision-setting of the Organization Improving and aligning the...
South-East Europe has experienced a significant number of severe meteorological and hydrological events in recent years. Heavy precipitation has caused floods and landslides. Droughts have increased the incidence of forest...
Start date28 November 2018
End date29 November 2018
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Documents: Doc 1.2(1): Agenda (as of 19 November 2018) Doc 1.2(2): Annotated Agenda (as of 27 November 2018) Doc 1.3: Work Schedule and Documentation Plan (as of 26 November 2018)...