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Publish Date: 7 March 2018
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed at UN Headquarters in New York for talks which included the state of the global climate.
Publish Date: 15 March 2018
A Fundamental Shift is Needed to Avert Devastating Consequences, Says High Level Panel on Water New York, 14 March― A High Level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor has issued a New Agenda for Water Action calling for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG6, can be achieved. This follows a 2-year mandate to find ways to accelerate solutions to the urgent water crisis.
Publish Date: 26 March 2018
The WMO Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) is holding a special technical conference to brainstorm on future directions on data, infrastructure and service issues. This guidance is necessary because technology and science is advancing quickly, and WMO and its Members need to respond rapidly to changes in order to continue to improve weather, climate and water operations and services.
Publish Date: 4 May 2018
Urgent action is needed to address water-related disasters which accounted for 90% of the 1,000 most severe disasters that have occurred since 1990, according to the final outcome document – Making Every Drop Count - of the High Level Panel on Water, issued in March to kick off the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development.
Publish Date: 23 August 2017
The Second Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology has reaffirmed its political will to support sustainable weather, climate, ocean and water services in the region. The meeting was held on 18 August in Honiara, Solomon Islands and attended by 18 government ministers or their representatives, and 170 participants. It was organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Government of the Solomon Islands.
Publish Date: 17 August 2017
On 14 August 2017, the Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) issued its first flood early warning for the country’s south and southeast regions. The following day, meteorological satellite images verified that AMD’s forecast was accurate: a devastating flood had occurred in Khost province.
Publish Date: 11 November 2016
Hydro-climate services are essential because water lies at the heart of climate change adaptation. Improved water management will provide better adaptation possibilities in the food security, health, energy, disaster risk reduction and energy sectors.
Publish Date: 23 March 2016
The theme of the 2016 World Meteorological Day, on 23 March, is Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future.
Publish Date: 22 March 2016
WMO joins the international community in celebrating World Water Day 22 March. The theme this year is Water and Jobs Roughly 40% of the world’s jobs are directly linked to water. Together with the jobs that depend on water indirectly, about 80% of the world’s economic activity is water related. Water is a major job creator, but at the same time, the absence of water of good quality is a major threat to jobs.