|Implementation Period:||February 2009 – June 2010|
|Level of Funding:||USD 110,000|
|Program Area:||Program Area 3: Support to NMHSs in Provision of Localized Hydro-Meteorological Risk Information|
The project aims to design and establish a basic 24/7 National Weather and Flood Forecasting and Warning Center in Bhutan, for providing reliable weather and flood forecasts for early warning of hydro-meteorological hazards. Key activities include the assessment of existing systems for weather and flood forecasting, and identification of capacity gaps; system design for weather and flood forecasting and warning; the development of GIS-based forecast products for Bhutan’s Hydro-Meteorological Services Division’s (HMSD) website; and training of HMSD staff in data collection and analysis, meteogram generation, and analysis of RIMES forecast products, among others.