Capacity Assessment of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction: analysis of the 2006 WMO Disaster Risk Reduction Country-level Survey
In 2006, WMO conducted a national survey to benchmark existing capacities, gaps and needs of its Members for development of meteorological, hydrological and climate –related information to support disaster risk reduction. The national survey, addressed capacities of NMHSs to contribute to all aspects of disaster risk reduction including risk identification, sectoral planning, early warning system, education and knowledge sharing. Of the 187 members of WMO at the time, 139 (74%) countries participated in this survey.
The regional survey addressed regional capacities and partnerships that could be leveraged to support meteorological, hydrological and climate related information to countries, particularly those with the least resources.
The results of these surveys have been synthesized in this report.
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