Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop

FFGS Global Workshop 2019 Group picture

Since the implementation of the FFGS, more than 50 % of the countries have, for the first time, access to real time products that enable them to issue timely and accurate flash flood warnings and make rapid assessments of the potential of flash floods, allowing for rapid mobilization of response agencies.

As of November 2019, the FFGS covers 67 countries with a population of approximately 3 billion people.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the National Weather Service (U.S. NWS)of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) is organizing a Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop.
The goal of the Global Workshop is to bring together the users of the regional and national FFG Systems to build a roadmap on maintaining the sustainability of operations for FFGS.