WMO Regional Association VI strengthens interregional and institutional cooperation with the Intergovernmental Council for Hydrometeorology of Commonwealth of Independent States
Effective partnerships are crucial to close the hydromet capacity gap.
25 years ago, World Meteorological Organization concluded Working Arrangements with the Intergovernmental Council for Hydrometeorology of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS ICH).
To mark this event, and in support of the regional associations reform process, on invitation of the Regional Association VI, Mr Levon Azizyan, the Chairperson of the Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology nominated chairs of the relevant working groups of the CIS Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology to become core members of RA VI working groups and / or vice-chairs of the RA VI Working Groups on Observations, Services and Research, and other bodies of WMO RA VI.
Furthermore, on the recommendations of WMO Regional Association VI regarding the development and implementation of the Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) for Central Asia and the South Caucasus, an interregional working group was established to further develop the project proposal.
The existing interregional activities will benefit from a reinforced expertise. Therefore, it is expected that new interregional activities on WIGOS, WIS, GDPFS and GMAS could be launched and supported. This could address the data exchange and data quality issues.
WMO Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Council for Hydrometeorology, facilitates the process for strengthening interregional and institutional cooperation and bridging the interregional collaboration gap.