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National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) are tasked with reducing the impact of weather-related hazards on communities and economies, while struggling with limited infrastructure -- particularly in developing countries. The changing climate continues to deliver significant weather challenges:

  • Stronger storms resulting in increased damage
  • Higher risk of drought, fires and floods
  • Increased heat waves and heavy precipitation
Establishing sustainable foundational weather observing networks in these countries creates weather infrastructure necessary for early warning of these hazards and serves as the baseline for climate-resilient development.

Climate Adaptation through Early Warning Systems

Earth Networks Early Warning System (EWS) is a structured program designed to strengthen limited weather infrastructures of developing countries. It provides:

  • End-to-end meteorological early warning technology
  • NMS modernization and capacity building
  • Strengthening of national adaptive capacity
  • Long-term sustainability planning and implementation

The Earth Networks EWS is fully integrated on large scale and provides NMHS with foundational technology for contributing to national climate resilience. It features real-time resolution and maximum reliability to enable NMHS to observe, inform and alert the public and other agencies to impending hazards.

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Transformational Program with Cross-Sector Impact

The goal of the Earth Networks EWS is to instill a transformative change to how NMHS organizations address climate change challenges, allowing them to strengthen into professional, robust NMHS organizations that are able to issue timely and relevant early warning and climate information:

Protection of Life and Property         Support the overall key mission of NMHS organizations
Disaster Risk Reduction Ability to automatically alert at the local level in real time
Agriculture/Food Security Early Warning of severe weather damage to agriculture production 
Flood and Drought Conditions Long-term rainfall totals in areas with no radar 
Water Resource Management Monitoring the impact of thunderstorms on water levels 
Energy/Hydropower Security Operational efficiency, power outage management and demand response 
Aviation Flight safety, air traffic control, ground crew safety at airports
NMHS Sustainable Operation Revenue from the provision of information to stakeholders


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