World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS)

Système mondial d'observation du cycle de l'eau

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URL: http://www.whycos.org/

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Founded

1993

History

1993, when launched; becoming operational in stages. Implemented by B-XB3556 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO), modelled on F-XF9998 - World Weather Watch (WWW).

Aims

Work towards better understanding of the global hydrological cycle and its variability, and an improved knowledge of the status and trends of the world's freshwater resources; establish a global network of national hydrological observatories that provide information of consistent quality, transmitted in real or near real time to national, regional and global databases; strengthen the technical and institutional capacities of hydrological services to collect and disseminate hydro-meteorological data and information through the development of appropriate national water resources information systems, thereby facilitating their use for sustainable socio-economic development; facilitate regional and international cooperation and promote data sharing at the regional and global levels for scientific research in climate change and its impact on water-related issues; promote the use of information technology and space-based observations as a complementary mode of providing information on water-related issues by improving national and regional capacities; enhance cooperation among countries and hydrological services sharing regional water bodies by supporting and improving the availability, accuracy and dissemination of hydrological data and information.

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Structure

WHYCOS International Advisory Group (WIAG) ensures worldwide operational linkage among HYCOS components.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

UIA Org ID

XF4622

Last News

2011

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