Ethiopia: Hydromet Services for Climate Resilient Economy

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 18:20

As an advocate of climate resilient green economy and a country with prolonged experience of natural disasters such as drought, Ethiopia more than ever needs effective and state-of-the-art hydromet system. Effective hydrological and meteorological services, known collectively as hydromet, provide real-time weather, water, early warning, and climate information and data critically needed for growth and sustainable climate-resilient development. Using these services, communities can be warned early to evacuate areas when disasters hit, businesses can make effective water-related decisions that affect their industry, and government agencies can effectively tackle climate change based on the latest information, according to the World Bank Group.