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Activities of the WMO Hydrological Coordination Panel (HCP) relevant for GRDC

The eighteenth session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) with the intention of supporting the Strategic Plan of WMO, adopted the restructuring of the eight technical commissions into two, namely, the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission or INFCOM) and the Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications (Services Commission or SERCOM). The activities of the former Commission for Hydrology (WMO-CHy) are now spread across INFCOM and SERCOM.

The WMO Hydrological Assembly has been established as an open Committee of Congress to make recommendations to Congress and relevant constituent bodies on matters related to hydrology, and the Hydrological Coordination Panel (HCP) supporting the Hydrological Assembly.

Eighteenth WMO Congress (Cg-18) decided on Hydrological Assembly and Hydrological Coordination Panel (HCP)

The eighteenth session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) with the intention of supporting the Strategic Plan of WMO, adopted the restructuring of the technical commissions into two, namely, the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission or INFCOM) and the Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications (Services Commission or SERCOM).

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Eighteenth WMO Congress (Cg-18) adopted the restructuring of the technical commissions

WMO Congress (Cg-18) adopted the restructuring of the technical commissions into two, namely, the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission or INFCOM) and the Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications (Services Commission or SERCOM).

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Eighteenth WMO Congress (Cg-18) approves Draft Resolution 5.3(2)/1 (Cg-18) “Major hydrological Initiatives”

On 10 June 2019 WMO Congress “decides (amongst others) that the following ongoing hydrological activities and systems …. are fundamental pillars that support the WMO Strategic Plan and its further development.”

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Eighteenth WMO Congress (Cg-18) endorses Manual, Matrix and Catalogue of the “High Quality Global Data Management Framework for Climate (HQ-GDMFC)”

As part of the High Quality Global Data Management Framework for Climate (HQ-GDMFC), an International Expert Group on Climate Data Modernisation (IEG-CDM) with experts from various disciplines developed an approach for reviewing and cataloguing trusted datasets for informing on key climate indicators.

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WMO Secretary-General congratulates Germany on successfully operating GRDC over the last 30 years.

In a letter to Mr. Gerhard Adrian, President of the Deutscher Wetterdienst and Permanent Representative of Germany to WMO, WMO Secretary-General Mr. Petteri Taalas expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Germanys past support to WMO’s water related activities at the Federal Institute of Hydrology.

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WMO Commission for Hydrology, CHy-15 session: results relevant to the activities of the GRDC

The 15th Session of the Commission for Hydrology (CHy) was held from 07 – 13 December 2016 in Rome, Italy. 140 representatives from 57 WMO member countries and 11 international organisations attended. Results relevant to the activities of the GRDC are briefly summarized.

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WMO Secretary General thanks Germany for the constant support

The WMO Secretary General thanks Germany for the constant support for WMO's water-related programs.

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WMO Congress XVII supports the GRDC

At its 2015 gathering, WMO Congress recognized the continued support of the government of Germany to the GRDC over the past 27 years and called on Members to continue to improve the provision of streamflow data to the GRDC. Congress reaffirms Resolution 25 (Cg-XIII) as an essential cornerstone in the efforts to seamlessly address weather, climate and water issues from scientific research to policy development and operational implementation and Congress urges Member States to comply with Resolution 25 (Cg-XIII, 1999) and thus to jointly address the challenges societies face with regard to climate change and the consequences of global changes.

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