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

The WMO Secretary General congratulates Germany on 30 years successful operation of GRDC that was established at the Federal Institute of Hydrology in November 1988 and operates under the auspices of WMO. 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.
Furthermore he expressed his hope that a continued cooperation of WMO and the water related programs of the United Nations with GRDC together with the International Center for Water Resources and Global Change and GEMStat, also hosted by the Federal Institute of Hydrology, will bear tangible results for water management, climate services and sustainable development worldwide.

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