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GEO 2016 transitional Work Program

 

Water Cycle Capacity Building

Activity ID: 15

Overview

The needs being addressed in this activity are primarily training needs with training events being held regularly especially in Asia but also in Latin America. In Asia and Africa the efforts also include the development and implementation of tools through the AWCI, AfWCCI, TIGER and SERVIR systems. This activity provides information on new technologies, low cost systems, personal and institutional capacity building, development of collaborations and projects in the use of new technologies.

Leads and contributors

The Lead is by Angelica Gutierrez-Magness (NOAA).
Partners include USA (NOAA, NASA, USAID), Japan (JICA, University of Tokyo), Chile (Universidad de la Serena), Colombia (Escuela Naval Almirante Padilla, IDEAM, National University), Mexico (University of Baja California - UBC), Argentina (Universidad Nacional del Sur-Bahia Blanca), APN, European Space Agency, European Commission, Canada (IISD), ESA, IEEE, UNESCO, the Netherlands (ITC), Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Viet Nam.
Contributors for CIEHLYC: Angelica Gutierrez-Magness (angelica.gutierrez@noaa.gov);  Eduardo Santamaria (santamaria@uabc.edu.mx ); Jorge Pierini (jpierini@criba.edu.ar ); Ricardo Cabezas (rcabezasc@gmail.com); Ricardo Quiroga (hquiroga@ideam.gov.co); Capitán Nelson Murillo Gomez (jdfof@enap.edu.co).
Contributors for WCI: Toshio Koike, UTokyo/ICHARM, Japan, tkoike@hydra.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp, Chu Ishida, JAXA, Japan, ishida.chu@jaxa.jp, Ghulam Rasul, PMD, Pakistan, rasulpmd@gmail.com, S.B. Weerakoon, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, sbweera@gmail.com, So Im Monichoth, MOWRAM, Cambodia, monichoth@gmail.com; Dang Ngoc Tinh, NCHMF, MONRE, Vietnam, tinhdangngoc@fpt.vn; Syahril Badri Kusuma, ITB, Indonesia, msbadrik@yahoo.com;  Flaviana Hilario, PAGASA, Philippines, fhilarioph@yahoo.com;  Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Myanmar, dg.dmh@mptmail.net.mm;  Felix Mutua, JKUAT, Kenya, fnmutua@jkuat.ac.ke

 

2016 Activities

  • Water Cycle Integrator (WCI)
    • Continue development of WCI workbenches under the leadership of the University of Tokyo (DIAS) and JAXA in further AWCI countries and seeking ODA support for such activities.
    • Continue capacity building activities for maximizing utilization of DIAS data and tools (training workshops and courses).
    • Pursuing ODA proposals for system developments in AfWCCI countries/basins and expanding DIAS datasets and functions to cover African region.
    • Improving and expanding DIAS tools for Water-Climate workbenches (CMIP5 GCM output data analysis tool).
    • GEO for the Millennial Generation. This is a pilot project sponsored by the University of La Serena (Chile) and seeks the incorporation of remote sensing activities into High School education. Ricardo Cabezas-Cartes, CIEHLYC’s co-chair is the leader of this activity.
    • GEO-CIEHLYC coordinates some of the training activities for GEONETCast.  Countries acquiring the system provide funding and in-kind contributions.

    2016 Resources

    There is no separate funding for these activities although JICA and APN have supported some of the training activities in Asia, USAID and NASA have supported the implementation of SERVIR systems, and Colombia has supported the implementation and training of GEONETCast in the country.  The GEO Secretariat has provided the necessary support for the Webinars. NASA, NOAA, the GEOSec, and government organizations of the Americas Caucus have provided funding and in-kind contributions for CIEHLYC’s activities.
    The University of La Serena-Chile sponsors the Millennia’s generation project, which includes travel expenses for 5 international trainers. 
    For the Water Cycle Integrator (WCI) there is in-kind contribution from the following organizations: (1) MEXT, Japan (support to DIAS); (2) JICA SATREPS program (Myanmar);  (3) JAXA – in kind – satellite data and associated services; and (4)  UTokyo – in kind – expertise, tool development, training courses.

    Additional activities for 2016

    No one identified yet.

    Future Plans

    In 2017, CIEHLYC plans to have the third Water-Cycle Capacity Building week again in Latin America; location to be determined. Activities to obtain the necessary funding will start on mid 2016.
    The future plans for (WCI) are mainly to continue in development of WCI workbenches and flood early warning systems based on WCI principles in AWCI countries and AfWCCI basins. The intention is to seek ODA support for such implementation and provide continued education services on the DIAS capabilities and promoting its exploitation.

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