Fiji Times, 17th July 2018

SUVA, 16 JULY 2018 (UNDP) – Seventeen Pacific representatives travelled to Roorkee, India for a one-month intensive and specialized training as part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Climate Early Warning Systems in Pacific Island Countries Project.

The Climate Early Warning Systems in Pacific Island Countries Project is an initiative funded by the UN-India Development Partnership Fund and implemented by the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji with support from the Government of India. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was launched by Minister of State for External Affairs of India M.J. Akbar in June 2017 in New York for supporting South-South Cooperation.

Because the Pacific is exposed to extreme weather events such as tropical storms/cyclones, droughts, floods and heat waves, the project supports the provision of technical equipment and training of hydrologists and meteorologists to enhance their ability to monitor and use meteorology and hydrology data, for quality analysis, early warning and climate information dissemination.

The International Training Course on Hydrology, Water Resources Management and Climate Change will focus on several specific issues such as the hydro-met processes, the hydrological cycle, ground water systems, soil-water interactions and aquifer recharge opportunities.

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