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WMO Forum: Social and Economic Applications and Benefits of Weather, Climate, and Water Services

 

The WMO Forum: Social and Economic Applications and Benefits of Weather, Climate, and Water Services was established in 2007 as a successor to the WMO Task Force on Socio-Economic Applications of Meteorological and Hydrological Services. The aim was to expand the scope of the Task Force and to provide WMO with recommendations and guidance for assisting the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to more fully assess the socio-economic benefits of weather, climate and water information for a wide range of user communities, and to enhance the provision of such services.  The Forum includes a wide membership base and mandate. The Forum is chaired by Dr. Donald Wilhite, Director, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, U.S.A. The Forum members have extensive experience in the application of weather, climate, and water services to either the public and/or other users, including agriculture, health, energy, economic aspects of weather and related services, and hazard risk management.

Useful links for more information:

Presentations on Socio-economic Applications 

Decision Support Tools

Case Studies

Meeting Report for first meeting of the Task Force.

Meeting Report for the Second Meeting of the Task Force on Socio-Economic Applications of Meteorological and Hydrological Services (Geneva, Switzerland 11-13 July 2007)

 
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