3.4    Rapporteur on Climate and Water (to liaise with CHy)


3.4.1  Rapporteur 3.4 : Nakaegawa Tosiyuki*, Japan

NB : * will also serve as the CCl representative to the Steering Committee for WCP-Water


3.4.2 Terms of Reference for R3.4

Note that in the General Summary Text of the proceedings of the fourteenth session of the Commission for Climatology (3-10 November 2005, Beijing China) it is noted (item 11.2.6(g)) that the Terms of Reference are broad, long-term goals that constitute a framework to guide the work of the Expert Team (ET), and that each ET will set workplans with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART) goals consistent with that framework (see 4.4.3 below)


(a)     To build strong linkages with relevant hydrology initiatives of CHy that are not covered by the mandate of the WCP-Water Programme;

(b)     To serve as CCl representative on the Steering Committee for WCP-Water;

(c)     To review relevant methods developed for the use of climate prediction (seasonal to interannual) and projections of climate change in water resource management and develop Guidelines on better integration of climate information to support decision-making for the water sector;

(d)     To address climate and hydrological issues and associated hazards (droughts, floods etc);

(e)     To develop joint training initiatives and development of curricula;

(f)      To develop networks for cooperation for countries where water and climate are handled by different agencies;

(g)     To incorporate the WMO cross-cutting themes (on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Space/GEO and Least Developed Countries) into planning and activities of this position, and to collaborate as needed with experts (across all related disciplines) in other CCl ETs, in ETs of other WMO Technical Commissions, and in relevant external Organizations;

(h)     To provide guidance on, and make recommendations for, the design and conduct of specific demonstration and pilot projects, including the calculation of cost/benefits and value of climate predictions from the user point of view;

(i)      To explore, document and make recommendations for addressing the needs for capacity building in each region, pertinent to this topic;

(j)      To submit reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG chair and/or Management Group.