Accurate and reliable data are essential for formulating integrated water resources management strategies. To assist countries in maintaining their systems for acquiring water-related information and for disseminating it to decision-makers and various stakeholders, WMO developed the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) programme. It supports Members, especially developing countries, in establishing an accurate, timely and accessible knowledge base for the sustainable development of their freshwater resources.
Warning systems are vital for protection against ocean-generated natural hazards such as natural disasters, tsunamis and hurricane-induced storm surge. WMO works with its partners to improve these warning systems in all parts of the world.
WMO provides services in support of the safety of life and property at sea, protection of the marine environment and the efficient management of marine resources, based on the timely collection and distribution of marine meteorological and oceanographic data.
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