Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Early Warning Services in the Pacific

The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of hydro-meteorological events and climate change. The island economies and livelihoods are regularly affected by hydro-meteorological hazards such as tropical cyclones, heavy rains, drought, sea level rise and storm surges.

With the desired impact of reduced loss of human life and reduced economic losses due to hydro-meteorological extreme events in the Pacific, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative has allocated US$ 2.5 million to this WMO-led project. The project works to build NMHSs capacities through ensuring necessary institutional framework and strategies are in place, modernizing forecasting facilities, enhancing service delivery, and implementing community based early warning systems.


The project is structured around three expected outcomes: 

  • Strengthened governance structures for regional centre and targeted NMHSs
  • Enhanced product development and accessibility to produce impact-based forecasts and risk-informed warnings of extreme hydro-meteorological events 
  • Improved service delivery 
US$ 2 500 000.00
WMO Strategic Priority:
  • Climate Resilience and Adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Reduction