Developing countries vulnerable to extreme flooding, drought, and other impacts of climate change need reliable, accurate climate information and data in order to protect their economies and communities. Hydro-meteorological and climate services (HCS) are essential to more informed decision making, contributing directly to resilience and enabling critical adaptation measures like disaster relief management, early warning systems, and agricultural extension systems. The climate vulnerability of many poor countries is exacerbated by HCS in desperate need of modernization and expansion.

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