Face-to-face and Distance Learning Trainings address specific technical expertise deficits, especially those identified at the regional level.
- NMHSs: to improve and sustain technical expertise of their staff
- Regions: to address the lack of locally available trainings
The results of the WMO Hydrology Survey 2020 highlight the limited knowledge and qualifications of NMHS staff, especially pertaining to rapidly transforming technologies. The Survey results also reconfirmed the lack of basic hydrological trainings available in many countries. Access to trainings is an important factor in ensuring the sustainability of NMHS operations. In view of this, the WMO HydroHub supports NMHSs and other monitoring organizations in the design and implementation of training opportunities related to hydrological data collection, management and sharing.
Topics for trainings will be selected to respond to the most pressing NMHSs needs, with preference given to common challenges identified across a range of NMHSs – for example, a general lack of capability to deploy acoustic discharge monitoring techniques amongst a set of NMHSs sharing a transboundary basin. Across all trainings, the focus will be placed on exploring the possibilities provided by cost-effective innovative approaches and/or technologies.