The critical need for hydrological observations in support of water resources management, particularly during extreme events, has transformed traditional methods of hydrological data management. This transformation has given rise to a framework of e-monitoring the hydrological cycle, the aim of which is to improve understanding of the nature of water.
New trends in data science, coupled with increasing technological evolution, make the new generation of data systems more agile and responsive to the needs and expectations for efficient and effective data sharing and service delivery.
The WMO Hydrological Observing System (WHOS) was designed around the integration of observations, data exchange, research, data processing, modelling and forecasting, in such a way that societal needs for disaster risk reduction, improved sustainability of environmental resources, climate resilience and economic growth can be effectively met. With its implementation of conceptual functionalities for sustainable data management, the WHOS operational architecture is hydrology’s system for the future.
Two regional WHOS prototypes located in the La Plata Basin in South America (WHOS-Plata) and in the Arctic Region (WHOS-Arctic) are now operational.
WHOS Community site is accessible here.
Webinar Concept Note & Agenda
The webinar concept note & agenda are available here.
Watch the recording of the WHOS webinar
00:11:52 WMO HydroHub
00:16:51 Importance of data interoperability (Presentation.pdf)
00:27:24 Introduction – WHOS as a hydrological contribution to WIS/WIGOS (Presentation.pdf)
00:40:33 Discovery and Access Broker technology (Presentation.pdf)
00:53:08 WHOS Community site and Web Portals
01:01:50 WHOS implementation in the La Plata basin (Presentation.pdf)
01:11:08 WHOS implementation in the Arctic basin (Presentation.pdf)
01:19:59 Leveraging the WHOS Plata Broker (Presentation.pdf)
01:25:18 Arctic hydrological modelling and data assimilation (Presentation.pdf)
01:36:48 Questions & Answers