Lake Chad-HYCOS

WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Starting
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Nigeria
Regions: Region I: Africa
Project Partners:Lake Chad Bassin Commission (LCBC), WMO
Contact: WMO HydroHub


The objective of the Lake Chad-HYCOS project, which is yet to be funded is to provide the Lake Chad Basin Commission and its member countries with resources, tools and skills to efficiently monitor and manage their water resources. A network of national hydrological observing systems providing coherent quality information, transmitted in almost real time to national and regional databases will be established. Furthermore, the technical and institutional capacities of the NMHSs will be strengthened in the area of hydrological data collection and processing, responding to the needs of end users through the provision of relevant hydrological information.