WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Completed
Funding: About 3,464,000.00 CHF (3,000,000 EUR)
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago
Regions: Region IV: North America, Central America, Caribbean
Donors: European Union (EU), French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Regional Government of Martinique
Project Partners: European Union (EU), French Research Institute for Development (IRD), MétéoFrance, WMO
Contact: WMO HydroHub


The objective of the Carib-HYCOS project was to reduce the loss of human life and material damage caused by natural disasters, through the introduction of modern flood forecasting and warning systems, thus enhancing natural disaster mitigation capabilities. Furthermore, the project aimed at supporting sustainable development and integrated management of water, based on an improved knowledge base of water resources, both as regards quantity, quality and use, resulting in a strengthening of water management capabilities of participating countries.



  • Draft project document: Caribbean Hydrological Cycle Observing System - Support to Natural Disaster Prevention and Water Resources Management: Caribbean Islands Component (CIC/Carib-HYCOS);
  • Document de projet (CIC/CARAÏBE-HYCOS): Système d’observation du cycle hydrologique dans les Caraïbes - Aide à la prévention des catastrophes naturelles et à la gestion des ressources en eaux: composante des îles caraïbes;
  • Documento provisional del proyecto: Sistema de observación del ciclo hidrológico en el Caribe - Apoyo a la prevención de los desastres naturales y a la gestión de los recursos hídricos: Componente de las islas del Caribe (CIC) del Carib-HYCOS;
  • Video: Traditional measurement of discharge versus measurement of discharge using salt.