WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Completed
Funding: About 8,788,000.00 CHF (7,600,000.00 EUR)
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
Regions: Region I: Africa
Donors: African Water Facility (AWF), French Development Agency (AFD)
Project Partners: African Center of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD), AGRHYMET, French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Niger Basin Authority (NBA), WMO
Contact: Project website

The objective of the Niger-HYCOS project was to establish a system of useful information on water resources at the basin level fed with recent, high-quality data easily accessible to all user groups, with a particular emphasis on the use of the the newest communication tools provided by the emerging internet technology. The project aimed at strengthening technical and institutional capacity within the NMHSs of the partner Countries, enhance hydrological observing networks, in particular by making use of a range of telemetering technology, encourage the development of national and regional databases and data exchange, promote regional cooperation and organize appropriate professional training programmes.