WMO Strategic Priority: WIGOS and WIS, Capacity Development
Status: Completed
Funding: About 2,231,950.00 CHF (1,930,240.00 EUR)
Programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
Implementation in: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Togo
Regions: Region I: Africa
Donors:  African Water Facility (AWF), French Global Environment Facility (FFEM)
Project Partners: International Institut for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Volta Basin Authority (VBA), WMO
Contact: Jacob Waake Tumbulto, Project Manager. Telephone: +226 50 33 25 95; E-mail: jacob.tumbulto@2ie-edu.org


The objective of the Volta-HYCOS project was to develop a system of pertinent information on water resources on the Volta Basin, supplied with recent and quality data, with easy access, especially using the newest communication tools provided by the emerging internet technology. Therefore, the project consolidated the technical and institutional capacities of the NMHS in the partner countries, reinforced the hydrological observing networks, in particular through the use of different technological options remote data acquisition, promotion of the development of national and regional data bases and data exchange, fostering regional cooperation and organizing pertinent training programs.