Development of flood forecast technology in Bangladesh

Implementation Period: March 2006 – June 2009
Countries: Bangladesh
Donor: USAID
Level of Funding: USD 1,460,000
Program Area: Program Area 3: Support to NMHSs in Provision of Localized Hydro-Meteorological Risk Information
Project Status: Completed

Project Description:

The project developed climate, flood, and flashflood forecasting and application technologies, and transferred these to and built capacities of Government of Bangladesh institutions and professionals for operationalization. Key activities include the development and improvement of weather, climate, and flood forecast schemes of 1-6 days, 20-25 days, and 1-6 months lead times; the transfer of the above forecast technologies; development of localized forecast products for flashfloods and lengths of dry and wet spells within the monsoon season; the development and delivery of capacity building program for Bangladeshi scientists; and demonstrations through pilot projects of the end-to-end forecast generation and application system