Training for Operational Hydrology

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Key words:

training, certification, quality checking


Close the human capacity gap in operational hydrology by means of improved WMO training programmes, including distance learning courses on hydrometry, data management and data sharing for hydrologists worldwide.


Name of Focal Point

Maria Kosonen

Email of Focal Point
Training for Operational Hydrology



Activity Outcomes

1) Develop and update open modules for data and information 2) Training of trainers 3) Offer WMO certificate of quality for trained operational hydrologists

Estimated Activity Milestones

Courses and physical training facilities in place by 2023

Current Partners

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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Outreach and communications, Capacity development, Stakeholder networks

Activity number 2

Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.