Operational Global and Regional Hydrological Modelling Community

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Key words:

hydrological modelling, capacity development, community building


Establishing a community of people and organisations for developing, enhancing and applying global and regional hydrological models in an operational mode: - To improve the knowledge about the status and outlook of the available water resources (taking into account surface and subsurface water, along with snow and ice) under a changing climate. -To support the operational capacity of countries, regions and underpin the foundation of policy making, on a global scale.


Name of Focal Point

Sulagna Mishra

Email of Focal Point




Activity Outcomes

Apply and improve operational models, tools and platforms on a regional and global scale to:
1. Assess current water availability
2. Produce (sub-) seasonal hydrological outlooks
3. Generate decadal hydrological outlooks under climate change

Estimated Activity Milestones

Launch, Testing and study, Operational

Current Partners

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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Modelling, Data and information sharing
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.