WMO Launches HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management

© WMO17 June 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in cooperation with 20 partner institutions, launched the HelpDesk for Integrated Flood Management (IFM HelpDesk) during the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IFM HelpDesk will provide demand-driven guidance to all countries working on integrated flood management policy, strategy and development.

The IFM HelpDesk is designed for use by stakeholders in the fields of water resource management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The potential users include national, regional and local agencies, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, river basin organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, community-based organizations and other flood management practitioners and planners. [WMO Press Release][IFM HelpDesk]