15th session of the WMO's Commission for Hydrology & HydroExpoRome 2016
The 15th session of the Commission for Hydrology (CHy) of WMO (World Meterological Organization) took place in Rome from 7 to 13 December 2016. The Commission addresses basic hydrological observation networks, water resources assessment, flood forecasting and warning, flood and drought management, adaptability to climate variability and change and promotes the exchange of technology and capacity building. The outcomes of CHy deliberations provide guidance to WMO Member countries and WMO Secretariat for the implementation of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme.
The event, which reunited the international meteorological and hydrological community in Rome, was a valuable opportunity to highlight the role and peculiarities of Italy in this field. Italy’s strength lies in technological progress and in the close collaboration between the meteorological and hydrological services and the Civil Protection authorities, but also the presence in Italy of industrial flagships in the field.
During the general meeting of the Committee it was held the election of its governing bodies. Among the excellent results obtained by Italy there is the appointment of Eng. Silvano Pecora, current Head of Hydrography and Hydrology Area at ARPAE Emilia Romagna. Eng. Pecora will serve as Vice President of the Commission itself, in support of confirmed President Harry Lins (US).
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At the same time, and in the same premises as the CHy meeting, took place HydroExpoRome, an exhibition of instruments and equipment for meteorology and hydrology to which CAE has taken part, considering it an important showcase given the audience of field experts who were in attendance.