VFDM provides training on impact-based flood forecasting products and the Integrated Bulletin

Côte d'Ivoire's economic capital hosted a training workshop for stakeholders from the Volta basin on impact-based flood forecasting products and the Bulletin integrated into the myDewetra-VOLTALARM platform. The event was held from 12 to 16 June 2023 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Water and Forests, who was represented at the official ceremony by Colonel Major Lucien KOUASSI, Director General of Forests and Wildlife of Côte d'Ivoire.

Also present were the Executive Secretary of GWP-WA, the Executive Director of VBA, the WMO Representative, the Coordinator of the VBA National Focal Structure and the Representative of the CIMA Foundation.

The workshop is part of the implementation of the VFDM Project and is the third in a series of regional workshops to enable the countries of the Volta Basin to take ownership of the VoltAlarm tool for forecasting and warning of floods and drought in the Volta Basin.

The workshops brought together forecasters from the hydrology, meteorology and civil protection services of the Volta Basin countries, the project's implementing partners (WMO, VBA and GWP-WA) and the regional institutions WASCAL, AGRYMETH and ECOWAS.