A virtual webinar was organized on 12 November 2021 for the on-going Distance Learning Course in Hydrology I: Basic Hydrological Sciences for professionals working in hydrological modelling and forecasting
in countries of Volta Basin (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Togo). The distance learning course taken by 77 Participants (working in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, Civil protection, disaster management, water resources, academic and research institute etc) of the Volta Basin countries, was carried out under the framework of the Volta Basin flood and drought management
(VFDM) project which is funded by the Adaptation Fund
and implemented by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the >Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and the Global Water Partnership- West Africa (GWP-WA) with technical support of the COMET® Program.>
The above course was designed to meet the needs of forecasters or professionals who do not have formal training in hydrology, but work with hydrological and meteorological data and modelling, particularly in flood forecasting. The course (in English and French) is intended to provide an understanding of ground, surface, and atmospheric forms of water, and will prepare the participants for study in hydrologic methods and forecasting.
The course will be completed with a submission of the Assignment by the participants and they will receive a certificate of completion from the project team (WMO, VBA and GWP-WA).