Andean countries: droughts and floods

Andean countries: droughts and floods

Title: Strengthening national and regional systems for monitoring and managing the risks of drought and floods in a context of climate change and desertification in the Andean countries

Brief description: The project objective is to reduce the social and economic impacts associated with floods and droughts by strengthening capacities and coordinating the regional, national and local institutions involved in the management of drought and flood risk in the countries of western South America.

Main results expected: 

  •  Strengthen regional and national climate services.
  •  Strengthen national systems for the management of disaster risks due to droughts and floods.
  •  Local information, early warning and drought and flood impact mitigation systems.

Countries involved: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. 

Lead entity: International Research Centre on El Niño (CIIFEN)

Project partners: 

  • Bolivia: National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (SENAMHI), Vice-ministry of Civil Defence.
  • Chile: Meteorological Directorate of Chile, National Irrigation Corporation, National Forestry Corporation, General Directorate of Water (DGA) of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP)
  • Colombia: Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM).
  • Ecuador: Ministry of the Environment, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI) and Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR). 
  • Peru: Ministry of the Environment, National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (SENAMHI), National Centre for the Estimation, Prevention and Reduction of Disaster Risk (CENEPRED).
  • Venezuela: Ministry of Popular Power and the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute (INAMEH).

Implementing agency: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)