[Sdi-latinamericacaribbean] World Bank/NOAA agreement for projects in Latin America to cope with climate change
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Mon Mar 31 08:28:54 EDT 2008
World Bank/NOAA agreement for projects in Latin America to cope with climate change
WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) - Assistance for developing countries to manage water resources, combat drought, and measure climate change will be forthcoming under a new agreement signed by the World Bank and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.
The new agreement will serve as an umbrella for future projects like the one NOAA's National Weather Service is discussing with the city of Medellin, Colombia, to install a reliable flash flood guidance system.
Future projects may include establishing high altitude mountain climate surface observing stations in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
Also under discussion is the possibility of developing water resources and drought management projects in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Marine environment ecosystem observations in the Caribbean may be expanded to see how climate change affects small fish that live in deep water.
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