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Are you interested in Hydrometeorology? Here’s a funded workshop slated for December!

Tap waterIsrael’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) announced an Advanced Hydrometeorology Workshop, which will take place in Israel from the 2nd to the 12th of December 2013.

The course, which is the product of a partnership among MASHAV,  Israel Meteorological Service and World Meteorological Organisation, solely targets participants from meteorological and hydrological institutes.

Also see Mashav's brochure for the course Advanced Methods for Increasing Dairy Yield:  Small & Large Ruminants.

In announcing the call for applications, the course administrators said candidates will be allocated with the assistance of the World Meteorological Organization only.

The workshop will cover topics in accordance with the concept of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), where water is one of the four key areas selected by the High Level Taskforce of GFCS.

A course advert says many of the methodologies and techniques developed in Israel over the years could be used to support development and improvement of existing and planned water resources management systems in other parts of the world. This is being emphasized as Israel has successfully developed an efficient Water Management System, despite its inherent water scarcity, growing population demands and the impacts of climate change and variability.

These methodologies and techniques will be presented to the participants in a combination of classroom lectures, discussions, exercises, demonstrations, field trips and round-table discussions.

The course seeks to:

a)    To discuss the effects of climate change on aspects of the hydrological water cycle and availability of water resources.
b)    To demonstrate modern Hydrometeorological Techniques and methods for efficient water resources management.
 Main Workshop Content

Precipitation measurements:

Observational Network

Data Management and Quality Control

Data Analysis:



Statistical Analysis of Extreme Events

Precipitation Prediction:

Nowcasting and short Term Forecasting

Seasonal and Climate Prediction

Water Resources and Management:

Statistical Analysis (Droughts, water levels in water reservoirs, etc.)

Rainfall – Runoff Relationship

Soil and Water Conservation

Role of Rain Radar in Flash Flood Management

  Participation cost

  • The airfare cost should be covered by the participant, by his/her employer, or by the granting institution.
  • The total cost of lodging at full board for single in a double room during the duration of the workshop, including tuition fees and field trips transportation will amount to app. 200$ per day (inc. insurance).


Scholarships, covering accommodations at full board (two persons per room) during the duration of the workshop, tuition fees and field trip transportation will be provided by the Government of Israel – MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation  for suitable applicants from developing countries only.


The Advanced Workshop is designed primarily for meteorological staff of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services engaged and interested in application of advanced Hydrometeorological methodologies and techniques of water resources management.


The workshop will be held in English. A working knowledge of English is mandatory.

Training Staff

The workshop will be conducted by senior staff of the IMS/WMO RTC Bet Dagan and other Institutes having extensive knowledge and experience in Climatology, Hydrology and Meteorology in Israel and elsewhere. Invited guest lecturers will also participate in providing and sharing their knowledge and experience in specific fields of expertise.


Interested candidates are requested to complete the Participant Application Form for the workshop and return it directly to RTC Bet-Dagan, Israel Meteorological Service, P.O. 25 Bet-Dagan 50250 Israel, to or to not later than the 15 October 2013.

Caribbean applicants are advised that CARDI is prepared to support applications from the region, but says it cannot guarantee that any application will be accepted or that funding from MASHAV will be available. CARDI’s support is non-financial.

Also see Mashav’s brochure for the course Advanced Methods for Increasing Dairy Yield:  Small & Large Ruminants.

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