The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network: Adrian R. Trotman Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology Creating a culture of rainfall monitoring to combat the negative impacts of climate extremes and future climate change. Caribbean Water Initiative (CARIWIN).
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Caribbean Basin Monitoring
Final precipitation status determined, by consensus, by a network of persons from different sectors, institutions and communities embracing the diversity in definitions and impacts of drought
Short term and seasonal rainfall forecasts to provide a projection of future drought (1 - 6 months possible)
Drought prediction and alerts based on the final Monitor Index and the PO.
Through the hydrometric stations and sensor data, monitor hydrological indicators, climate indicators...
Trend analyses of rainfall and temperature
Projection of future status (using precipitation forecasts and drought indices
Early warning information through CIMH website and networking with key agencies, governments
Build adaptation and response strategies to drought and flooding events – collaboration with a network of communities, researchers and decision makers
Developing robust drought and flood plans
…All toward MANAGING RISK
Caribbean Water Initiative (CARIWIN)