The IGAD-HYCOS project is being executed in two phases, the preparatory phase (Phase I - one year) and implementation phase (Phase II - three years). The preparatory phase started in July 2011 and ended in June 2012. During Phase I, the setup of the basis for the field work was completed with all necessary logistic arrangements to enable a smooth start for the field implementation phase (Phase II).
THE FIELD IMPLEMENTATION PHASE (Click Here to Download Phase II Bronchure)
The IGAD-HYCOS Project will address this shortcoming by strengthening the regional capacity to provide hydrological data and information services. IGAD-HYCOS aims at supporting the establishment and enhancement of water resources information management system that provide water related data for water managers, planners, decision makers, scientists and the general public. For that purpose the implementation phase (Phase II) will focus on strengthening infrastructure for hydrological observations in the participating countries, water quality monitoring, regional co-operation and information exchange.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE FIELD IMPLEMENTATION PHASE
- The Implementation phase of the IGAD-HYCOS project consists of the following specific objectives:
i) To establish Regional Water Information System
ii) Strengthen Regional and National capacities of NHSs
As a result of the implementation of Phase II, it is expected to have in place a strong and powerful tool to help and assist participating countries in their socio-economic development plans. A Regional Water Information System will be operational and supported by modern Regional and National Databases. The activities during the implementation phase were classified under six main components:
Component 1: Establishing the IGAD Regional Centre for Water Management (IRCWM)
Component 2: Establishment of IGAD – HYCOS monitoring Network
Component 3: Development of Regional Database and enhancing National Databases
Component 4: Development of IGAD – HYCOS Web page
Component 5: Strengthen Regional and National capabilities for Water Resources Management
Component 6: Monitoring and Evaluation