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Report n°4
1996 activities PRC REPORT


Montpellier, March 1996 - March 1997

(Rapport en anglais)

SUMMARY

1. WHYCOS OBJECTIVES
2. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR THE MED-HYCOS PROGRAMME
3. IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVES
4. ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN 1996
4.1. PRC activities
4.2. ICG meeting
4.3. Implementation of the immediate objectives
4.3.1. Objective 1: Implementation of the network of DCPs
4.3.1.1. Technical specifications of DCPs
4.3.1.2. Test and shipment of DCP
4.3.1.3. RTF1 training session, September-October 1996
4.3.2. Objective 2 : implementation of the Regional Data Base
4.3.3. Objective 3 : support for the national hydrological services
4.3.4. Objective 4 : creation of an information infrastructure
4.3.5. Objective 5 : implementation of a regional network for electronic communication
4.4. Summary of PRC expenses in 1996
4.5. WMO/ORSTOM agreement
5. PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR 1997
6. CONCLUSION

Annexes
Annex 1 : Status of the participation of the countries in the Med-Hycos project
Annex 2 : List of the Med-Hycos representatives
Annex 3 : Med-Hycos participants at the first ICG meeting (March 1996)
Annex 4 : Med-Hycos participants at the RTF1 meeting (September-October 1996)
Annex 5 : PRC expenses in 1996
Annex 6 : ORSTOM/WMO agreement
Annex 7 : Planned Med-Hycos activities up to March 1998
Annex 8 : Med-Hycos partners' e-mail addresses


1. WHYCOS OBJECTIVES

In 1993 the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), with the support of the World Bank, started to promote the development of a World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS). This global network of reference stations is being developed through regional components with the aim of promoting modern technologies and a regional approach to water related problems, by improving the capacities of the hydrological services and by encouraging co-operation between hydrologists.

The first regional component, called MED-HYCOS, concerns the riparian countries of the Mediterranean Sea with a possible extension to Black Sea as additional funds would be made available to the project. Another regional component is now being implemented in Southern Africa (SADC-HYCOS) with the financial support of the European Union and with WMO as the supervising agency and other components are at different levels of development such as AOC-HYCOS and Congo-HYCOS in West and Central Africa, SADC-HYCOS in southern Africa, CARIB-HYCOS for the Caribbean basin, IGAD-HYCOS for Eastern Africa, Nile-HYCOS for the Nile river basin and Baltic-HYCOS for the Baltic Sea basin.


2. Implementation strategy for the MED-HYCOS programme

The scientific and technical meeting organised in Montpellier, May 17-19, 1995, which was attended by representatives of WMO, the World Bank, participating countries and partner organisations, has accepted the offer from ORSTOM (the French Institute of Scientific Research for Development through Co-operation) to host the Pilot Regional Centre (PRC) at the AGROPOLIS scientific campus, in Montpellier, France.

The PRC is in charge of the co-ordination of the activities related to the implementation of the project during its start up period, from May 1995 to May 1998, and serves as a focal point of a dynamic network grouping the MED-HYCOS programme partners.

The PRC operates under the authority of the Regional Co-operation Group (RCG) composed of the representatives of the countries and the organisations involved in the programme. The RCG is responsible for the definition of strategic, technical and operational aspects of the program. The countries involved contribute to the success of the programme by their participation in activities for which their expertise and skill are well established.

The RCG has mandated the Initial Co-ordination Group (ICG) to help the PRC in its work. The ICG is presently composed of 7 countries :

  • Bulgaria,
  • France,
  • Italy,
  • Malta,
  • Rumania,
  • Spain,
  • and Tunisia
and 5 organisations :
  • WMO,
  • the World Bank,
  • FRIEND-AMHY (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data-Mediterranean and Alpine Regions),
  • MEDIAS-FRANCE ("Groupement d'Intérêt Public" federating the activities of the French research organisations for the global environment)
  • and ORSTOM.

3. Immediate objectives

An implementation strategy has been set up for the first three years of the programme (May 1995 - May 1998).

In March 1995, the Initial Co-ordination Group defined five immediate objectives and decided to create four working groups or Regional Task Forces (RTF) :

  • objective 1 : implementation of the Data Collecting Platforms (DCP) network for the acquisition and remote transmission of hydro-meteorological data (RTF 1),
  • objective 2 : design and implementation of the computerised regional data base (RTF 2),
  • objective 3 : support for the national hydrological services through the procurement of new equipment and the organisation of training sessions (RTF 3),
  • objective 4 : creation of an information infrastructure to facilitate communication and co-operation between countries and other programmes for development (RTF4),
  • objective 5 : implementation of a regional network for electronic communication.
Table 1 in Annex 1 lists the countries involved in the project and gives some information about their involvement.

Annexe 2 gives the list of the Med-Hycos national representatives.


4. Activities conducted in 1996

The PRC has organised two meetings in 1996, the first ICG meeting in March, and the RTF1 first meeting in September/October. Activities in 1996 were limited due to the late signature of the agreement between ORSTOM and WMO.

However, the PRC kept contact with most of the countries involved in the project and undertook a large number of activities connected with the commissioning, test, set up and shipment of the DCPs to countries, as well as the preliminary development of the regional data base and the implementation of the WEB site on INTERNET.

4.1. PRC activities

In 1996, the PRC was installed in the Lavalette building, offering a 100 m² office platform, with mainly a SUN computer, two microcomputers, a METEOSAT data reception station and a workshop for DCP testing and programming.

ORSTOM Staff involved

Six members of ORSTOM staff were at the disposal of PRC for varying periods in 1996 :

  • Marc Morell, hydrologist research engineer, project co-ordinator (2 months)
  • Manuelle Perraud-Rival, administrative secretary, in charge of the administrative work connected with the project (6 months)
  • Jacques Colombani, hydrologist, director of research, in charge of the international relations connected with the project (6 months)
  • Robert Gouyet, hydrologist researcher, designer and webmaster of the project INTERNET site (6 months)
  • François Chevenet, computer engineer, in charge of the development and implementation of the regional data base (4 months)
  • Pierre Marchand, electronic engineer, in charge of commissioning, test, set up and shipment of the DCPs, and involved in the training sessions (4 months)
Operation

In 1996, Marc Morell carried out three missions (Taormina, Beyrouth, Bucarest) and Jacques Colombani one mission (Damas), both providing opportunities for promoting the project :

  • Taormina (Sicilia), June 96 : contact with J-M Martin (Water Task Force, European Union)
  • Beyrouth (Lebanon), October 96 : contact with S. Catafago (Med-Hycos representative) and W. Najem (CNRS and Water Council)
  • Bucarest (Romania), November 96 : contact with M. Marinel Ioana, Director of the National Hydrometeorological Institute (INMH), M Stanescu and Liliana Fugaciu (INMH - Med-Hycos representative)
  • Damas (Syria), December 96 : contact with Minister of Irrigation Abdel Rhaman Madani, Vice Minister Barakhat Hadid and with ACSAD.

4.2. ICG meeting

The Initial Co-ordinating Group met in Montpellier in March 1996.

Countries represented :

  • Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, and Romania;
Organisations represented:
  • WMO, The World Bank, FRIEND-AMHY, MEDIAS-FRANCE and ORSTOM
Israel and the Palestinian Territories were also invited to attend (only Israel was represented) as well as the following organisations :
  • METEO-France, VERSEAU,
  • Regional Direction for the Environment , France
  • Montpellier District.
The list of participants is given in Annex 3.

A report of the meeting is available on INTERNET as "MED-HYCOS Initial Co-ordinating group, first meeting (Montpellier, 5-7 March 1997)".


4.3. Implementation of the immediate objectives

4.3.1. Objective 1: Implementation of the network of DCPs

The technologies selected for the Med-Hycos Project have already demonstrated their reliability by large telemetered networks in West Africa (for example, the World Health Organisation (WHO) with its the onchocercosis programme (OCP)). Remote transmission of the data via METEOSAT allows the remote monitoring of the equipment and real time availability of the data for the assessment and management of water resources.

PM 46 Data collecting platform
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4.3.1.1. Technical specifications of DCPs

In June 1995, the PRC proposed to RCG and to WMO (executive agency of the project) technical specifications for the Med-Hycos DCPs.

A manufacturer CEIS-TM (Toulouse, France) was selected to provide the first 20 DCPs.

The DCPs are equipped with «intelligent» sensors. They permanently measure water level, rainfall, air and water temperatures, and may be equipped with additional sensors (13 possibilities) to measure water quality variables (pH, turbidity, conductivity, etc.) and climate variables (humidity, solar radiation, wind, etc.). All these data are transmitted through METEOSAT satellite. Each country will receive in real time its own data measured by its own stations.

4.3.1.2. Test and shipment of DCP

A purchase order for 20 DCP was sent by WMO to CEIS-TM in February 1996. The DCPs were delivered the beginning of August 1996 and tested and set up at the PRC. In March 1997, 7 of them were sent to the following countries : Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey.

The second delivery, probably in May 97, may concern Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Malta, etc.

The other DCPs would be sent to the countries fulfilling the following conditions :

  • The country is eligible for World Bank funding
  • The project document has been be signed by the government
  • EUMETSAT application form has been transmitted to WMO
  • One technician of the country concerned has taken part in a training session for the operation and maintenance of the DCPs.
4.3.1.3. RTF1 training session, September-October 1996

A training session was organised for the operation and maintenance of the DCPs for 16 hydrologists from the following countries :

  • Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Moroco, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Romania and Ukraine.
The list of the participants is given in Annex 4. Participants are the members of the provisional RTF1.

Training began in Toulouse (CEIS-TM, 23 - 27 September 1996) and continued at the PRC in Montpellier (30 September - 4 October). The training enabled participants to present their organisation, the characteristics of their working environment , the equipment they were using and also the constraints limiting their activities.

The report on this meeting is available on INTERNET.


4.3.2. Objective 2 : implementation of the Regional Data Base

During the meeting of the Initial Co-ordinating Group, the PRC puts forward a proposal for a development project for the regional data base. The project, which was first evaluated by some members of the ICG, was then adopted.

The choice was made of a secured data base, resident on a work station, managed with SGBD ORACLE and interfaced with NETSCAPE so as to be available on an internal network and/or on INTERNET.

Initially only data collected by MED-HYCOS DCPs would be managed :

  • water level and discharge
  • rainfall
  • water temperature
  • air temperature.
Real time data from the MED-HYCOS network would be validated by the participating countries and transmitted ,as soon as possible on a regular basis, to the PRC. Historical data from the Mediterranean networks would be used with the real time Med-Hycos data, especially for the preparation of hydrological products. Additional information on catchment characteristics and on water resource management in the region would complement the data base.

The regional data base is shared between the MED-HYCOS partners, and, under certain conditions, will be made available to other users.

The dissemination system would connect the PRC with national agencies of participating countries and other regional and international data bases. The possibility to transfer data onto CD-ROM together with the results from regional hydrological studies is under consideration. A prototype of the data base : Hydro-Meteorological System (HMS) would be in two parts. The first part, the data base itself called Hydro-Meteorological Data (HMD) and the second one , the management software, called Hydro-Meteorological Tools (HMT). This prototype would be presented to the RTF2 members in June 1997.

For the moment, this task consists in the management and numerical/graphical processing of hydro-meteorological data via the World Wide Web (W3).

The W3-to-Database connectivity use the Tcl/Tk language as a basic programming environment, especially with the Tcl/Tk plugin, which enables a powerful Human-Machine interaction inside W3 documents.

The information system is based on :

  • the Oracle relational database management system (server side) dealing with hydro-meteorological data such as streamflow discharges, temperature, rainfall, and so on,
  • a Tcl applets (tclets) library (running on the client side) using the Tcl/Tk plugin and dealing with data edition, graphical representations for exploratory data analysis (Tukey, 1977) and statistical analysis.
Depending on user interaction, the tclets use the HTTP protocol for querying the database towards, OraTcl CGI scripts, OraTcl is a well known Tcl extension from T. Poindexter that provides access to a Oracle Database server, and, Tcl CGI scripts managing i/o C programs for multivariate analysis methods such as Principal Component Analysis.

At present, the MED-HYCOS information system is still under development, but the first results are decisive.

The Tcl/Tk plugin enables dynamic graphical methods inside W3 documents with good performances. These methods have two important properties : direct manipulation and instantaneous change (Becker, Cleveland & all, 1987).

The Tcl/Tk environment simplifies the system's architecture through its homogenization. For instance OraTcl instead of Pro*C for the SQL queries, Tcl instead of Perl and Tcl/Tk for applets.


4.3.3. Objective 3 : support for the national hydrological services

During the RTF1 meeting held in Montpellier in September 1996, initial exchanges took place among partners on computer tools and hydrometric practices that are presently used by their hydrological agencies.

Further meetings planned in 1997 would allow this survey to continue and a list of the equipment and training requirements would be prepared.

The RTF3 meeting, expected to take place in September 1997, would review surveys carried out in this domain and would propose a list of equipment and software to be purchased by the project as well as training sessions to be organized.


4.3.4. Objective 4 : creation of an information infrastructure

The Med-Hycos forum was set up in April 1996 and can be accessed by all those interested in the project at the following address but it was not really success.

A Web server was therefore developed at the following address : .

This Web site is a part of the MED-HYCOS project, and its aim is to allow better communication between the hydrological departments of the area, and to give to outsiders surfing on the Internet, lot of them being scientists, information on the water problems and fresh water data of the Mediterranean and Black Sea countries.

The main purpose of this site is to provide administrative and technical information on the project, on the hydrological measurement stations and on the hydrological departments involved in it.

First a home page, which is a summary of the following information :

  • a "News" page, where the last additions to the site are listed ;
  • information on the meetings of the project, reports on the past meetings, advertising for the future meetings ;
  • information on the training programs, in the same way ;
  • administrative information, like documents about the set-up of the project ;
  • technical information on the Data collecting platforms ;
  • presentation of the hydrological departments which are members of the project, with a special page for each country's representative with their e-mail ;
  • presentation page for each of the hydrological stations to be included in the project ;
  • some pages about the Web site, with lists of Web addresses related to hydrology;
This Website is intended to be a test version, to allow members of the project to get used to communicating on the Internet.

A graph shows the increasing number of visitors, as a moving monthly mean which is computed every decade.

A significant number of hits or connections cannot be identified, but using those which can be, we can see that those coming from the MED-HYCOS related people are slowly growing. This number will increase even more in the future, as new hydrological departments now have access to the Internet.

The final version of the Web site will include the use of a database (see immediate objective 2).

The meetings of RTF4 (communication) and RTF2 (database) are scheduled to take place in Montpellier in July. They will deal with a lot of questions, and among them the future of this site, as well as with its connection to the database, and with the related data policy.

Moreover, a logo and a poster were prepared. They are also available on magnetic support.


4.3.5. Objective 5 : implementation of a regional network for electronic communication

Missions were undertaken in 1996 by the WMO in two countries (Tunisia and Morocco) . Proposals have been made for the use of either the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) of WMO or/and Internet for the reception and dissemination of the data collected by the Med-Hycos network and transmitted by METEOSAT to EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany and to the PRC.


4.4. Summary of PRC expenses in 1996

The detailed PRC expenses are shown in Annex 5. The main headings of expenses are as follows in $US :
 
1 - RTF1 training Sept/Oct 1996  44 000,00 
2 - Test of the first 20 DCPs before shipping  5 000,00 
3 - PRC running costs  18 000,00 
4 - Equipment purchase  2 412,06 
5 - Missions  1 039,82 
TOTAL 70 451,88 


4.5. WMO/ORSTOM agreement

The agreement signed between WMO and ORSTOM set up the precise responsibilities of the PRC in implementing the objectives of Med-Hycos for the years 1996 and 1997. In fact, because of delay, the activities would be running until March 1998.

The complete text of the agreement is presented in Annex 6 with two additional annexes.


5. PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR 1997

In 1997, the main goals for the PRC are :

  • to organise meetings and training sessions related to project activities in the participating countries ;
  • to assess abilities in each participating country and each organisation in order to fully participate in the different fields of the project such as : administration, technology, scientific support, training ;
  • to schedule the developments required in terms of computing remote sensed data and for information processing necessary for the operational data base ;
  • to propose products that would be developed and distributed ;
  • to propose co-operation agreements with international organisations and regional or international programmes ;
  • to prepare outlines for agreements with countries willing to increase their participation in Med-Hycos, (additional sites to be equipped, national contribution to Med-Hycos activities, financial arrangements, data dissemination procedure, etc.).
  • to propose an electronic communication system between the Med-Hycos partners.
The countries collaborating with the PRC would be expected :
  • to install the Data Collection Platforms;
  • to set-up the regional data base;
  • to set up the information dissemination system;
  • to prepare and distribute reports ;
  • to organise training sessions on collection, transmission, and processing technologies and information dissemination ;
  • to exchange management software and tools especially in order to process raw data .
During this period, the PRC would rely on additional structures able to take responsibility for specific activities. Sub-regional centres throughout the Mediterranean region would subsequently emerge according to the potential of each country and/or organisation.

Co-operation and exchange would be established with national data bases and other global observation systems, programmes and projects such as GCOS, GTOS, GRDC in Koblenz, GEMS/WATER centre, FRIEND-AMHY and FRIEND-AOC (West and Central Africa).

The PRC would maintain close links with institutions and organisations working on the Mediterranean basin in the field of environment in general and especially with those working in the water resources field, such as FAO, UNESCO, the Blue Plan, the World Council for Water. In addition, the Med-Hycos project would favour close co-operation with other HYCOS regional components and in particular with African projects (AOC and SADC).

Annex 7 gives the schedule for the activities planned for 1997.


6. Conclusion

Between March 1996 and March 1997, the foundations of the Med-Hycos project were built :

  • definition of the immediate objectives of Med-Hycos by the ICG ;
  • procurement, test and set up of the first 20 DCPs and organisation of a training session on installation, operation and maintenance ;
  • shipment of the first DCPs to participating countries;
  • preparation and signature of an agreement between ORSTOM hosting the PRC and WMO (executing agency) ;
  • development of the regional data base ;
  • creation of a forum and establishment of a Web server.
The activities of the Med-Hycos project in 1997 should significantly increase due to financing facilities. This budget would be administrated by the PRC and its partners, under the control of WMO, executing agency.

The main objectives in 1997 are to :

  • install a network of 30 data collection platforms ;
  • set up a regional data base, with data collected in real or near real time, complemented with historical data and accessible by Internet ;
  • network hydrological partners in the project who would be asked to increase their capacity to produce and exchange high quality hydrological information.
Thus, the Med-Hycos PRC and partners need to keep in mind that the Med-Hycos project, presently in its initial phase, ultimately intends to become a concrete example of co-operation all around Mediterranean Sea especially to support water policy and sharing of information.

The technological progress and the lessons to be learned may be useful in the near future in other HYCOS components/projects in Africa (AOC - SADC) and in the Caribbean area (CARIB).

In conclusion, the Med-Hycos project would be a catalyst for closer collaboration between the main actors in the water sector in the Mediterranean basin, hopefully including the Black Sea.


Annex 1 : the situation of the countries in the MED-HYCOS project

 
  Eligibles MED sea Black sea RTF 1 RTF 2 RTF 3 RTF 4 Internet
connection
Access
Eutmetsat
signature
of the
Project
Document
PCD
selected
Albania   Y   Y   P     Y   Y (2 DCP)
Algeria   Y   Y Y     P   Y Y (2 DCP)
Palestinian Territories   Y           Y      
Bosnia Herzegovina N Y   Y              
Bulgaria N Y   Y Y   Y Y Y Y Y (2 DCP)
Cyprus   Y   Y   P Y Y Y Y Y (1 DCP)
Croatia   Y   (Y)       Y Y Y Y (1 DCP)
Egypt   Y           Y      
Spain N Y   Y   P   Y      
France N Y                  
Georgia N   Y       Y Y      
Greece N Y   (Y)       Y      
Israel   Y   (Y)           Y Y (1 DCP)
Italy N Y   Y     P P      
Jordan   Y   (Y)           Y Y (1 DCP)
Lebanon   Y   Y   P         Y (1 DCP)
Macedonia   Y   Y       P Y Y Y (2 DCP)
Malta   Y   Y Y     Y   Y Y (2 DCP)
Morocco   Y   Y   P       Y Y (2 DCP)
Moldavia N   Y                
Portugal N Y           Y      
Rumania N   Y (Y) Y     Y      
Russia N   Y                
Slovenia   Y   Y Y     Y Y Y Y (1 DCP)
Syria   Y         Y        
Tunisia   Y   Y   P     Y Y Y (2 DCP)
Turkey   Y   (Y) Y     Y Y Y Y (2 DCP)
Ukraine N   Y (Y)       Y      
Yugoslavia N Y   Y     Y Y      

  Countries which received DCP on April 97
  Others planned in 1997


Annex 2 : List of the Med-Hycos countries representatives

 
ALBANIA
M. NURI Miron
Engineer
Institute of Hydrometeorology
Rruga. Durrësit, 219
TIRANA
Phone : (355-42) 23518 / 22439
Fax : (355-42) 23518
Telex : HIDMET TIRANA 
ALGERIA
M. DEMMAK A.
Principal Director of ANRH
Agence Nationale des Ressources Hydrauliques
Ministère de l'Equipement
Clairbois Avenue Mohammedi-Bir-Mourad - Raïs
16 000 ALGER
Phone : (213-2) 565029/565198
Fax : (213-2)560564/542542
Telex : 62 139 
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
M. HADZIC Dzevad
Hydrometeorological Institute
Bardakcije 8
71000 SARAJEVO
Phone : 
Fax : 387 71 524 040
BULGARIA
M. DIMITROV Dobri
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
Bulgarian Academy of Science
Forecasting Department
66, Tzarigradsko Shosee boul
1184, SOFIA
Phone : (359-2) 88 23 08/72 22 71
Fax : (359-2)97 335 69
Telex : 22490 RTH SF/BG
Email : idobri@hp.cfd.meteo.bg
CROATIA
M. ZUPAN Milan
Head of Hydrological Department
Meteorological and Hydrological Service
Gric 3
10 000 ZAGREB
Phone : (385-1) 435 125
Fax : (385-1) 273 325
Email : zupan@cirus.dhz.hr
CYPRUS
M. IACOVIDES Iacovos
Senior Hydrogeologist
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
Water Development Department
CY - 1413 NICOSIA
Phone : (357-2) 30 30 54
Fax : (357-2) 30 45 39
Telex : 5533 WDD CY
Email : ydrologi@cytanet.com.cy
EGYPT
M. EZZAT M.N.
Head of Nile Water Sector
Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources
Cournich El. Nile
Imbaba - Giza
CAIRO 
FRANCE
M. HUBERT Pierre
Président du Comité Français des Sciences Hydrologiques
Ecole des Mines de Paris
35 rue St Honoré
77305 FONTAINEBLEAU
Phone : (33) 01 64 69 47 40
Fax : (33) 01 64 69 47 03
Email : hubert@cig.ensmp.fr
GEORGIA
M. BERADZE Nikoloz I.
Deputy - Minister of Environment Protection and Head of the Department of Hydrometeorology
150 pr. Davida Agmashenebeli
TBILISI 380012
Phone : (995 32) 95 36 82
Fax : (995 32) 95 50 06
Telex : 21 29 68 METEO SU
Email : GGc@iberiapac.ge 
GREECE
M. NIKOLAKAKOS G.
Director
Hellenic National Meteorological Service
El. Venizelou Str. 14,
Hellinikon 167 77
ATHENES
Phone : (30-1) 962 94 15
Telex : 21 52 55 
ISRAEL
M. KESLER Shmuel
Director
Hydrological Service
P.O. Box 57081
IL 61570 TEL AVIV
Phone : (972-3) 561 86 76
Fax : (972-3) 561 69 53
ITALY
M. BATINI Giuseppe
Direttore Generale
Servizio Idrografico e Mareografico Nazionale
Dipartimento per i Servizi Tecnici Nazionali
Via Curtatone 3
I-00185 ROMA
Phone : (39-6) 495 79 42
Fax : (39-6) 495 79 47
JORDANIA
M. QUNQAR Edward
Hydrogeologist/Project Coordinator
Ministry of Water and Irrigation Planning
Development and Information Directorate
PO Box 2412
AMMAN
Phone : (962 6) 68 31 00/68 01 00
Fax : (962 6) 67 91 43/68 08 71
LEBANON
M. CATAFAGO Selim
Bureau du Ministre des Ressources en Eau et Electricité du Liban
E. D. L. 13ème étage
Rue du Fleuve
BEYROUTH
Phone : (961-1) 44 47 00
Fax : (961-1) 44 96 39 
MACEDONIA
M. DIMITRIEVSKI Vitomir
Director
Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of Macedonia
Street Skupi b.b.,
SKOPJE 91 000
Phone : (389-91) 22 79 54/36 21 16
Fax : (389-91) 22 68 39/36 11 93
Telex : 38 95 13 92 RHMZ
Email : radica@tmet.rthsf.meteo.bg 
MALTA
M. RIOLO A.
Chief Executive
Water Services Corporation
Qormi Road,
LUQA LQA 05
Phone : (356) 24 98 51
Fax : (356) 22 30 16
Email : ariolo@maltanet.omnes.net 
MAROCCO
M. BEN BIBA Majid
Chef de la Division des Ressources en Eau
Direction Générale de l'Hydraulique
Rue Hassan Benchekroun
AGDAL RABAT
Phone : (212 7) 77 86 66
Fax : (212 7) 77 60 81
Telex : PLANEAU 36082 
MOLDAVIA
M. GREPACHESKY I.V.
Hydrometeorological Service (Chimet),
193 Grenoble
277043 CHISINAU
Phone : (373-2) 57 35 60
Fax : (373-2) 57 36 36 
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
M. HISHAM I. Zarour
Palestinian Water Authority
Po Box 891 RAMALLAH
West Bank Via Israel
Phone : 972 2 574 7311/7312
Fax : (972 2) 574 7300/ (001 903) 561 69 53
Email : pwahiz@pwa.pna.org 
PORTUGAL
M. REIS PASCOAL - A.C.
Head of External Relations
Instituto da Agua
Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho, 30
1000 LISBOA
Phone : (351-1) 847 06 10
Fax : (351-1) 840 92 18 
ROMANIA
Ms.FUGACIU Liliana
Head of Informatic Systems Designing Team
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti 97
BUCHAREST 71552 sect 1
Tel : (40-1) 679 28 85
Fax : (40-1) 230 31 43
Email : liliana@meteo.inmh.ro 
RUSSIA
M. BEDRITSKY A.I.
Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
12 Novovagankovsky Street
123 242 MOSCOW
Phone : (7-95) 252 14 67
Fax : (7-95) 252 11 58/252 94 84/252 55 04
Telex : 41.11.17 RUMS RF 
SLOVENIA
M. MUZIC Anton
Adviser-Hydrological Systems and Forecast
Hydrometeorological Institute of Slovenia
Vojkova 1b
1001 LJUBLJANA
Phone : (386 61) 320 947/327 461
Fax : (386 61) 13 31 396
Email : Tone.Muzic@HMZ.sigov.mail.si 
SPAIN
M. RODRÍGUEZ FONTAL Alberto
Jefe del Servicio de Hidrologia y usos del agua
Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente
Direccion General de Obras Hidraulicas - S.G. Servicio Geologico
Despacho 757
Plaza San Juan de la Cruz
28 071 MADRID
Phone : (341) 597 76 17
Fax : (341) 597 59 09
Email : mopta06@sarenet.es 
SYRIA
M. EL-DIN Jamal Jamal
Ministry of Public Works and Water Sources
Irrigation and Resources Department
P.O. Box 4451
DAMASCUS 
TUNISIA
M. KALLEL Ridah
Direction des Ressources en Eau
Service Hydrologique
43 rue de la Manoubia
1008 MONTFLEURY TUNIS
Phone : (216 1) 49 08 00
Fax : (216 1) 39 15 49 
TURKEY
M. ÖZGÜLER Hamza
Hydrologist- meterological Engineer
DSI ( State Hydraulic Works)
Genel Mudurlugu, 06100 Yucetepe
ANKARA
Phone : 90-312 417 83 00/2175
Fax : 30 - 312 417 13 78
Telex : 42 305 DSIM TR
Email : dsigmmi@servis.net.tr 
UKRAINE
M. LIPINSKY Viacheslav
Chairman
State Committee of Ukraine for Hydrometeorology
6, Zolotovoritska Street 252601 MSP,
KIEV 34
Phone :(380 44)221 93 33
Fax : (380 44) 229 49 07
Telex : KIEV HIMET 33 14 61
Email : lipins@meteo. freenet.kiev.ua 
YUGOSLAVIA
M. MAKSIMOVIC Slavko
Director
Federal Hydrometeorological Institute
Bircaninova 6, P.O. Box 604
11001 BELGRAD
Phone : (381 11) 646 555
Fax : (381 11) 646 369
Telex : 12937 


ANNEX 3
Participants MED-HYCOS - 5-6-7 March 1996

NAME   ORGANISME ADRESS PHONE Number FAX e-mail
ALESSI Filippo Councellor
Department for National Technical Services
Presidency of the Council of Ministers Via Curtatone 3
Rome 00185
Italie
(39 6) 4959176
(39 6) 4440701
(39 6) 4959179  
COLOMBANI Jacques Directeur de Recherche Laboratoire d'Hydrologie
ORSTOM
911 Avenue Agropolis
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier cedex 1, France
(33) 04 67636422 (33) 04 67411806 colomban@orstom.rio.net
DIMITROV Dobri Head Forecasting Department National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology 66 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd
1784 Sofia, Bulgarie
(359 2) 882308
(359 2) 722363
(359 2) 701005
(359 2) 884494
dobri@forecast.rthsf.meteo.bg
idobri@hp.cfd.meteo.bg
FORNACIARI Carlo Expert
Department for National Technical Services
Presidency of the Council Minister Via Curtatone 3
Rome 00185
Italie
(39 6) 44442673 (39 6) 4959179  
FRITSCH Jean Marie Directeur de Recherche ORSTOM 911 Avenue Agropolis
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier cedex 1
France
(33) 04 67617555 (33) 04 67411806 fritsch@orstom.rio.net
FUGACIU Liliana Head of Informatic Systems Designing Team National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology Sos Bucuresti
Ploiesti 97
71552 Bucarest
Roumanie
(40 1) 3129842 (40 1) 3129843 liliana@meteo.inmh.ro
HOEPFFNER Michel Représentant MEDIAS FRANCE ORSTOM MEDIAS CNES
18 Avenue Edouard Belin
BP 2102
31055 Toulouse cedex
(33) 05 61274215 (33) 05 61282905 hoepffner@medias.cst.cnes.fr
HUBERT Pierre Président du CNFSH CIG
Ecole des Mines
35 Rue St Honoré
77305 Fontainebleau
France
(33) 01 64694740 (33) 01 64694703 hubert@cig.ensmp.fr
KERHERVE Pierre Fonctionnaire Scientifique Département de la Veille Météorologique Mondiale
OMM
41 Avenue Giuseppe Motta
Case Postale 2300
1211 Genève 2
Suisse
(41 22) 7308218 (41 22) 7342326 kerherve@www.wmo.ch
KESLER Shmuel Director Hidrological Service of Israel 50 Yermyahou St
P.O. Box 6381, Romena II 91063
Jerusalem
Israel
(972 2) 381101 (972 2) 388704  
KUFFNER Ulrich Ingénieur Principal des Ressources en Eau Banque Mondiale 1818 H Street N W
Washington DC 20433
USA
(1 202) 4737090 (1 202) 4771981  
LANG Michel Représentant FRIEND-AMHY Division Hydrologie Hydraulique
CEMAGREF
3 Bis Quai Chauveau
69336 Lyon cedex 09
France
(33) 04 72208760 (33) 04 78477875 michel.lang@cemagref.fr
MANGION John Head Water Production Water Services Corporation Qormi Road
Luqa LQA05
Malta
(356) 234515
(356) 234130
(356) 223016 ariolo@maltanet.omnes.net
MARCHAND Pierre Ingénieur d’Etudes ORSTOM 911 Avenue Agropolis
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier cedex 1
France
(33) 04 67636421 (33) 04 67411806 marchand@orstom.rio.net
MATTHEWS Geoffrey Water Resource Engineer Banque Mondiale 1818 H Street N W
Washington DC
20433 USA
(1 202) 4730354 (1 202) 5221142 gmatthews@worldbank.org
MORELL Marc Responsable du Laboratoire d'Hydrologie ORSTOM 911 Avenue Agropolis
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier cedex 1, France
(33) 04 67615 25 (33) 04 67411806 morell@orstom.rio.net
NICOLAS Hubert   District Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Technopole 275 Rue Léon Blum, BP 9531, 34045 Montpellier cedex 01, France (33) 04 67136000 (33) 04 67136110  
PIEYNS Serge Senior Scientific Officer Département de l'Hydrologie et des Ressources en Eau
OMM
41 Avenue Giuseppe Motta
Case Postale 2300
1211 Genève 2
Suisse
(41 22) 7308339 (41 22) 7348250 spieyns@www.wmo.ch
RODRIGUEZ FONTAL Alberto Chief of Hydraulic Resources Services Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente Paseo Castellana
67 Despacho
B-609
28071 Madrid
Espagne
(34 1) 5977617 (34 1) 5978551  
RUSSO Mario Ingénieur Ufficio Idrografico e Mareografico Nationale L/go Frentoni
65100 Pescara
Italie
(39 85) 63933 (39 85) 691700  
SEHMI Naginder Senior Scientific Officer OMM 41 Avenue Giuseppe Motta
Case Postale 2300
1211 Genève 2, Suisse
(41 22) 7308358 (41 22) 7348250 nsehmi@www.wmo.ch
SOULIE Michel Ingénieur
Chef de Projet
VERSEAU Domaine de Lavalette
859 Rue J.F. Breton
34390 Montpellier cedex 01, France
(33) 04 67610400 (33) 04 67522829 colomban@orstom.rio.net


ANNEX 4 : RTF1 meeting : September 23rd-October 4th 1996

NAME TITLE ORGANISM ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER FAX E-MAIL
José Manuel ALVAREZ FERNANDEZ Jefe de Seccion de Estadisticas y Aforos Ministerio de Medio Ambiente DGOH y CA Servicios de Recursos Hidricos - nuevos ministerios - Paseo de la Castellana MADRID ESPANA 34-1-5977605 34-1-5978551 moptma06@sarenet.es
Sandro DI GIANNANTONIO chef technique Servizio idrografico e mareografico Nazionale Largo dei Frentani PESCARA - ITALIA 085-60919
085-61119
39-6-4957945  
Angel GRECH Groundwater operations manager Water Services corporation Qormi road - luqa LQA05 MALTA 356-234515
356-25999372
356-25999370 ariolo@maltanet.omnes.net
Ilir HASHORVA Chief of the laboratory service Institute of hydrometeorology Rruga Durrësit, 219 Tirana - ALBANIE 355-4223518 355-4223518  
Ivan SMALCELJ Leader of the electronic laboratory Meteorological and hydrological service 10 000 Zagreb GRIC 3 CROATIE 385-1-4565601 385-1-278703  
Josif MILEVSKI Chief of Hydrology department Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of Macedonia Street Skupi bb 91000 SKOPJE Republic of MACEDONIA 389-91-362572 389-91-361193  
Dimiter GAYTANDJIEV Head of department "Instruments and Automation of the Hydro-meteorological Observations" National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology 66 Tsarigradsko chaussee - 1784 - Sofia BULGARIA 35-92-722361
35-92-9733578
35-92-9733569 dobri@forecast.rthsf.meteo.bg
Bogdan LUCASCHI Electronic engineer National Institute of meteorology and hydrology 97, Bucaresti - Pioiesti - 71552 Bucharest ROMANIA 40-1-3129842 40-1-3129843 liliana@meteo.inmh.ro
Valeri P.VODOLASKOV Head of international department State Committee of Ukraine for Hydrometeorology 6, Zolotovoritska Street - 34 Kyiv - 252601 - UKRAINE 380-44-2219392 380-44-2291888 vodolaskov@meteo.freenet.kiev.ua
Nurullah SEZEN Hydrologist, meteorological Engineer Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI)
Yucetepe 06100 ANKARA - TURQUIE 90-312-4183406
90-312-4183420
90-312-4171378 dsigmep@servis.net.tr
Issa AL NSOUR Head of the Surface Water Monitoring Division Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Water Authority
Surface Water Monitoring
PO BOX 2412 AMMAN JORDAN 962-6-680100 962-6-679143
962-6-680871
 
Robert YOUNAN Assistant Ingenieur au Service Hydrologie Office National du Litani Beirut - Bir Hassan 961-1-825431 961-1-449639  
Yakov SCHUMACHER Hydrological Engineer Hydrological Service - Hydrometry department Tel Aviv 61570 Po Box 57081 ISRAEL 972-3-5618685 972-3-5616953  
Salem NASRALLAH Ingénieur Hydrologue Ministère de l'Agriculture
Direction Générale des Ressources en Eau
43, rue de la Manoubia 1008 Montfleury TUNIS TUNISIE 216-1-514782 216-1-391549  
Lotfi CHARIKHI Ingénieur Hydrologue Service Réseau Hydroclimatologique Agence Nationale de Ressources Hydrauliques Avenue Mahammedi - Bir Mourad Rais - ALGER ALGERIE 213-2-542732 213-2-542543
213-2-542542
 
Abderafia BENBOUZAIANE Ingénieur d'étude - Hydrologue Direction Générale de l'Hydraulique Rue Hassan Ben Chekroun Rabat Agdal RABAT MAROC 212-7-778727
212-7-779027
212-7-776081  
Daniel CREPIN   DIREN - SEMA 30, rue Jules Guesde 34184 Montpellier Cedex FRANCE 33-04-67456030 33-04-67756160  
Jacques TAILHAN   DIREN - SEMA  
Claude BENECH   DDAF 19, avenue de Grande Bretagne 66025 Perpignan Cedex FRANCE 33-04-68519500 33-04-68519595  
Marc MORELL Coordinateur du Projet Med-Hycos ORSTOM 911, avenue Agropolis
BP 5045
34032 Montpellier Cedex 1
FRANCE
33-04-67416225 33-04-67411806 morell@orstom.rio.net
Jacques COLOMBANI Directeur de Recherche ORSTOM 33-04-67636422 colomban@orstom.rio.net
François CHEVENET Ingénieur de Recherche ORSTOM 33-04-67416254 chevenet@orstom.rio.net
Pierre MARCHAND Ingénieur d'Etude ORSTOM 33-04-67636421 marchand@orstom.rio.net
Bernard THEBE Ingénieur d'Etude ORSTOM 33-04-67416245 thebe@orstom.rio.net
Robert C. GOUYET Chargé de Recherche ORSTOM 33-04-67636420 gouyet@orstom.rio.net
Patrick RAOUS Ingénieur de Recherche ORSTOM 33-04-67416254 raous@orstom.rio.net
Claudine DIEULIN Technicienne de Recherche ORSTOM 33-04-67416230 dieulin@orstom.rio.net
Manuelle PERRAUD-RIVAL Secrétaire administrative ORSTOM 33-04-67416224 perraudm@orstom.rio.net


Annexe 5 : Expenses of the Med-Hycos PRC in 1996


CRP expenses are as follows :
 
1 - RTF1 training Sept/Oct 1996, installation, operation and maintenance of DCPs  44.000,00 US$ 
2 - Test of the first 20 DCPs before shipping  5.000,00 US$ 
3 - PRC running costs  18.000,00 US$ 
4 - Equipment purchase  2.412,06 US$ 
5 - Missions  1.039,82 US$ 
TOTAL  70.451,88 US$ 


ANNEX 6

L'Institut français de recherche
scientifique
pour le développement
en coopération
(ORSTOM)
World Meteorological
Organization
(WMO)

 

WMO-ORSTOM Agreement
for the execution of the MED-HYCOS project Implementation Programme
by the Pilot Regional Centre
hosted by ORSTOM
Years 1996-1997






Between

the World Meteorological Organization
hereinafter called WMO,
having its Secretariat in Geneva, 41, avenue Giuseppe-Motta Case postale n°2300, CH-1211
represented by its Secretary-General Mr G.O.P. Obasi,

and

l' Institut français de recherche scientifique pour le développement en coopération
hereinafter called ORSTOM
having its headquarters in Paris, 213, rue Lafayette 75006
represented by its Director General, Mr Jean Némo,
 


Schedule of MED-HYCOS activities
From March 1997 to March 1998
March
10 11 12 13
Objective 4 - Information Infrastructure
4.2 - Web site development
Objective 5 - Regional Telecom System
5.1 - Evaluation of GTS/Internet facilities    
General Co-ordination
Submission of annual reports      

  April May June
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Objective 1 - Network of DCP
1.4 - Training on DCP (in the countries)                      
1.5 - DCP support missions to countries                      
Objective 2 - Regional Data Base
2.3 - Procurement of equipement for RDB                      
Objective 3 -Strenghtening of NHS
3.2 - Procurement of 10 additional DCP                      
3.5 - Evaluation of requirement for equipment                        
3.6 - Procurement of additional equipment                      
Objective 4 - Information Infrastructure
4.2 - Web site development
Objective 5 - Regional Telecom System
5.1 - Evaluation of GTS/Internet facilities                
5.2 - Training (in the countries)                        
5.3 - Procurement of additional equipment                        
General Co-ordination
Interim Coordination Group Meetings                        

July August September
27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
Objective 1 - Network of DCP
1.4 - Training on DCP (in the countries)                      
1.5 - DCP support missions to countries                      
Objective 2 - Regional Data Base
2.1 - Establishment of RTF2                        
2.2 - RDB development    
Objective 3 -Strenghtening of NHS
3.1 - Establishment of RTF3                        
Objective 4 - Information Infrastructure
4.1 - Establishment of RTF4                        
4.2 - Web site development
4.3 - Preparation of Newsletter and Brochure                        
4.4 - Procurement of equipment for desktop edition                      
Objective 5 - Regional Telecom System
5.2 - Training (in the countries)                        

October November December
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
Objective 1 - Network of DCP
1.6 - RTF1 coordination meeting                        
Objective 2 - Regional Data Base
2.2 - RDB development                
2.4 - Support missions and training for RDB                  
2.5 - RTF2 Coordination meeting                        
Objective 3 -Strenghtening of NHS
3.3/4 - Test and shipment of 10 additional DCP                  
3.7 - Training on data processing and product preparation                      
3.8 - RTF3 coordination meeting                        
Objective 4 - Information Infrastructure
4.2 - Web site development

January February March
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
Objective 2 - Regional Data Base
2.2 - RDB development        
2.4 - Support missions and training for RDB                      
Objective 4 - Information Infrastructure
4.2 - Web site development
4.6 - RTF4 coordination meeting                        
Objective 5 - Regional Telecom System
5.1 - Evaluation of GTS/Internet facilities                        
5.2 - Training (in the countries)                        
General Co-ordination
Submission of annual reports                        
Interim Coordination Group Meetings                        


ANNEX 8 : E-mail adresses of Med-Hycos Partners

25/3/97

 
Country
NameSurname
e-mail
BULGARIA GANEV Georgi goro@Forecast.rthsf.meteo.bg
BULGARIA GEORGIEV Vladimir Sharov director@rthsf.meteo.bg
BULGARIA DIMITROV Dobri idobri@hp.cfd.meteo.bg
CYPRUS IACOVIDES Iacovos ydrologi@cytanet.com.cy
CROATIA VUCETIC Tomislav vucetic@cirus.dhz.hr
CROATIA ZUPAN Milan zupan@cirus.dhz.hr
EGYPT SALEM Naim A. ma@idsc.gov.eg
FRANCE HUBERT Pierre hubert@cig.ensmp.fr
GEORGIA BERADZE Nikoloz I. GGc@iberiapac.ge
GREECE NIANIOS Athanasios root@hnms.gr
ISRAEL HISHAM. I. Zarour pwahiz@pwa.pna.org
MACEDONIA DIMITRIEVSKI Vitomir radica@tmet.rthsf.meteo.bg
MALTA RIOLO A. ariolo@maltanet.omnes.net
ROMANIA LUCASCHI Bogdan lucaschi@meteo.inmh.ro
ROMANIA FUGACIU Liliana liliana@meteo.inmh.ro
SLOVENIA MUZIC Anton Tone.Muzic@HMZ.sigov.mail.si
SPAIN RODRIGUEZ FONTAL Alberto mopta06@sarenet.es
TURKEY SEZEN Nurullah dsigmep@tr-net.net.tr
TURKEY OZGULER Hamza dsigmep@tr-net.net.tr
UKRAINE VODOLASKOV Valeri vodolaskov@meteo.freenet.kiev.ua
UKRAINE LIPINSKY Viacheslav lipins@meteo.freenet.kiev.ua
YUGOSLAVIA MAKSIMOVIC Slavko slavsko@shmz.ac.yu
WMO KRAEMER Dieter dkraemer@www.wmo.ch
WMO ABRATE Tommaso abrate-t@gateway.wmo.ch
WMO KERHERVE Pierre kenherve@www.wmo.ch
WMO PIEYNS Serge spieyns@www.wmo.ch
WMO SEHMI Naginder nsehmi@www.wmo.ch
WMO VILLALPANDO Francisco rmu@www.wmo.ch
WB MATTHEWS Geoffroy. gmatthews@worldbank.org
WB KUFFNER Ulrich ukuffner@worldbank.org
FAO KLOHN Wulf. E wulf.klohn@fao.org
FRIEND-AMHY LANG Michel michel.lang@cemagref.fr
MEDIAS-France HOEPFFNER Michel hoepffner@medias.cst.cnes.fr
ORSTOM FRITSCH Jean Marie J-Marie.Fritsch@orstom.fr
CRP MORELL Marc Marc.Morell@orstom.fr
CRP PERRAUD-RIVAL Manuelle Manuelle.Perraud@orstom.fr
CRP COLOMBANI Jacques Jacques.Colombani@orstom.fr
CRP GOUYET Robert Robert.Gouyet@orstom.fr
CRP CHEVENET François François.Chevenet@orstom.fr
CRP MARCHAND Pierre Pierre.Marchand@orstom.fr