Wednesday, 28th October 2020

Adasa supports the “Disaster Risk Mitigation” program of Moldova

September 2015 

The Moldovan Ministry of Environmental Affairs, through the State Hydrometeorological Service (SHS), has awarded Adasa with the supply of the weather stations system of the country.

The geographic location of Moldova determines the moderate continental climate, which transitions from an Atlantic Ocean climate to an East-European continental one. This transitional climatic character causes hydrometeorological hazards, such as flood, drought, frost and windstorm, which adversely affect the national economy. In 2007, Moldova experienced its most severe drought in living memory—estimated losses in the agricultural sector approached $1 billion. Moldova also suffered from severe floods in 2008 that resulted in estimated losses of $120 million.

Taking into account Moldova’s vulnerability, disaster risk reduction becomes a critical factor for the sustainable economic and social development of the country.

The project led by Adasa and funded by the World Bank, is part of the program “Disaster Risk Mitigation” of the Republic of Moldova and will support the deployment of an array of agrometeorological automatic weather stations, which will significantly expand the capacity of the SHS to provide reliable forecasts for the agricultural sector.

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