Erosion and Catchment Management Institutions & Information Services is the component 2 of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management project and the main activities is to strengthen the enabling environment for effective erosion and catchment management.
Recently, NEWMAP has procured and installed 10 Hydromet equipments across Rivers Basin Authorities to protect coastal areas from floods and storms. This was done with Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency.
HydroMet monitoring projects can be conducted for a variety of reasons such as flood-control, water management, effects of climate change on water resources, and the behavior of water in certain regions. This equipments also reduces livestock and crop loss in climate vulnerable areas.
Data from HydroMet monitoring stations play a vital role in protecting against environmental hazards such as high-impact weather and flash-flooding, and provide relevant information for water decisions.