National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology

Ongoing Project

Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Project
The Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Project is supported by World Bank with the goal to provide a strategy for climate-resilience, outlining the country’s adaptation and development priorities, and an investment program to achieve its goals. It is being implemented by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) in collaboration with the four technical agencies. It has four main pillars.
1. Enhancing information base for hydro-met services and climate resilience
2. Preparedness, food and water security
3. Sustainable growth and resilient infrastructure
4. Strengthening governance, institutional coordination and human resource capacity

The NCHM is one of the four technical agencies under the SPCR and it is responsible for undertaking a technical study under the Pillar I- Enhancing Information Base Hydro-met Services and Climate Resilience. The fundamental objective of the study is to improve hydro-met base information and identify future investment plans. The list of studies completed under the Pillar I of SPCR are as follows:
i. Analysis of historical climate and climate change projection for Bhutan
ii. Re-assessment of potentially dangerous lakes of Bhutan
iii. Bhutan glacier inventory 2018