National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology

1. Finish Meteorological Institute, Finland Project

-          Project Title: Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan (SHSB)

-          Objectives: Reduced weather and climate related loss of life and property, enhanced potential for investment in the renewable energy sector and reduced vulnerability to climate change through improved weather and climate services in Bhutan.

-          Budget  and donor: Euro 462,067, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland

-          Timeline June 2013-July 2016

2. World Bank

-          Project title: Non-lending Technical Assistance titled “Strengthening Disaster Preparedness and Climate Resilience in Bhutan ”

-          Objectives: The NLTA is being carried out in two phases. The objective of phase one is to assess the existing capacity in country for monitoring and forecasting and developing a roadmap for modernizing these services. The objective of the phase two is to better understanding how improved monitoring and forecasting can be contributed to delivery of weather, water and climate services.

-          Budget  and donor: 200,000USD

-          Timeline: 2013-2014 for phase 1, phase 2 yet to be approved.

3. HyCOS (Hindu Kush Himalaya Cycle Observing System)

-          Project title: Regional Flood Information System in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region (HYH-HYCOS)

-          Objectives: Developing of a framework for a regional flood information system in support disaster prevention and flood management

-          Budget and donor: 108,000 USD funded by Government of Finland.

-          Timeline: The project is planned for implementation from 2010- 2013 which has now been extended to 2014 December.


-          Project title: Strengthening of the Energy Sector of Bhutan

-          Objectives: Support to the Department of Hydro-Met Services for Sustainable Data Provision. To Accelerated Hydropower Development and Other Users.

-          Budget  and donor: NOK 1.299 million .funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Government

-          Timeline:2012- July  2015


- Project Title: “Addressing the Risk of Climate-Induced Disaster through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions”

Objectives: To enhance national, local and community capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-induced multi-hazards to reduce potential losses of human lives, national economic infrastructure, livelihoods and livelihood assets

Budget and donor: USD 4.12 Million funded by LCDF-GEF through UNDP Bhutan

Timeline: July 2014- Oct 2018(4 years)

6. Cryosphere Monitoring Programme to Bhutan (CMP-B)

This project focused on developing and establishing a Cryosphere monitoring programme in Bhutan in partnership with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD) with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitated through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Katmandu. A scoping workshop was held on Jan 22 nd and 23 rd ,2014 at Paro Bhutan to discuss on the project objectives and activities. Important stakeholders also attended the workshop from Bhutan besides NCHM and ICIMOD experts. The Cryosphere Monitoring Program in Bhutan aims to build innsitutional capacity of NCHM as a mandated national organization, to undertake field and remote sensing based monitoring of glaciers and snow cover. The project was implemented from October 2014 and will be phasing out by the end of April 2019.

Total cost of the project is 1.085 million, funded by Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Norway through ICIMOD

 Timeline: 10 th  Oct,2014 till 2018 (BUT extended till April 2019)