The Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency, an agency under the federal Ministry of Water Resources has concluded all arrangement for the Presentation of the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) Stakeholder Workshop.
The event scheduled to hold at Rockview (Royal) Hotels, Wuse II, Abuja on April 30 2019 is billed to start at 9 am. Various stakeholders are expected to grace the event. While the general public are also invited.
According to the press release signed by its Director General/CEO, Engr Clement Eze, the event whose theme is “The Role of efficient Hydrological Services in National Development” will also serve as the occasion to release the Agency’s presentation of 2019 probable flood scenario across the country. and will also entertain technical sessions and discussion by stakeholders on the resultant effect of the predictions.
The Minister of Water resources, Engr Sulaiman Adamu is expected to present the 2019 AFO report.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency was established by the NIHSA Act 2010 and signed into law on 27th August, 2010. The Agency was established to fill a yawning gap created by lack of an appropriate platform for provision of the vital hydrological data required for sustainable development. It has the statutory responsibility for water resources assessment in terms of quantity, quality, occurrence and availability in time and space. This leads to generation of hydrological and hydrogeological parametric data needed for implementation of programs and execution of projects relating to water resources development such as construction of boreholes, dams, weirs, for water supply, irrigation, power generation, mining and agriculture. NIHSA is also charged with the responsibility to issue forecast on floods, droughts etc.
The event is open to general public. Interested participants can call for more information 08034503809.