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The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. 

CEH offers expertise in hydrometeorological monitoring and information systems to support capacity development in the fields of:

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), helping to define appropriate responses to hydrological disasters (floods and droughts)
  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), to aid management decisions and water resources allocation in river basins 
  • Climate Services, to assess and mitigate climate-related risks.


The research

We integrate national-scale multi-disciplinary scientific capabilities allowing us to provide flexible solutions that address key water management issues. CEH has world-leading expertise in all aspects of hydrometeorological data, from collection in the field to interpretation and dissemination. 

CEH has a long history of supporting governments around the world to develop and operate national and regional hydrometric monitoring and data systems. For over 50 years, CEH (and its predecessor the Institute of Hydrology) has been working in scientific and capacity building partnerships, including those under the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and World Meteorological Organization initiatives (e.g. WMO Hydrology and Water Resources Programme). 


The outcomes

As the Centre of Excellence for freshwater science, we act as the focal point for hydrometric data in the UK. CEH’s experience in developing and operating highly efficient, long-term observation, data management and decision support systems has resulted in our advanced capability in hydrometeorological services.

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