Advance approaches of providing hydrometeorological information through the Mass Media

To strengthen cooperation with the media in reporting, presenting and dissemination of hydrometeorological information at the initiative of the Agency for Hydrometeorology under the "Water Resources Management in Pyanj River Basin" Project (Additional Financing) a round table was held on 18 December this year. The event was attended by 20 media representatives, management and employees of the Agency for Hydrometeorology.

Director of the Agency for Hydrometeorology of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan D. S. Dustzoda, opening the round table, noted that the correct presentation of hydrometeorological information through the mass media for the public and stakeholders is a priority in providing services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology. Therefore, hydrometeorological data should be published in a modern format with an indication of the source of information.

Head of the Hydrometeorology Center of the Agency for Hydrometeorology, J. Baidulloeva familiarized the participants with advance methods and approaches of reporting and presenting of hydrometeorological information through the media. In particular, it was noted that currently the Hydrometeorology Center of the Agency for Hydrometeorology widely uses modern equipment and tools for the preparation of hydrometeorological data. When providing hydrometeorological information, journalists were advised to indicate the source of information and correctly define the terminology of hydrometeorology.

Deputy Head of the Hydrometeorology Center P. Saidjamolova analyzed the approaches of presenting hydrometeorological data through the mass media and suggested that the mass media should directly contact the Hydrometeorology Center of the Agency for Hydrometeorology to provide the weather information.

During the meeting, the participants of the round table were shown a documentary film about the services and activities of the Agency for Hydrometeorology.

Representatives of the media noted that they have now established effective cooperation with the Agency for Hydrometeorology and will continue to use the Agency's recommendations to use advance methods and approaches of presenting hydrometeorological information through the media.