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Before and now: lived experiences of early warning systems during a flood

It is now the end of 2019 and the year is ending on a happy note for residents of Tuol Dambang village. Yet only a few months ago, community members were worried.  

United Nations Development Programme report first step in developing drought indicators for Cambodia

Between 1987 and 2017, there were six major drought events recorded in Cambodia.  


“I was perfectly suited for this job”: Mr. Tek Samoeun smiled as he took the time to reflect on his achievements. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Agriculture, he passed a government…  


The Deputy Director of the Department of Hydrology and River Works describes the hydrology field as ‘a doctor of water’: “We only think of doctors as people who take care of patients in a hospital.…  

Women Changing the World: What Happens When You Combine Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality

Four women sat at the table, each from a different part of the Kampot or Pursat province. They have different roles in their families and communities – some are mothers, one is a health worker,…  

Early Warning Systems

The 4-year project (2015-2019) is implemented by Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

Reducing the Vulnerability of Cambodian Rural Livelihoods through Enhanced Sub-National Climate Change Planning and Execution of Priority Actions (SRL)

Approximately 70% of Cambodian households derive all or an important part of their income from agriculture, yet the majority of agricultural production is dependent on the monsoon rain and natural…  

Stories From a Climate Change Hero: Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia

“We’re going out to the provinces of Takeo, Kampong Cham and Kandal today to go check on the stations,” Mr. Hon said. A crucial part of his role, Mr. Hon and his team at the Department of Meteorology…  

“We need timely information”: When floods are normal, warning is critical

It is the middle of August and villagers in the Boeung Pruol commune are getting concerned – after a drought in the earlier half of the year, a lack of rain has meant that annual flooding has not yet…  

Dial 1294: UNDP and People in Need expand early warning phone service in Cambodia

Under a project strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Cambodia, the UN Development Programme and NGO People in Need are collaborating again, this time to expand early warning…  

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