March 11, 2022
On March 10, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of Argentine Republic in Buenos Aires for The project for numerical weather prediction and warning communication system for densely populated and vulnerable cities, under the program of Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) .
This project will assist in reducing risks associated with weather and flood disasters in the target urban areas through the development of sophisticated weather observation and forecasting systems and the dissemination of flood and inundation forecasting information to residents in Buenos Aires and Córdoba. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 10(Reduced inequalities), 11(Sustainable cities and communities) and 13(Climate action).
 SATREPS is a joint research program that links Japan with universities and research agencies in developing countries to develop and apply new technology and acquire new scientific knowledge. These efforts are aimed to address global issues, including those related to the environment, energy, biological resources, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases, and support independence and sustainable development in developing countries. SATREPS aims to advance solutions to challenges while improving the research level at universities and research agencies in developing countries and strengthening the overall capacity to work on such issues.
Details for the project are provided below.
Basic project information
Country: Argentine Republic
Project title: The project for numerical weather prediction and warning communication system for densely populated and vulnerable cities
Planned implementation period: 60months
Executing agencies: 【Responsible Institution】National Meteorological Service. 【Cooperative Research Institutions】 National Water Institute. National University of Córdoba (IDIT-CONICET). University of Buenos Aires (CIMA-CONICET). National Northeastern University (IMIT-CONICET).【Cooperative Institutions】 Risk Management and Civil Protection, Córdoba Province, Government of the Córdoba Province. Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship.
Japanese side:【Representative Research Institution】 RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research. 【Cooperative Research Institutions】Osaka University. The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, Public Works Research Institute. RIKEN Center for Computational Science. 【Cooperative Institution】Japan Meteorological Agency.
Target area: Buenos Aires, Córdoba
Project details: Developing a prototype total package of observation, prediction, warning, and communication for weather and flood risk reduction in selected urban areas.