15th session of the Inter-state Council of CIS countries on hydrometeorology commenced in Baku, 26 November. The session is attended by president of the World Meteorology Service (WMS), chairman of the Federal Hydrometeorology Service Alexander Bedritskiy, representatives of hydrometeservice of CIS countries, CIS Executive Committee.

In his opening remarks, minister of ecology and natural resources of Azerbaijan Huseyngulu Bagirov noted that hydrometeorology activity currently acquires special significance. Extreme consumption of energy and deforestation cause threat of global climate change, which is one of the major problems of XXI. This is equal to rise of number of the disastrous hydrometeorology phenomena and becomes a factor of risk for stable development of states.

Modern and precise prevention of disastrous hydrometeorology phenomena is one of the key goals of hydrometeorology service. As the Minister noted, the 14th session of the Inter-state Council of CIS countries on hydrometeorology that held in Almaty was dedicated to the topic “Conception of hydrometeorology safety in the CIS countries”, where the hydrometeorology safety was presented as a part of the nationwide security of the countries.

Speaking of the work done in Azerbaijan in this field, the Minister underlined that the Ministry has prepared a state program “Development of hydrometeorology in Azerbaijan Republic in 2004-2010s”, which is presented for consideration.

Head of the humanitarian department of President Administration Fatma Abdullazade read out congratulation message of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to the participants of the session.

The session is to focus issues related to activity of national hydrometeorology services of CIS countries, ground observation service, scientific-research and scientific-methodical works, creation of database.

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