This research looked into the benefits of hydrological and meteorological information services in Croatia. The benefits generated by the day-to-day services were investigated by beneficiary sectors. Each sector was studied by different researchers. The methods used were multiple: literature reviews and statistics, expert interviews and workshops, and analytical, conceptual and qualitative model building and modeling of expected impacts. Assuming that the annual budget of Croatian Hydro-Meteorological Service (DHMZ) was about 8 million € per year, this study concluded that the services delivered by DHMZ pay back the costs at least 3-fold each year. Taking into account all the excluded sectors, it was further concluded that the factual ratio is even higher. The results seemed to be in line with other research results. By improving the services, especially their delivery, substantial additional benefits can be generated, hence justifying the investments in the improvement of hydrological and meteorological services.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the WMO Regional Association VI (Europe) Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||WMO Regional Association VI Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services - Luzerne, Switzerland|
Duration: 3 Oct 2011 → 4 Oct 2011
|Conference||WMO Regional Association VI Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services|
|Period||3/10/11 → 4/10/11|