Bhutan HKH HYCOS Project

Timely Exchange of Flood Data and information

The Hindu Kush Himalayan Hydrological Cycle Observing System (HKH HYCOS) Project is a regional project funded by the Government of Finland and implemented by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal and national partners in the four countries of the region that includes Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Department of Hydro-Met Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs is the executing agency in Bhutan. Support is also provided by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and hydro-met agencies in China and India.

The mission of the project is Making flood information travel faster than flood water which would minimize the loss of lives and property by reducing flood vulnerability in the HKH region.

Project Goals
A Regional Flood Information System website to share Flood and Weather Information online through a web portal.
Establish 3 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and 6 Automatic Water Level Stations (AWLS) in Bhutan.
Set up a National Flood Information System/Database to receive, check and share data.
Capacity building of technical people and creating awareness to the public.
Setting up a regional Flood forecasting model and related capacity building for its implementation

The project is planned for implementation from 2010- 2013 which has now been extended to 2014 December.

Automatic Water Level Stations
Sumpa on Kurichu, Lhuentshe
Ozorong on Gongrichhu, Trashigang
Muktirap on Kholongchhu, Trashiyangtse
Gunitsawa on Parochhu, Paro
Duksum on Gongri chhu, Trashi Yangtse
Panbang on Drangmechhu, Gelephu

Automatic Weather Stations
Yangtse in Trashi Yangtse, Korila in Mongar and Hongtsho in Thimphu
Web link for Regional website :

Chhimi Dorji, Project Manager, Department of Hydro-Met Services, MoEA, +975-2-325135
Pema Wangdi, Dy. Project Manager, Department of Hydro-Met Services, MoEA, +975-2-323618