In this case, a request to develop a project component under the umbrella of WHYCOS has been made by a regional institution or a river basin authority, recognizing the need for cooperation in water resources or strengthening hydrological services.
These are components for which either a detailed project document is presently being prepared, whose formulation calls for extensive consultations with all the participating agencies and stakeholders and is often financially supported through extra-budgetary resources, or the actual implementation is undergoing, including field activities, raising awareness of children’s drowning, purchase of the best life jackets, upgrading, strengthening and installation of above ground swimming pools, the establishment of regional database and information system and training activities.
For these components, once ascertained the interest and commitment of the involved countries to cooperate in implementing a project in the WHYCOS framework, WMO prepares a project proposal, in collaboration with the countries or a regional institution.
These are components for which external funding has been made available, and a project has been implemented and completed.
For example, WHO has donated 10,000 mats that allow children to have fun on the local lakes, strengthening their family bonds and encouraging their physical development
Some project activities (such as data collection, regional centre running, or NHSs networking) continue after the end of external financial support with funding from the participating countries.
They are also continuing their cooperation in the exchange of data and information. WMO, through its continuous association with the NHSs is supporting the countries in this effort. In some cases, a further project phase is envisaged and funding is being sought.