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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/12/2008

Fixing Iraq's War-Torn Weather Service

War. What is it good for?... Not weather it seems. Weather services were among the infrastructure destroyed by the Iraq war. We hear this week of an agreement between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help rehabilitate the Iraqi Meteorological Organization. WMO will provide advice and assistance for resurrecting the meteorological infrastructure in Iraq, oversee the training of staff, and support the acquisition of equipment and technology required to provide services to sectors including disaster management, transportation, aviation, agriculture, and water and drought management.

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