Climate heroes of Cambodia: Mr Seng Sopha (360)
Meet Mr. Seng Sopha, a Hydro-Meteorological Officer of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology at the Provincial Department in Kompong Cham province, Cambodia. He is a local climate hero after manually tracking climate trends for over 40 years in the country's oldest weather station.
Mr. Sopha explains the benefits of newly installed Automatic Weather Station in his province, one of 24 across the country, under the project ‘Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems’ With data updated every 15 minutes, new sensors allow the Ministry to improve its climate information and early warning system. Mr. Seng proudly says that thanks to the latest equipment upgrade, even the mobile-savvy youth now come on the website to get the weather forecasts.