Kathmandu – Nepal ranks as the fourth most climate-vulnerable country in the world and is highly exposed to a range of water related hazards such as floods, droughts and landslides. Current projections predict increased climate variability and increased frequency and higher intensity of extreme events. These hazards pose enormous costs to Nepal’s economy and an estimated one percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is lost to natural disasters consisting of frequent events such as floods and landslides. Poor and rural populations including women tend to be the most vulnerable to such risks. In the climate sensitive agricultural sector, farmers need timely information on weather and climate variability to adjust their farming practices and minimize adverse impacts on rural livelihoods, agricultural productivity and food security.