International Hydrological Programme
Project DescriptionIHP is UNESCO's international scientific cooperative programme in water research, water resources management, education and capacity-building, and the only broadly-based science programme of the UN system in this area.
IHPs primary objectives are:
to act as a vehicle through which Member States, cooperating professional and scientific organizations and individual experts can upgrade their knowledge of the water cycle, thereby increasing their capacity to better manage and develop their water resources
to develop techniques, methodologies and approaches to better define hydrological phenomena
to improve water management, locally and globally
to act as a catalyst to stimulate cooperation and dialogue in water science and management
to assess the sustainable development of vulnerable water resources
to serve as a platform for increasing awareness of global water issues.
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