International Hydrological Programme

Project Description
IHP 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.

IHP’s 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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