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Objectives of the Japanese IHP National Committee

The main objective of the Japanese IHP National Committee is to improve scientific and technological basis for the development of methods for the rational management of water resources, including the protection of the environment and disasters prevention/mitigation relating to water and society. Moreover, the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO has discussed and made proposal on "Sustainability Science" which is a scientific concept as the integrated approach to build a truly sustainable society. Based on this concept, the Japanese IHP National Committee is expected to solve complex global challenges through following activities with a cross-cutting approach in collaboration with all the studies including social and human sciences, in addition to changing value. Various IHP activities of UNESCO especially in the Asia- Pacific region have been implemented under the support of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO with financial contribution in the form of Fund-in-Trust (JFIT) for the Promotion of Science for the Sustainable Development. Activities of the Japanese IHP National Committee includes:


Calalogue of Hydrologic Analysis (CHA)


The IHP 50th Anniversary Booklet


Events in 2021


The 24th session of IHP's Intergovernmental Council
The 28th IHP RSC On-line Meeting for Asia and the Pacific
The 31th IHP On-line Training Course - Kyoto

Past activities: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


last updated on December 9, 2021 by Y. Tachikawa