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Maintaining frequent contact between countries of the region and carrying out IHP activities at regional level requires appropriate co-ordination mechanisms. In Southeast Asia and the Pacific, regional cooperation is made through the IHP Regional Steering Committee (RSC), whose members are representatives from the 17 IHP National Committees. Since 1993, annual RSC meetings have been convened in different countries of the region to report, evaluate and review various activities carried out within the framework of IHP, as well as to design new ones; in conjunction with the RSC meetings, annual international conferences and symposia have been held. The Japanese Government has strongly supported these important activities by providing through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science (MEXT), a Funds-in-Trust contribution on a regular basis.

In co-operation with UNESCO Jakarta and the participating member states, the RSC has co-ordinated a wide range of initiatives over ten years so far, including research studies, technical projects, workshops, training courses and annual symposia, bringing together many specialists involved in water related activities. The most notable regional initiatives made possible by the co-operative efforts of the RSC are: the AP-FRIEND (Asian Pacific Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data) project, the Asian Pacific Water Archive and the Catalogue of Rivers.


The IHP 50th Anniversary Booklet:
Celebrating 50 years of Water Leadership in Asia and the Pacific Success Stories from the Field, October 2015.

IHP-VIIII: Water Security in Responses to Local, Regional and Global Challenges 2014-2021


Coming events


he 25th IHP RSC Meeting for Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Conjunction with the UNESCO-JASTIP Joint Symposium on Intra-Regional Water Security and Disaster Management (the 3rd Symposium on JASTIP Disaster Prevention International Cooperation Research (JASTIP-WP4 Symposium)
The 27th IHP Training Course

Past events


Kick-off Faculty Development Symposium of International Program on Resilient Society Development under Changing Climate

Past activities: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


last updated on September 22, 2017