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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)

IHP-IX: Science for a Water Secure World in a Changing Environment, ninth phase 2022-2029

Events in 2023

The 30th IHP RSC for Asia and the Pacific in conjunction with Expert Forum - Accelerating Changes: Inter-sector Cooperation

The meeting and its associated event will be held in a hybrid mode from 8 to 10 November 2023 at Doubletree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The meeting is hosted by the Government of Malaysia, more specifically Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia with Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, facilitated by the IHP RSC-AP Secretariat at UNESCO Office in Jakarta and supported by Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). The meeting schedule will be as follows:

The 33rd IHP On-line Training Course - Kyoto

Past activities: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

last updated on September 2, 2023 by Y. Tachikawa