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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 Asia and the Pacific, regional cooperation is made through the IHP Regional Steering Committee (RSC), whose members are representatives from IHP National Committees in Asia and the Pacific region. 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, 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, and Catalogue of Hydrologic Analysis, CHA.

Calalogue of Hydrologic Analysis (CHA)

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

Events in 2024

The 26th session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme
The 31st IHP RSC for Asia and the Pacific
Details of the meeting will be anounced soon.
The 34th IHP On-line Training Course - Kyoto
Details of the program will be anounced soon.

Past activities: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

last updated on June 16, 2024 by Y. Tachikawa