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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 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