International Hydrological Programme (IHP) - U.S. National Committee

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  • A US Government delegation participated in the 21st Session of IHP Intergovernmental Council, held June 18-20, 2014, in Paris, as member-state observers.  Leaders of the IHP US National Committee and the International Center for Integrated Water Resources (ICIWaRM, a Category 2 Center) used this opportunity to meet with other National Committees and Category 2 Centers and to schedule bilateral  meetings to strengthen implementation of IHP-VIII. Also, the US delegation intervened to include language in a resolution about Post-2015 hydrologic monitoring that invites member states to collect, store, and freely share hydrologic data, as appropriate; and, because Africa is the continent with the least amount of hydrologic data, invites all member states to assist African states in collecting, storing, and sharing hydrologic data.  For more information about the meeting, please click here.

  • The U.S. National Committee for the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme has issued a Monograph on the Science and Practice of Integrated River Basin Management: Lessons from North and Central American UNESCO-HELP Basins. The report is the product of the North American - UNESCO HELP workshop held at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, May 10 -12, 2010, in which the managers from six North American basins participating in HELP (San Pedro, Willamette, Upper Washita, Lake Champlain, Iowa-Cedar, Luquillo) and a Central American basin participating in HELP (Panama Canal), met to exchange ideas and "lessons learned" in various applications of IWRM. Agency members of the National Committee provided the support needed for the workshop and report including the U.S. Geological Survey; the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) which is hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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