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

U.S. National Committee IHP Objectives

IHP activities in the United States are carried out under the guidance of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. In order to facilitate the implementation of UNESCO activities in the United States, a National Committee for IHP was established in 2006. There are two meetings of the IHP National Committee each year, in the fall and spring. Activities are conducted largely between the members by telecommunications. IHP activities are regularly reported to the UNESCO National Commission.

The National Committee for IHP brings together many of the key Federal agencies with mission responsibility for in the hydrologic sciences, hydrological research groups, and academic researchers in the hydrologic research community within the United States. As such, the United States is able to contribute towards IHP through a variety of hydrologic research programs and related activities. The National Committee for IHP plans to undertake activities which are closely aligned to the themes of IHP-VIII. The description of IHP VIII is available at

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