U.S. National Commission for UNESCO establishes U.S. National Committee for the International Hydrological Program
Date: 05/20/2011 Description: International Hydrological Program (IHP) logo. © UN ImageThe International Hydrological Program (IHP) is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) international scientific cooperative program in water research, water resources management, education, and capacity-building. In 2006, the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO established the U.S. National Committee for the International Hydrological Program to support IHP activities.

This Committee:

  • Provides programmatic advice to IHP through the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
  • Assists in supporting other UNESCO water resources activities
  • Represents U.S. domestic and international water activities to UNESCO
  • Supports IHP training, research, and capacity building efforts from a U.S. perspective
  • Recommends and supports the participation of other U.S. water programs in the IHP
  • Advises the U.S. Government on its participation in UNESCO and the IHP

Date: 04/08/2011 Location: Washington, DC Description: Members of the U.S. National Commission meet with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO Observance of World Press Freedom Day in Washington, DC. © State Dept Image/Nazanin Berarpour
Members of the U.S. National Committee for the IHP meeting at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

For additional information about the program, see UNESCO IHP. For information about National Committees of other countries, see the IHP National Committee page.

The U.S. National Committee membership includes members of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, U.S. government agencies, and external organizations with expertise in water resources. U.S. National Committee IHP members serve terms of 3 years. The responsibility for chairing the Committee rotated among the Federal agencies. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently chairing the Committee.

For additional information, please contact: Verne Schneider, National Committee Executive Secretary (vrschnei@usgs.gov), Jennifer Eldridge, Deputy Director and Science Liaison (EldridgeJA@state.gov), or Jerad Bales, Chair (jdbales@usgs.gov).


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