U.S. National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme

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The International Hydrological Programme (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 Programme to support IHP activities. The functions of the Committee are to provide advice on hydrological issues to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO in accordance with the Bylaws.

IHP activities in the United States are carried out under the guidance of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 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 http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/ihp-viii-water-security/

Functions of the Committee include:

  • Making recommendations on U.S. participation in the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and assisting upon request in the formulation and review of other UNESCO international water resources activities.
  • Providing advice on domestic and international activities related to UNESCO programs that advance research, education, or training in water resources sciences or the application of water resources sciences to specific problems.
  • Recommending U.S. programs for participation in the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme.
  • Providing advice to organizations involved in U.S. participation in UNESCO international water resources activities.

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 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 1-3 years, with 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) or Bill Cunningham, Chair (wcunning@usgs.gov).

 

U.S. NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Katherine Bailey - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Jerad Bales - The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI)
Michael Campana - American Water Resources Association
Chuck Chaitovitz - U.S. Water Partnership
Bill Cunningham1 - U.S. Geological Survey
Terry Davies - National Science Foundation
Maria Donosom - Florida International University
Bradley Doorn - NASA
Russel Jones2- American Association of Engineering Societies
Richard Meganck2 - Oregon State University
Randall Over2 - American Society of Civil Engineers
William Logan - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lauren Schapker - National Ground Water Association
Soroosh Sorooshian - University of California at Irvine, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Richard Volk - USAID
Eric Wood - Princeton University
Thomas Graziano - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Reagan Waskom - Colorado State University

Chair, U.S. National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme
2 Member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

 

UNESCO WATER AND HYDROLOGY-RELATED RESOURCES

U.S. National Committee Meetings and Presentations

 

MAY 24, 2018

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JANUARY 18, 2018

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APRIL 26, 2017

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NOVEMBER 16, 2016

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