(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The role of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Hydrological Programme in sustainable water resources management in East Asian countries

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JAYAKUMAR R. (1) ; DUAN X. (1) ; KIM E. (1) ; LIU K. (1) ;
(1) Natural Science Sector, UNESCO office, Beijing, CHINE


In light of transboundary waters in IHP (International Hydrological Programme), RSC (Regional Steering Committee) plays a focal role for facilitating regional cooperation in the Southeast and East Asia and Pacific States. Furthermore, ISI (International Sediment Initiative) and IFI (International Flood Initiative) have significant roles, respectively, for the management of erosion and sedimentation in line with river system or reservoir management, and for the flood management focusing on capacity building of each country in East Asia. There are other major areas of concern under UNESCO’s IHP programme in East Asia, specifically in aspects including, mitigating water conflicts on transboundary aquifers through ISARM (International Shared Aquifer Resources Management), water management of arid areas through Water and Development Information for Arid Lands- A Global Network (Asian G-WADI), and sustainable management of groundwater by UNESCO Water Chair, as well as water education through the programme of Sustainable Water Integrated Management-Educational Component


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2009, vol. 19, no3 [pp. 259-272]

Bibliographic references : 12 ref.

Collation : 2 tabl.



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