Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in Water resources (533), established in 2001 at Irkutsk State University (Russian Federation).


Water resources.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of water resources
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in the Altai Region (Russian Federation), Central Asian Republic, Mongolia, China, France and Switzerland.

Host Institution

Progress Report 2008-2010(short version)


  • University of Savoie (France)
  • University of Mongolia, Oulan-Bator (Mongolia)
  • National Polytechnical School of Algier (Algeria)
  • Institute of Fundamental and Experimental Biologie, Science Academy, Oulan - Oudé (Russia)
  • Limnologic Institute, Academy of Sciences, Irkoutsk (Russia)
  • Geochemistry Institute, Academy of Sciences, Irkoutsk (Russia)
  • Institut de la croûte terrestre, Academy of Sciences, Irkoutsk (Russia)
  • Institute of geography, Academy of Sciences, Irkoutsk (Russia)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Moscow


Prof. Alexander Smirnov, Irkutsk State University
Rector, UNESCO Chairholder

E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (7-395-2) 24 34 53/ 42 58 44
Fax - (7-3952)-24 22 38
Street - Ul. K. Marksa 1
City - Irkutsk
Postal Code - 664003
Country - Russian Federation

Prof. Tatiana Lichtovannaia, Irkutsk State University
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (7-395-2) 42.56.40
Fax - (7-395-2) 24.22.38
Street - Karl Marx Str.1
City - Irkutsk
Postal Code - 664003
Country - Russian Federation