UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Scientific Cooperative Programme in Hydrology and Water Resources
The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building. The programme, tailored to Member States’ needs, is implemented in six-year phases – allowing it to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
IHP-VII: Water Dependencies: Systems under Stress and Societal Responses
This phase of IHP (2008-2013) will continue to promote and lead international hydrological research, facilitate education and capacity development and enhance governance in water resources management. The aim of these efforts is to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on environmental sustainability, water supply, sanitation, food security and poverty alleviation.