Water-related Centres under the auspices of UNESCO
The water-related centres under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2) work on relevant thematic and geographic priorities in their areas of expertise. Since Member States have realized the potential of these centres, the network has been rapidly expanding.
Established in 1984. IRTCES promotes international exchange of knowledge and cooperation in the studies of erosion and sedimentation problems.
20 West Chegongzhuang Rd.
PO Box 366
Tel: +86 10 68413372
Fax: +86 10 68411174
Established in 1987. IRTCUD aims to foster advanced research development in urban water management, having expanded its field of work originally concerned with the aspect of urban drainage.
University of Belgrade
Via Faculty of Civil Engineering
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73
PO Box 35-42
Tel: +381 11 321 85 30
Fax: +381 11 337 02 06
Established in 1999. HTC Kuala Lumpur aims to promote collaboration among countries in the region through technology and information exchange, education and science.
4. Regional Centre for Training and Water Studies of Arid and Semi-arid Zones (RCTWS)
Established in 2002. RCTWS provides information on the science and technology of arid and semi-arid zones and promotes policies leading to integrated and sustainable water resources management.
1 Fourth Industrial Zone
PO Box 58
Sixth of October City 12566
Tel: +202 833 4677
Fax: +202 833 4106
5. Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM)
Established in 2002. RCUWM aims to transfer applicable scientific knowledge and to increase know-how and capacities in all cases and dimensions of urban water management in order to promote sustainable development within the region.
1 Shahrsaz Alley
Kargozar St. Dastgerdi (Zafar) Ave.
Tehran 19198 34453
IR of Iran
Tel: +98 21 8875 4936
Fax: +98 21 8874 1230
Established in 2003. ICQHS aims to promote research, capacity-building and knowledge transfer on qanats, an ancient technology based on underground water-collecting galleries still widely used, as well as the preservation of the cultural heritage that qanats and other historical hydraulic infrastructures represent.
PO Box 89165 – 1553
IR of Iran
Tel: +98 351 8250 553
Fax: +98 351 8241 690
7. IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (IHP-HELP Dundee)
Established in 2006. The IHP-HELP Centre seeks to develop and share knowledge and expertise in international, national and transboundary water law and policy.
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland
Tel: +44 1382 344456
Fax: +44 1382 226905
Established In 2006. ICHARM deals with water-related disasters such as floods and droughts, which are major challenges that need to be overcome in order to ensure sustainable human development and poverty alleviation.
Public Works Research Institute (PWRI)
1-6 Minamihara Tsukuba-shi
Tel: +81 29 879 6809
Fax: +81 29 879 6709
Established in 2006. ERCE promotes integrative multidisciplinary ecohydrological research at a catchment scale for sustainable management, protection and restoration of aquatic resources.
Established in 2006. CAZALAC is responsible for coordinating and articulating scientific and technologic actions aimed at the sustainable management of water resources in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid zones of the LAC region.
Tel: +56 51 204493
Fax: +56 51 334814
11. Regional Centre on Urban Water Management for Latin America and the Caribbean
Established in 2007. The Centre aims to promote research on the different aspects of urban water management, capacity and institutional building for countries in the region through education, training, scientific and technical research, as well as international and regional cooperation and networking.
Ministerio de Ambiente
Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial
Oficina de Asuntos Internacionales
República de Colombia
Tel: +57 1 3323400
Established in 2007. The overall objective of IGRAC is to include groundwater fully in the assessment of freshwater resources of the world in order to encourage and enhance the conjunctive and sustainable utilization of both groundwater and surface water.
PO Box 2807
Tel: +31 15 215 2325
Established in 2008. The Centre aims to generate and provide scientific and technical information and support exchange of information on regional shared groundwater management issues, with emphasis on Africa and the Arab States.
c/o General Water Authority
PO Box 5332 Tripoli
Established in 2009. ICIWaRM’s overall mission is the advancement of the science and practice of IWRM to address water security and other water-related challenges by regional and global action, through new knowledge, innovative technologies, collaborative interdisciplinary scientific research, networking, training and capacity development.
Institute for Water Resources
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria VA 22315-3868
Tel: +1 703 428 8250
Fax: +1 703 428 8171
Established in 2009. HidroEx aims to strengthen excellence in applied research in the management of water resources and on educating communities to enhance the understanding of social and economic values of water resources, with a special focus on Latin American and African countries.
Rua Tiradentes 325
State of Minas Gerais CEP (MG)
Tel: +55 34 3429 9500
Established in 2009. This centre, under the auspices of UNESCO, will integrate the worldwide network of 24 UNESCO centres in the field of water sciences, being the only one specifically dedicated to coastal areas.
Solar do Capitão Mor
EN125 Horta das Figuras
Tel: +351 289 888 140
Fax: +351 289 888 149
17. Asia-Pacific Centre for Ecohydrology (APCE)
Established in 2009. APCE aims to contribute with scientific knowledge, capacity-building, educational and dissemination activities to support, design and implement ecohydrology strategies and policies for sustainable water resources management.
Established in 2010. The objective of the Center is to generate and transfer scientific and technological knowledge related to sustainable water management in the Carribean Island States, so as to increase the practical knowledge and improve the capacities for a more efficient use of water resources.
Avenida Enrique Jiménez Moya
Esquina Calle Juna de Dios Ventura Simó
Centro de Los Héroes
Santo Domingo. D. N.
Tel: +809 532 3271