Who's who

IHP Secretariat

IHP’s activities are implemented thanks to the efforts of its Secretariat, located in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Secretariat provides studies, information, and facilities needed to perform the programme’s activities, and its duties range from the daily responsibilities of maintaining a professional office, to in-the-field decisions on water-related issues around the world.

The postal address for IHP is:
International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
UNESCO/Division of Water Sciences (SC/HYD)
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Tel : +33 1 45 68 40 01
Fax: +33 1 45 68 58 11
Email: ihp(at)unesco.org

Following is a list of members of the IHP Secretariat:

Office of the Secretary and Director

Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros
Secretary, International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
Director, Division of Water Sciences

Vicente Leogardo III
Assistant Programme Specialist

Anna Movsisyan 
Senior Assistant 

Section on Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity (SC/HYD/HSS)

Siegfried Demuth
Chief of Section

Anil Mishra
Programme Specialist

Barbara Kavuma Lwanga 

Section on Groundwater Systems and Settlements (SC/HYD/GSS)

Alice Aureli
Programme Specialist

Sima Taheri 

Lydie Kente

Section on Ecohydrology, Water Quality and Water Education (SC/HYD/EQE)

Giuseppe Arduino
Programme Specialist

Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa 
Programme Specialist

Miguel de França Doria 
Programme Specialist

Georgette Gobina

Sandrine Baron 

Secretariat of the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) 

Regional Hydrologists

The UNESCO Regional Offices are responsible for the implementation of IHP at the regional level. Regional Hydrologists are posted in the field and serve as IHP focal points for all issues relating to the Programme, both at regional and national levels. The following Regional Hydrologists are currently working in coordination with the IHP Secretariat:

Abou Amani
Regional Hydrologist for Africa, UNESCO Nairobi Office

Bisher Imam
Regional Hydrologist for the Arab States, UNESCO Cairo Office

Shahbaz Khan
Regional Hydrologist for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and Deputy Director, UNESCO Jakarta Office

Philippe Pypaert
Regional Hydrologist for Europe, UNESCO Venice Office

Zelmira May
Regional Hydrologist a.i. for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO Montevideo Office

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