National Committees of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean

The National Committees work at a national government level and play a fundamental role in the IHP implementation as interlocutors between the Programme and the Member States. The National Committees composition changes from a country to another one, depending on the national capacities and the existing institutional structure

List of the National Committees and Focal Points of the IHP in Latin America and the Caribbean

The IHP Bureau advises the National Committees: 

  • To establish a multidisciplinary composition between its members, in a way that includes as much scientists as water managers and competent governmental entities, professional associations and civil society (non-governmental organizations and the private sector);
  • To work in close collaboration with UNESCO´s Regional Hydrologist and with the Vice-President of the IHP Regional Intergovernmental Council, to ensure regular close communication, as well as an exchange of experience with other National Committees from the region and with the International Hydrological Programme;
  • To interact with the country´s UNESCO International Commission, in order to fully participate in UNESCO´s issues and also contribute to the international debate and decision-making for UNESCO in which the National Commissions have an increasingly important part to play. In cases where there is no National Committee formally established, we decide on a Focal Point .

The National Committees and Focal Points of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean meet every two years to supervise the Programme´s implementation and establish cooperation through various subjects related to water.

Reports on the National Committees Meetings and Focus Points of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (IHP-LAC)

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