Defined during the Vth and VIth phases of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP), Ecohydrology is a scientific concept applied to environmental problem-solving. It quantifies and explains the relationships between hydrological processes and biotic dynamics at a catchment scale.
The concept is based upon the assumption that sustainable development of water resources is dependent on the ability to restore and maintain evolutionary established processes of water and nutrient circulation and energy flows at the basin scale.
Ecohydrology as a contribute to IHP
The mission of the International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology, as a UNESCO center is to contribute to the implementation of UNESCO's programs, particularly the International Hydrological Programme (IHP). Through the development of scientific knowledge based on the concept of ecohydrology and the establishment of educational strategies and cultural dissemination for the society, which harmonize the sustainable use of aquatic resources with the enhancement of human being, contributing to the improvement of quality of life of society, with special emphasis on Africa and areas of Mediterranean climate. - More
Practical Experiments Guide for Ecohydrology
Book 2009. Colour. 118 pp. 21 Chapters. Aiming to contribute to the dissemination of the Ecohydrology concept in different types of aquatic ecosystems, this book proposes a series of practical experiments, mostly requiring non-sophisticated laboratory equipment and conditions. The experiments proposed will provide to the water science students a practical knowledge of the methods to identify, analyse and design solutions to water and biodiversity degradation. For further discussion, questions or suggestions readers may use the book webpage. See by chapters or download the entire book.
International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)
The celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2004 and reviewed its area of work to ensure that its programme reflects current global environmental priorities and is closely linked to the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) - More
European Regional Centre on Ecohydrology (ERCE)
Established under the auspices of UNESCO, in Lodz (Poland), as an international institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (International Centre for Ecology) in co-operation with the University of Lodz, in the framework of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP).
ERCE promotes integrative multidisciplinary ecohydrological research at a catchment scale for sustainable management, protection and restoration of aquatic resources. Basic research includes: hydrology, hydrobiology, environmental chemistry, landscape processes, soil ecology, phytotechnology, environmental toxicology and genetics, population studies and mathematical modelling - More
International Centre on Coastal Ecohydrology (ICCE)
Established under the auspices of UNESCO, located within the University of Algarve (UALG), in Faro, Portugal, the Centre promotes science, education and public awareness in areas of expertise, specially for Africa and Mediterranean regions - More