WINGA-ASPAC International Hydrological Programme-Water Interoperability Networks for Global Change Adaption

In the Framework of the International Hydrological Programme  with particular reference to climatic variability and changes, the present project intends to develop, in the ASPACAsia Pacific Region, and in line with UNESCO's draft 34C/4 and 35C/5 documents, measures for the assessment, monitoring, mitigation and adaption to the impacts of global changes on river basins and aquifers and strengthening of scientific approaches for improved water management and capacity building and education at all levels

The present project proposes, with 4 components, a thorough approach to water resources in general by maintaining:

  1. The interoperability of water networks in the ASPAC region (Regional Steering Committee Meeting for Southeast Asia and the Pacific), essential to the implementation of interlinked activities both at national and regional levels, by organising the 17th Regional Steering Committee meeting in Wuhan, China, November 2009 in conjunction with the International Conference on "Hydrology and Disaster Management"

  2. The 19th IHP training course in Nagoya on Water Resources and Water Related Disasters under Climate Change - Prediction, Impact Assessment and Adaptation, November/December 2009

  3. Flood disaster prevention and mitigation measures in Asia and the Pacific region (including Disaster Reduction Hyperbase (DRH) and National Institute for earth Science and Disaster Prevention(NIED))

  4. The initial approach to the Urban Hydrology project with particular reference to the Sustainable Water Management in Asian Cities (SWITCH-in-Asia)