UNESCO’s IHP sessions in Korea

UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events in Korea. An important pillar of IHP is related to groundwater. As one-third of humanity is totally dependent on groundwater for their daily needs and 98% of the Planet Earth’s easily accessible freshwater is found in aquifers, UNESCO-IHP has devoted huge efforts to raise attention on this vital ‘hidden’ resource and to address the challenges of its governance and sustainable management.

IHP 50.200The Programme’s groundwater activities and projects will be presented in events that are highlighted in the following brochures.

acrobat icon Monday 13 April 2015, 17:00–19:00 hrs – Shared Vision and Framework for
     Action for Groundwater Governance
     The findings on groundwater governance of more than 700 experts from over 100
     countries will be presented


acrobat icon Tuesday 14 April 2015, 11:20–13:20 hrs – Managing Climatic Extreme Events:
     The new Global Map of Groundwater Vulnerability to Floods and Droughts
     Presentation of the new «Global Map of Groundwater Vulnerability to Floods and


acrobat icon Tuesday 14 April 2015, 17:00–19:00 – Sharing benefits of transboundary waters across sectors and countries
     Presentation of examples and approaches for advancing transboundary cooperation through sharing benefits across
     sectors and borders, therefore contributing to advancing regional development, integration, and stability