The Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, better known as HTC Kuala Lumpur (HTC KL) has been established upon the approval of the Malaysia Cabinet Paper on 17th April 1996. Hence, on 28th October 1999 the history has witnessed Momento of Malaysia and United Nations of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Inspired by the increasing awareness on the importance of hydrology and water resources management in the humid tropics region, HTC KL was founded to champion goal of sustainable water resource development for South East Asia and the Pacific region.

At the HTC KL, we continuously increase scientific and technological knowledge about the hydrological cycle. Urban hydrology, especially urban drainage has always been our main interest.

Our function is to:

  • Coordinating the implementation of co-operative hydrological and water resources research projects and activities
  • Networking with IHP National Commitee and other similar centre for exchange of scientific and technical information
  • Organizing training cources, seminars, workshops and meeting to facilitate latest technology and design
  • Publish related hydrological and water resources publications, information dissemination and media for international distribution