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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 Knowledge Enhancement and Awareness towards Water Security, HTC KL was founded as a catalyst in carrying out its UNESCO Water Centre Category 2 (WC2) functions on the international collaboration in hydrology and water resources towards achieving the 2030 Agenda of the sustainable development goals.

Within its capacity as WC2 under the auspices of UNESCO, HTC KL will continuosly increase the scientific and technological knowledge about hydrological cycle as well as facilitate in the knowledge exchange and water education thus increasing the capacity to the capacity to better manage and develop the integrated water resources management .

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  • 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 courses, seminars, workshops and meeting to facilitate latest technology and design
  • Publish related hydrological and water resources publications, information dissemination and media for international distribution
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A catalyst in carrying out regional and international collaboration, consultation and partnership among countries in the region where water related problem are in need for urgent attention and a dependable solution.


To be World Water Centre of Excellence.


  • To promote a conducive atmosphere for collaboration among countries in the regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific through technology and information exchange, education and science.
  • To increase scientific and technological knowledge about hydrological knowledge about hydrological cycle, thus increasing the capacity to better manage and develop the water resources in a holistic manner.