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UNESCO Water Chairs

Water-related UNESCO Chairs

1) Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Changes

UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Change and Water Resources Management 

Established in 2010 at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Contact: Prof. Dr-Ing. Nacken Heribert (UNESCO Chairholder)
Work phone: +49-(0)241 80-252-74
Fax: +49-(0)241-80-227-01
Email: lfi@lfi.rwth-aachen.de


UNESCO Chair on Integrated River Research and Management

Established in 2014 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Contact: Prof Habersack Helmut (Chairholder)
Work phone: (+43) 1 / 3189900-101
Email: helmut.habersack@boku.ac.at


UNESCO Chair on Integrated River Research and Management

Established in 2014 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Contact: Prof Habersack Helmut (Chairholder)
Work phone: (+43) 1 / 3189900-101
Email: helmut.habersack@boku.ac.at


UNESCO Chair on the prevention and sustainable management of geo-hydrological hazards 

Established in 2016 at the University of Florence
Contact: Dr. Paolo Caniti
Email:convenzioni.didattica@adm.unifi.it; nicola.casagli@unifi.it


Chair on Water, Disaster Management and Climate Change

Established in 2016 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Contact: Associate Professor Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong, (Chairholder)
Mailing Address: Chulalongkorn University 254 Phayathai Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Email: Sucharit.K@chula.ac.th
Tel: 662-2218-7464


UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management for Sustainable Development, (WENDI)

Professor Kaoru Takara, Director, DPRI, (Chair holder on Water Related Disaster Management)
Mr. Shigenabou Tanka (Co-Chair on Water Resources)
Mr. Yosuke Yamashiki (Co-Chair on Water Quality)
Mr. Hideaki Ohgaki (Co-Chair on Energy)
Mr Eiji Nawata (Co-chair on Food Security)
Mr Mamoru Kanzaki (Co-Chair on Biodiversity)
Mr Shigeo Yoden (Co-Chair on Climate Change)
Mr Michinori Hatayama (Co Chair on data science)
Dr Takahiro Sayama, Associate Professor, DPRI, (Contact Person)
Mailing Address: Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)
Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011(Japan)
Telephone: +81-774-38-4125/Fax: +81-77438-4130
Email: sayama.takahiro.3u@kyoto-u.ac.jp (contact person)
www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp


UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction

Chairholder Fawu WANG, Ph.D
Director, Research Center on Natural Disaster Reduction
Director-General, International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction
Editor-in-Chief, Springer-Open Journal: Geoenvironmental Disasters
Head Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, Shimane University, Japan
Mailing Address: Shimane University, Research Center on Natural Disaster Reduction 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue 690-8504, Japan
Tel: +81-852-32-9878, Fax: +81-852-32-6469
Email: wangfw@riko.shimane-u.ac.jp


UNESCO Chair for Water Related Disaster Risk Reduction

Established in 2016 at the UL Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia Contact: Ms. Klaudija Sapac and Dr. Nejc Bezak
Professor Matjaz Mikos (Chairholder) Mailing Address: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Engineering Kongresni trg 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia Romana Hudin – Assistant International Office
Tel: 00386 1 4768 628, Fax: +81-852-32-6469
Email: romana.hudin@fgg.uni-lj.si)matjaz.mikos@fgg.uni-lj.si;secretariat@unesco-floods.eu


UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Planning and Environmental Engineering 

Established in 2016 at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Chairholder: Dr (Mr.) Haddush Goitom
Mailing Address: Ethiopian Institute of Technology, Mekelle University, P.O. Box 231, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Phones: Mobile +251914314431; Office +251344410971
Email: haddushgoitom@yahoo.com


UNESCO Chair on Natural Resources Management, Land Planning and Environmental Protection

Established in 1999 at the Environmental Sciences Center, EULA-Chile, and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Concepcion
Contact: Prof. Oscar Parra B. Emeritus Professor
Email Address: oparra@udec.cl
Work Phone: 56-41-204-002


UNESCO Chair in Sciences, Technologies and Environment

Established in 1996 at the National University of Benin
Contact: Prof. Mansour MOUDACHIROU, Chairholder Mailing Address: Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Faculte des sciences et techniques, 01 BP 188, Contonou, Benin
Email Address: moudmans@yahoo.fr
Telephone: (work) +229 90936337

http://www.chaireunescobenin.org/


2) Groundwater in a Changing Environment

UNESCO Chair in Geohydrology 

Established in 1999 at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Contact: Prof Xu Yongxin (Chairholder)
Work number: (021) 9593882
Fax number: (021) 9593118
Email: yxu@uwc.ac.za 
Progress Report: 2006-20072007-2009


UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Groundwater Management 

Established in 2007 at the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan and the Institute of Geo-ecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Contact: Prof Badamgarav Erdenechimeg
Work phone: 976-11-325-993
Fax: 976-11-321-862
Email: geoeco@magicnet.mn janchivdorj_mn@yahoo.com


UNESCO Chair in Global Environmental Changes 

Established at the University of Quebec, Montreal
Contact: Dr Yves Prairie
Email: prairie.yves@uqam.ca 


UNESCO Chair on Groundwater arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Chairholder: Prof Jochen Bundschuh
Mailing Address:  University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba Campus, West Street, 4350 Too-woomba, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4631 2694,
Email: Jochen.Bundschuh@usq.edu.au 


3) Addressing Water Security and Quality

UNESCO Chair in Water Resources 

Established in 1994 at Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
Contact: Professor. Eltayeb Hassan Onsa (Chairholder)
Work phone: +249 (183)571921/ (183)571922; +249912140131
Email: eonsah@gmail.comonsah@ucwr.org 
Progress Report 2008-2000; Profile & Progress Report: 2011


UNESCO-EOLSS Chair in Wadi Hydrology

Established in 1999 at the University of Jordan, Jordan
Contact: Prof Shatanawi Muhammad (Chairholder)
Work phone: 962 777 48 44 99 or 962-6-5355000 ext.: 22441 or 22308
Fax: 962-6-5300829
Email: shatanaw@ju.edu.jo 
Progress Reports: 2004-20102009


UNESCO Chair in Water Resources 

Contact: Prof Arcady Matveev
Mailing Address: Irkutsk State University, 1 Karl Marx Str.
664003 Irkut, Russian Federation
Number:+ 7(395-2) 42.56.40, Email: matvbaikal@mail.ru 
Smirnov Alexander (Rector); Prof. Tatiana Lichtovannaia
Work phone: +7- 395-2 24.34.53
Fax: +7-395-2 24.22.38
Email: isupress@isu.rurector@isu.rulichtov@admin.isu.rumatvbaikal@mail.ru 


UNESCO Chair in Applied Membrane Sciences for Environment 

Established in 2004 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Institute Européen des Membranes, Montpellier, France
Contact: Prof Gilbert Rios (Responsable de la Chaire)
Work phone: 04 67 14 91 40
Email: gilbert.rios@umontpellier.fr ; http://Twitter: @UnescoSIMEV
Progress Report: http://www.unesco-simev.org/ressources/rapports-simev/


UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Sustainability 

Established in 2005 at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala
Contact: Joram Gil
Work phone: (502) 2473-0205; (502) 369-3701/03
Email: joramgil@gmail.com 
Progress Report: 2005-2007


UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Water Services 

Established in 2012 at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Contact: Adjunct Prof Katko Tapio (Chairholder)
Work phone: +358-3-3115 2183
Fax: +358-3115 2869
Email: tapio.katko@tut.fi 


UNESCO Chair on Water Reuse at the University of Tehran 

Established in 2014 at the University of Tehran, Iran
Contact: Prof Sarrafzadeh Mohammad Hossein (Chairholder)
Work phone: +982161112185; +982166957784
Email: sarrafzdh@ut.ac.ir 


UNESCO Chair in Hydrometeorological Risks

Established at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico

Contact: Polioptro Fortunato Martinez Austria

Workphone: +52 (222) 229 22 17

Email: polioptro.martinez@udlap.mx 


UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water research for Climate adaptation in Arid Environment

Established in 2017 at the Namibia University of Science and Technology
Chairholder: Prof Nnenesi Kgabi,
Mailing Address: Namibia University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering                                        P.O. Box 1338, 13 Storch Street, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 2072609; +264 816116254
Email Address: nkgabi@nust.na 


UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management in Central Asia

Established in 2016 at the German-Kazakh University, Kazakhstan
Contact: Dr. iur. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta
Mailing Address: German-Kazakh University, ul. Puschkina 111
050010, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Work phone. +7-727 355 05 51 (ex. 232) Mobile: +7 (8) 705 90 49 680
Fax: +7-727 355 05 5
E-mail: janusz-pawletta@dku.kz 


UNESCO Chair on Surface Hydrology: Research, Knowledge and Outreach under Uncertain Climate Sceneries

Established in 2018 at the University of Talca, Chile
Chairholder: Dr. Roberto Pizarro
Mailing address: Director, Centro Tecnológico de Hidrología Ambiental.
University of Talca, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales
Av Lircay, Talca, Región del Maule, Chile
Email Address: rpizarro@utalca.cl ,  Phone: +56 71 220 0200/56-71-2-2-2200375
Website: http://www.utalca.cl/english/


UNESCO Chair on Surface Hydrology: Research, Knowledge and Outreach under Uncertain Climate Sceneries

Established in 2018 at the University of Talca, Chile
Chairholder: Dr. Roberto Pizarro
Mailing address: Director, Centro Tecnológico de Hidrología Ambiental.
University of Talca, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales
Av Lircay, Talca, Región del Maule, Chile
rpizarro@utalca.cl ,+56 71 220 0200/56-71-2-2-2200375
http://www.utalca.cl/english/ 


UNESCO-UNTIWIN Network in Water Resources

Established 2009 at the Irkutsk State University, Russian Federation
Mailing Address: Irkutsk State University, 1 K. Marx St, Irkutsk, Russian Federation
Contact: Prof Alexander Smirnov isupress@isu.ru;rector@isu.ru 
Website: www.isu.ru/en/index.htm 


UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation

Established 2016 at the Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Contact: Professor Ashok Swain (Chair holder)
Mailing address: Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46-18-4717653, 070-7507627 +46-18-695102
Email Address: ashok.swain@pcr.uu.se 
Website: http://www.pcr.uu.se/about/staff/swain_a/


UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security

Established 2018 at the Florida International University
Dr Maria Concepcion Donoso, Co-Director International Programs,
Mailing address: Institute of Water and Environment, Florida International University, 3000NE 151st Street- AC2-220, North Miami, Florida 33181 USA
Phone: +1305-919-4115;                                                                                                                                                                                                              Email Address: mcdonoso@fiu.edu


UNESCO Chair on Sustainability

Established 2018 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Chairholder Dr. Jordi Morató
Mailing Address : Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ESEIAAT- Campus Terrassa, C/Colom, 1. Floor 0 Door 108, 08222. TERRASSA, Barcelona 08034 (SPAIN)
Email Address: jordi.morato@upc.edu Website:  www.unescosost.or


UNESCO Chair on Water Diplomacy, Water Resources Management and Environmental Protection

Established in 2018 at teh Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers Chairholder: Professor Abdulhakim Salokhiddinov Mailing Address: Head of the Department of Ecology and Water management Department, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization, Faculty of Hydromelioration, Department of Ecology and Water Management, Engineers, 39, str. Kari Niyaziy, Tashkent, 1000, Uzbekistan
998 71 237-22-67; 998 71 237-54-79
Mailing Address : admin@tiiame.uz; tohir-zs@mail.ru                                                                                                                                                           Website:  www.unescosost.or


UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Resources Management

Established in 2019 at An-Najah National University, Nablus, West bank, Palestine 
Chairholder: Dr. Anan Jayyousi
Mailing Address : An-Najah National University, Bureau principal, B.p 7 Naplouse, Work Phone: 972-59-9397059 (cell) ; 972-92-382008 / 972-92-345760  
Email Address: anan@najah.edu 


UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resources Management 

Established in 2019 at COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Cantt, Pakistan 
Chairholder: Professor Tayyeb Akram 
Mailing Address : Park Road, Tarlai Kalan, Islamabad 45550, Pakistan                                                                                                                      Telephone: +92-51-9247000-9247002 and 9049802  
Email Address: dirwah@comsats.edu.pk


UNESCO Chair on Tropical Freshwater Management 

Established in 2019 at the Universidad Regional Amazonica Ikiam, ECUADOR
Contact: Prof. Jorge E. Celi, Chairholder 
Mailing Address: Km 8, Via Muyuna, Tena, Napo 150150 
Work phone: 593 6 370 0040, cell: 593 9 983 36551 
E-mail: jorge.celi@ikiam.edu.ec


3) Water and Human Settlements of the Future

UNESCO Chair in Water and Environment Management for Sustainable Cities

Established in 2012 at the Sharif University of Technology, Iran 
Contact: Dr. Abrishamchi Ahmad (Chairholder)  
Work phone: +98(21)66164238; Fax: +98(21)66014828 
E-mail: abrisham@sharif.edu

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