UNESCO category 1 and 2 under the auspices of UNESCO

Asia-Pacific Centre for Ecohydrology (APCE)

Established in 2009.  APCE aims to contribute with scientific knowledge, capacity-building, educational and dissemination activities to support, design and implement ecohydrology strategies and policies for sustainable water resources management.

Jl. Gatot Subroto 10 

Jakarta 12710


Fax: +62 21 5260804

Mobile: +62 81 1 21 4304

Email1: ignasdas@yahoo.co.id

Email2: ignasdas@gmail.com)

African Regional Centre for Ecohydrology (ARCE)
Established in 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ministry of Water,Irrigation and Electricity 
Haile Gebresilassie St
Code 1056/P.O.Box 140
Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
Tel: +251 911 89 80 46
Email: yhnnszerihun@gmail.com

Centre on Integrated and Multidisciplinary Water Resources Management (AUTH)
Established in 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Prof. Elpida Kolokytha
School of Civil Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
54124 Tessaloniki

Email: lpcol@civil.auth.gr
Tel: +302310994169

Central Asian Regional Glaciological Centre (CARGC)

Established in 2012, the objective of the centre is to foster cooperation and improve scientific understanding of present and forecasted changes in glacier, snow and water resources in the region. The centre will promote regional research, education and capacity development to assess climate change impact on glaciers and permafrost in the runoff formation zone. The results from the scientific and research activities of the centre may provide policy advice to the countries to better manage water resources in a sustainable way. The activities of the centre will contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of UNESCO’s IHP.

Institute of Geography

Kabanbai batyr st./Pushkin st.  67/99

050010 Almaty

Republic of Kazakhstan

Fax: (8-727) 291-81-02

Email: iseverskiy@gmail.com

Water Centre for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean(CAZALAC)

Established in 2006. CAZALAC is responsible for coordinating and articulating scientific and technologic actions aimed at the sustainable management of water resources in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid zones of the LAC region.

Benavente 980

La Serena 


Tel: +56 51 204493

Fax: +56 51 334814

Email: gmancilla@cazalac.org

Centre for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States (CEHICA)

Established in 2010. The objective of the Centre is to generate and transfer scientific and technological knowledge related to sustainable water management in the Caribbean Island States, so as to increase the practical knowledge and improve the capacities for a more efficient use of water resources.

Avenida Enrique Jiménez Moya

Esquina Calle Juna de Dios Ventura Simó

Centro de Los Héroes

Santo Domingo. D. N.

Dominican Republic 

Tel: +809 532 3271 

Email: jrchalas@gmail.com

Regional Centre on Water Security (Centro Regional de Seguridad Hídrica)
Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in collaboration with the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA), Mexico. The Centre proposes to enhance scientific cooperation at regional level and to improve the understanding on water research, with focus on water security as a framework to cross the common divides of water services and resources.

Dr Fernando J. González Villarreal, Director of CERSHI
e-mail: fgv@pumas.iingen.unam.mx

Regional centre for groundwater management for Latin America and the Caribbean (CeReGas)

Signed in 2014, the centre will provide facilities and opportunities for advanced research on aquifer systems and groundwater resources management for scientists from Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The purpose of the Centre is two-fold: to strengthen national capacity in support of the sustainable management of aquifers in the country, and to address the needs and requirements jointly identified with other countries of the region by working in mutual cooperation. The objectives and programmes of the proposed Centre would contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme

Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente Ministerio de Vivienda,

Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

Galicia 1133, 3 Piso 

C.P. 11.100

Montevideo 11100 Uruguay

Tel: 598 (2) 917 07 10 Ext. 4553

Email: jorge.rucks@gmail.com

International Centre on Hydroinformatics for Integrated Water Resources Management, Parque Tecnologico Itaipu Binacional (CHI)

Centre jointly managed by the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Paraguay.

Av. Tancredo Neves 673
CEP 85.856-970 Foz do Iguacu
Email: nara@pti.org.br(link sends e-mail)

Supercarretera de acceso a Itaipu Binacional, Km 12 1/2

Laboratorio de Hidraulica



Email: danielal@itaipu.gov.py

Tel: +595986968866

Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee (Dundee Centre)

Established in 2006. The Dundee Centre seeks to develop and share knowledge and expertise in international, national and transboundary water law and policy.

Park Place

University of Dundee

Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1382 344456

Fax: +44 1382 226905

Email1: A.A.Allan@dundee.ac.uk

Email2: water@dundee.ac.uk

European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology (ERCE)

Established in 2006.  The Centre promotes integrative multidisciplinary ecohydrological research at a catchment scale for sustainable management, protection and restoration of aquatic resources. Basic research includes: hydrology, hydrobiology, environmental chemistry, landscape processes, soil ecology, phytotechnology, environmental toxicology and genetics, population studies and mathematical modelling.

International Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences

3 Tylna Str 

90 364 Lodz 


Tel: +48 42 681 7007 

Fax: +48 42 681 3069 

Email: mzal@biol.uni.lodz.pl

Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for South-East Asia and the Pacific (HTC Kuala Lumpur)

Established in 1999. HTC Kuala Lumpur aims to promote collaboration among countries in the region through technology and information exchange, education and science.

2 Jalan Ledang Off Jalan Duta 

50480 Kuala Lumpur 


Fax: +603 26972412

Email: ratnarajah@water.gov.my

Email2: directorofhtckl@water.gov.my

International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management (i-WSSM)
Established in 2016 at the K-Water Institute, Republic of Korea.

1689 beon-gil 125, Yuseong-daero
Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34045
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-42-3490007
Email: kslim@unesco-iwssm.org / iwssm@unesco-iwssm.org

International Centre for Coastal Ecohydrology (ICCE)

Established in 2009. This centre, under the auspices of UNESCO, will integrate the worldwide network of 24 UNESCO centres in the field of water sciences, being the only one specifically dedicated to coastal areas.

Solar do Capitão Mor

EN125 Horta das Figuras 

8000-518 Faro 


Tel: +351 289 888 140 

Fax: +351 289 888 149 

Email: lchichar@ualg.pt

International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)

Established in 2006. ICHARM deals with water-related disasters such as floods and droughts, which are major challenges that need to be overcome in order to ensure sustainable human development and poverty alleviation.

Public Works Research Institute (PWRI)

1-6 Minamihara


Ibaraki-ken 305-8516


Tel: +81 29 879 6809

Fax: +81 29 879 6709

Email: icharm@pwri.go.jp

International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM)

Established in 2009. ICIWaRM’s overall mission is the advancement of the science and practice of IWRM to address water security and other water-related challenges by regional and global action, through new knowledge, innovative technologies, collaborative interdisciplinary scientific research, networking, training and capacity development.

Institute for Water Resources 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

7701 Telegraph Road 

Alexandria VA 22315-3868 


Tel: +1 703 428 8250 

Email1: will.logan@usace.army.mil
Email2: iciwarm@gmail.com

International Centre on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (ICQHS)

Established in 2003. ICQHS aims to promote research, capacity-building and knowledge transfer on qanats, an ancient technology based on underground water-collecting galleries still widely used, as well as the preservation of the cultural heritage that qanats and other historical hydraulic infrastructures represent.

Mojtame Edarat Complex

Daneshjoo Blvd.

PO Box 89165 – 1553


IR of Iran 89161 88117

Tel  +98 (0) 35 3825 83 93

Fax  +98 (0) 35 3824 16 90

Email: info@icqhs.org / hossein_ghafoori@yahoo.com

International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC)

Established in 2014, The centre will address water cooperation in its broadest sense with a primary focus on water for peace and regional development. It will perform research, publish results, and build capacity through dedicated training programmes. Its objectives are to further develop the understanding of how transboundary waters may act as a catalyst for cooperation in an increasingly complex (e.g. due to global changes) and interdependent world and to translate this understanding into concrete policy proposals and options. The centre would be based at SIWI and would build on its internationally-oriented programmes and activities aimed at seeking sustainable solutions to the world’s escalating water crisis.

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Linnégatan 87A Box 101 87100 55 



Tel: +46 8 12136082

Email1: maria.vink@siwi.org (Maria Vink, Director)

Email2: mats.eriksson@siwi.org (Mats Eriksson, Senior Program Manager)

International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC)

Secretariat German IHP/HWRP National Committee

Federal Institute of Hydrology

P.O. Box 200253

56002 Koblenz, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)261 1306 5313

Mobile +49 (0)172 2522 616

Telefax  +49 (0)261 1306 5422

Email: Koethe@bafg.de

International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)

Established in 2007.  The overall objective of IGRAC is to include groundwater fully in the assessment of freshwater resources of the world in order to encourage and enhance the conjunctive and sustainable utilization of both groundwater and surface water.

Westvest 7

2611AX Delft

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 15 215 2325 

Email: info@un-igrac.org

Institute for Water Education
IHE, a leading institute in the field of postgraduate water education, was a UNESCO Category 1 Institute from 2001 to 2016. In order to facilitate continuous funding beyond 2016 by the Dutch Government and allow the Institute’s activities to grow and develop for the benefit of UNESCO Member States, the Organization’s 39th General Conference (November 2017) accepted the proposal to turn it into a Category 2 ‘Institute for Water Education’ under the auspices of UNESCO.

PO Box 3015
2601 DA Delft
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)152151715
Email1: e.moors@un-ihe.org
Email2: j.vandijk@un-ihe.org
Email3: g.casale@un-ihe.org
Email4: info@un-ihe.org

International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES)

Established in 1984. IRTCES promotes international exchange of knowledge and cooperation in the studies of erosion and sedimentation problems.

20 West Chegongzhuang Rd.

PO Box 366

Beijing 100044


Tel: +86 10 68413372

Fax: +86 10 68411174

Email: chliu@iwhr.com

International Research and Training Centre on Urban Drainage (IRTCUD)

Established in 1987. IRTCUD aims to foster advanced research development in urban water management, having expanded its field of work originally concerned with the aspect of urban drainage.

University of Belgrade

Via Faculty of Civil Engineering

Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73

PO Box 35-42

11000 Belgrade 


Tel: +381 11 321 85 30

Fax: +381 11 337 02 06

Email1: irtcud@hikom.grf.bg.ac.rs

Email2: jdespotovic@grf.bg.ac.rs

Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM)

Signed in 2013, the centre’s aim is to act as a facilitator and synergistic structure to articulate the different scientific and institutional stakeholders at local, national, regional, and international levels regarding of implementation of IRBM, particularly in the West African Region. The centre focusses on research in the area of hydro-informatics, IWRM, and socio-economic research and to provide IRBM training, tertiary education for water professionals. Functions include Coordination and implementation of cooperative research projects networking on information and knowledge exchange in West Africa Organize training courses, seminars, workshops, and meetings Produce publications and dissemination of publications.

National Water Resources Institute

Mando Road 



Tel: +234 705 767 8272 or +234 808 506 1158

Email: omime93@yahoo.com

Regional Centre on Groundwater Resources Education, Training and Research in East Africa (RCGRE)

Established in 2011, the aim of this centre is to provide training and encourage research; generate and provide scientific and technical information and support the exchange of information, in particular with regard to local scientific, technical and managerial knowledge, in the various domains of groundwater knowledge and management.

Kenya Water Institute

Ole Shapara Avenue; Nairobi, South C

P.O Box 60013-00200, Nairobi, Kenya 

Tel: +254 20 6007425/33/48

Email: johngondi@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)

Regional Centre for Shared Aquifer Resources Management (RCSARM)

Established in 2008. The Centre aims to generate and provide scientific and technical information and support exchange of information on regional shared groundwater management issues, with emphasis on Africa and the Arab States.

General Water Authority

PO Box 5332



Tel: +218913215894

Email: almjrbi@yahoo.co.uk

Regional Centre for Training and Water Studies of Arid and Semi-Arid Zones(RCTWS)

Established in 2002. RCTWS provides information on the science and technology of arid and semi-arid zones and promotes policies leading to integrated and sustainable water resources management.

1 Fourth Industrial Zone

PO Box 58

Sixth of October City 12566 


Tel: +202 833 4677

Fax: +202 833 4106

Email: ggamal2000@gmail.com

Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM)

Established in 2002. RCUWM aims to transfer applicable scientific knowledge and to increase know-how and capacities in all cases and dimensions of urban water management in order to promote sustainable development within the region.

1st Floor 

1 Shahrsaz Alley

Kargozar St. Dastgerdi (Zafar) Ave.

Modaress Highway

Tehran 19198 39713 

IR of Iran

Tel: +98 21 2291 1027-8

Email: info@rcuwm.org.ir

Regional Centre on Capacity Development and Research in Water Harvesting (RCWH)

Established in 2014, the aim of this centre is to provide training and research opportunities; generate and provide scientific and technical information and support the exchange of information, in particular with regard to local scientific, technical and managerial knowledge, in the various domains of water harvesting;

National Training of the Public Water Corporation

Khartoum, Sudan

Email1: rcwd-sudan@hotmail.com

Email2: info@unesco-rcwh.sd

Centre for Water for Sustainable Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (WSDAC)

Established in 2013, the centre acts as a regional centre in Southeast Europe focusing on cooperation in the areas of applied research, water administration, development and promotion of adaptation strategies, capacity development, and research for application, education, and training in the area of climate change impact on water resources management and the adaptation to such impacts.

Jaroslav Černi Institute for the Development of Water Resources

Jaroslava Černog 80 

Pinosava-Belgrade 11226


Tel : +(381 11) 390 64 50, 390 64 55, 390 73 99, 390 73 88

Fax: +(381 11) 390 64 81

Email1: brankica.majkic-dursun@jcerni.rs

Email2: nikola.zlatanovic@jcerni.co.rs