The Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for South-East Asia and the Pacific Kuala Lumpur is one of the UNESCO Category 2 Water Centre. Better known as Humid Tropics Centre Kuala Lumpur (HTC KL), HTC KL has been established upon the approval of the Malaysia Cabinet Paper on the 17th April 1996. Hence, on the 28th October 1999, Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between Government 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 in hydrology and water resources towards achieving the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. As per today HTC KL has conducted more than 20 conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops; altogether more than 2000 attendees and participants from various countries and water backgrounds.

As for Research and Development (R&D), HTC KL has collaborated various R&D projects with its partners and associates. HTC KL has also produced more than 50 technical reports, journals, and proceedings with hundredth of publications that streamline with all IHP Strategic Plans (currently is IHP-VIII Strategic Plan 2014-2021). HTC KL will continue to carry out the responsibilities and trust given to us focusing on IHP-VIII Strategic Plan 2014-2021; filling the gaps for Theme II while playing a bigger role to cope with the country and regional challenges particularly on water security agenda for Humid Tropics areas across the globe. HTC KL will continue to collaborate and network at the national, regional or international level. HTC KL also offer our services as a regional water centre under the auspices of UNESCO.

Ratna Rajah

Ir. Ratna Rajah Sivapiragasam