A new agreement between the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and UNESCO-IHE was signed on 27 April.
The deal further strengthens the longstanding cooperation between the two organizations and will focus on priority areas. These priority areas are the Delta countries in which UNESCO-IHE is very active as well as in China and the USA.
These countries are of strategic importance in building Government to Government relations and in the transfer and exchange of knowledge.
Water management is a priority for these countries. Main activities under the MoU will cover projects related to Coastal Zone Management, River Basin Management, Water Quality and Quantity, Floods and Safety, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Wetlands Management, River and Coastal Engineering, as well as Water Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change as cross-cutting and emerging issues.
The signing marks the third phase of the formal cooperation between the two entities that started in 2003 and is expected to run until 2014.
Date published: 28 April 2011