Internal Coordination Meetings of Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP)

Cibinong, LIPI. Water is a basic human need that cannot be replaced. The need for water continues to increase along with the increasing human population. The availability of proper water is also decreasing day by day. Therefore, the United Nations has created Intergovernmental Hydrological programs (IHP) for water research and management, and related education and capacity development. This program is certainly obliged to be implemented by UNESCO member countries, by creating a national committee to implement it.

Based on the program from UNESCO related to water issues, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) held an internal coordination meeting. The meeting was attended by Ocky Karna Radjasa (Deputy for Earth Sciences-LIPI), Fauzan Ali (Head of the Research Center for Limnology-LIPI), Ignasius Dwi Atmana Sutapa (Executive Director of APCE), Apip, Intan Suci Nurhati, and several other meeting participants. During the meeting, Ignasius explained several things, namely the vision and mission of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programs (IHP), plans for the formation of a national committee and related stakeholders, the benefits obtained in its implementation, and plans for activities to be implemented in 2021.

It is hoped that the results of the internal coordination meeting can be carried out immediately and could be supported by various institutions that are stakeholders in the established membership of the national committee. The national committee that was formed was able to work well and achieve the agreed targets and of course to assist in efforts to overcome crises or problems with water availability in Indonesia.