2023 EURO-FRIEND Workshop/Training Series

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


2023 Session 1: The UNESCO IHP FRIEND-Water program

The FRIEND-Water program (FWP) is the oldest and the most transverse program (i.e. Flagship Initiative) within the Hydrological Intergovernmental Program (IHP) from UNESCO. FRIEND means “Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data”. The FWP is dedicated to allowing large communities of hydrologists and associated disciplines to collaborate across borders on shared data and scientific topics addressed through large world regions. The program has evolved in its 35 years of existence. There are 8 large regions in the world which gather tenths of hundreds of researchers, and organize events following several research topics defined according to each region priorities. The FWP is chaired by a scientific committee gathering regional coordinators and thematic experts. Each region gives its research priorities which evolve according to the projections given by the Member States during the IHP council every year. The future activities of the FWP are defined by the upcoming IHP IX program and with the support of the newly created Montpellier UNESCO Category II Center ICIREWARD, acting as FWP Secretariat.
Period16 Mar 2023
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational