The 14th IHP Training Course
(International Hydrological Programme)

Hydrology in Asia

11-15 OCTOBER, 2004
Humid Tropics Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Working Group for IHP Training Course,
Sub-committee for IHP,
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO


UNESCO IHP Training Courses (TC) have been conducted in Japan from 1991 every Japanese fiscal year. From the 1st to the 6th courses were conducted as general hydrological topics, while from the 7th, the courses were conducted with specified themes as: 7th: snow hydrology, 8th: remote sensing, 9th: limnology, 10th: head water management and water resources, 11th: hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in hydrology, 12th: precipitation and water resources, and 13th: effects of pollutants on atmospheric environment. We had very successful and fruitful course each time. However, we had nearly no follow-up activities for the training courses.
Currently, many countries in Asia and Pacific region have taken off or are economically taking off, and environmental issues may have been wider and more pressing. We would like to recognize the current environmental problems/issues in each country and also at international level. In addition to the above, we should review and evaluate the past training courses. After that, the intention is to discuss the future trends and directions of hydrological training in the region


The 14th IHP training course will be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in order to gather participants from different Asian Pacific countries including Malaysia. The Humid Tropics Centre, Kuala Lumpur (HTC KL) kindly hosts the training course.

The course will be focused on three major subjects. First is to investigate activities on water issues and related training activities in each country. Second is to grope for a fruitful training course from now. During this session, the answers to a questionnaire on the past training courses will be reported firstly. Secondly, we will discuss a variety of opinions by past TC participants and research and/or business work activities about hydrology by TC participants. Third is to have some lectures relating to hydrology in Asia.


1. Course Content : Hydrology in Asia
    Conveners: Hj. Mohd Nor, HTC KL, Malaysia and K. Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan

2. Place: Hotel of CITITEL MID VALLEY, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Tel: 603-2296-1188, Fax: 603-2284-8728, E-mail:

3. Schedule

[On 11 (Mon) October 2004]

    Opening Session: 10:00 to 12:00
      (1) Welcome addressee: Keizrul Abdullah, Director General of DID, Malaysia
      (2) Introduction of the meeting: K. Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan
      (3) History and background of IHP training course: K. Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan
      (4) IHP activity in Asia-Pacific region: G. Arduino, UNESCO Jakarta Office, Indonesia
      (5) Introduction to HTC KL: Hj. Mohd Nor, HTC KL, Malaysia
    Activities on water issues and related training activities (Part 1): 13:30 to 15:00
      (1) IHP Activity in Japan: K. Takeuchi, University of Yamanashi, Japan
      (2) UNESCO Centre in Japan: T. Ikeda, PWRI, Japan
    Lecture Session (Part 1): 15:30 to 17:00
      (1) Water issue in Asia: K. Takara, Kyoto University, Japan
      (2) Hydrology in arid region: M. Nakawo, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan
    Short Discussion: 17:00 to 17:15  

[On 12 (Tue.) October 2004]

 Lecture Session (Part 2): 10:00 to 12:00
   (3)Stable isotope utilization in hydrology: N. Yoshida, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
   (4)River management and water resources: E. Nakakita, Kyoto University, Japan
 Fruitful Training Course (Part 1): 13:30 to 17:00
   (1) Census of inquiry answers on the training course: Y. Ishizaka, Nagoya University, Japan
   (2) Presentations by TC participants
    (a) Opinions for IHP TC by Past Participants 
 Short Discussion: 17:00 to 17:15

[On 13 (Wed) October 2004]

 Fruitful Training Course (Part 2): 9:30 to 17:00
   (2) Presentations by TC participants
    (b) Activity of research and/or business works on Hydrology by TC Participants
   (3) Discussion
   (a) Long-term necessity of research and education for IHP TC
   (b) Short-term necessity due to building capacity to cope with current water issues
   (c) Other related training courses
   (d) Future direction of TC
 Short Discussion: 17:00 to 17:15

[On 14 (Thu) October 2004]

 Lecture Session (Part 3): 9:30 to 11:15
   (5) Precipitation observation from space: K. Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan
   (6) Pollutants and atmospheric environment: Y. Ishizaka, Nagoya University, Japan
 Short Discussion: 11:15 to 11:30
 Excursion: 12:30 to 18:00

[On 15 (Fri) October 2004]

 Lecture Session (Part 4): 9:30 to 10:15
   (7) Lecture from MAB: K. Iwatsuki, The University of The Air, Japan
 Wrap-up Session: 10:30 to 12:00
   Chairperson: Kenji Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan

Program Overview

(11-15 October, 2004)
10:00 to 17:15
Opneing Session
UNESCO Activities in Asia
Lecture Session (Part 1)
10:00 to 17:15
Lecture Session (Part 2)
Fruitful training course (Part 1)
9:30 to 17:15
Fruitful training course (Part 2) CitiTel:Hotel
9:30 to 18:00
Lecture Session (Part 3)
15 (Friday) Lecture Session (Part 4)
Wrap-up session

Application of Trainees

  TC Participants are strongly requested to present their proposal/suggestion on improvement of the future IHP training course or their research/business work activity on hydrology. Abstract of 1 A4-page (approximately 250 words) in English including their opinion, preliminary results and/or conclusion should be submitted to the UNESCO Jakarta Office and secretary of the IHP Training Course, HyARC, Nagoya University except for applicants outside Malaysia, and to secretary of HTC KL for applicants in Malaysia.

Deadline for the abstract is 25 August 2004

The IHP Training Course is financially supported by a Trust Fund for UNESCO from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government


Participants except Malaysia:

The trainees including past participants from the Asia-Pacific region will be selected and recommended by the Regional Office for Science and Technology, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The UNESCO Jakarta Office would be in charge for the selection and the recommendation of the participants. Applicants are required to send Registration Form distributed by the UNESCO Jakarta Office. Successful candidates would be financially supported by UNESCO for his/her travel as well as staying in Malaysia. Those who wish to participate except Malaysia are requested to contact the UNESCO Jakarta Office at the following address.

Giuseppe Arduino
Programme Specialist in Hydrological Sciences
UNESCO Jakarta Office
Jalan Galuh (II), No.5
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12110, Indonesia
E-mail: or
Tel: +62-21-739 9818
Fax: +62-21-7279 6489

Participants from Malaysia:

The trainees from Malaysia are selected and recommended by the Humid Tropics Centre Kuala Lumpur (HTC KL). The HTC KL Office would be in charge for the selection and the recommendation of the participants. Those who wish to participate from Malaysia are requested to contact the HTC KL Office of the following address.

Ms. Atikah Shafie
Secretary of the IHP Training Course of HTC KL
No.2, Jalan Ledang off Jalan Duta
50480 KL, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2095 8700, Fax: 603-2095 3366

Additional trainees may be allowed to participate at their own expense. They should contact the Secretary of the IHP Training Course, whose contact address is given below. The recommendations from the national UNESCO committees in their countries are highly desirable.

Address for inquiries: Y. Ishizaka, Secretary of the IHP Training Course,
Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center,
Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601 Japan
Tel: +81-52-789-3485
Fax: +81-52-789-3436
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