Water-related UNESCO Chairs

1. Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Changes

Established in 2010 at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Contact: Prof. Dr-Ing. Nacken Heribert (UNESCO Chairholder)
Work phone: +49-(0)241 80-252-74
Fax: +49-(0)241-80-227-01
Email: lfi@lfi.rwth-aachen.de
 
Established in 2014 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Contact: Prof Habersack Helmut (Chairholder)
Work phone: (+43) 1 / 3189900-101
Email: helmut.habersack@boku.ac.at
 
Established in 2016 at the University of Florence, Italy
Contact: Dr Paolo Canuti

2. Groundwater in a Changing Environment

Established in 1999 at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Contact: Prof Xu Yongxin (Chairholder)
Work number: (021) 9593882
Fax number: (021) 9593118
Email: yxu@uwc.ac.za
Progress Report: 2006-2007; 2007-2009
 
Established in 2007 at the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan and the Institute of Geo-ecology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Contact: Prof Badamgarav Erdenechimeg
Work phone: 976-11-325-993
Fax: 976-11-321-862
Email: geoeco@magicnet.mn; janchivdorj_mn@yahoo.com
Progress Report: 2008-2010
 
UNESCO Chair in Global Environmental Changes
Established at the University of Quebec, Montreal
Contact: Dr Yves Prairie
Email: prairie.yves@uqam.ca

3. Addressing Water Scarcity and Quality

Established in 1994 at Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
Contact: Prof. Dr Ahmed Abdalla Abdelsalam (Chairholder)
Work phone: (+249 183) 779599; (+249 183) 786770; (+249 183) 776884
Fax: (+249 183) 797758
Email: aaahmed55@hotmail.com; ucwr@ucwr-sd.org
Progress Report 2008-2000; Profile & Progress Report: 2011
 
Established in 1999 at the University of Jordan, Jordan
Contact: Prof Shatanawi Muhammad (Chairholder)
Work phone: 962 777 48 44 99 or 962-6-5355000 ext.: 22441 or 22308
Fax: 962-6-5300829
Email: shatanaw@ju.edu.jo
Progress Reports: 2004-2010; 2009
 
Established in 2001 at Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, Lybia
Contact: Prof Abdulati Rahuma Ali (Chairholder)
Work phone: + 218 21 46 2 51 00; + 218 91 32 1 16 78 (cell); + 218 21 46 25 100
Email: dr_alirahuma@yahoo.com
 
Established in 2001 at Irkutsk State University, Russian Federation
Contact: Smirnov Alexander (Rector); Prof. Tatiana Lichtovannaia
Work phone: +7- 395-2 24.34.53
Fax: +7-395-2 24.22.38
Email: isupress@isu.ru; rector@isu.ru; lichtov@admin.isu.ru
Progress Report: 2008-2010
 
Established in 2004 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Institut Européen des Membranes, Montpellier, France
Contact: Prof Cot Louis (Responsable de la Chaire)
Work phone: 04 67 14 91 01
Fax: 04 67 14 91 19
Email: Louis.Cot@iemm.univ-montp2.fr
Progress Report: 2004-2005; 2009-2010; 2011-2012
 
Established in 2005 at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala
Contact: Dr. Elfego Edwin Orozco Fuente
Work phone: (502) 2473-0205; (502) 369-3701/03
Email: joramgil@gmail.com ; elfegoorozco@hotmail.com
Progress Report: 2005-2007
 
Established in 2012 at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Contact: Adjunct Prof Katko Tapio (Chairholder)
Work phone: +358-3-3115 2183
Fax: +358-3115 2869
Email: tapio.katko@tut.fi
 
UNESCO Chair on Water Reuse at the University of Tehran 
Established in 2014 at the University of Tehran, Iran
Contact: Prof Sarrafzadeh Mohammad Hossein (Chairholder)
Work phone: +982161112185; +982166957784
Email: sarrafzdh@ut.ac.ir

4. Water and Human Settlements of the Future

Established in 2012 at the Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Contact: Dr Abrishamchi Ahmad (Chairholder)
Work phone: +98(21)66164238
Fax: +98(21)66014828
Email: abrisham@sharif.edu
 
Established in 2013 at University of Cincinnati, USA
Contact: Dr Ono Santa Jeremy (President)

5. Ecohydrology, Engineering Harmony for a Sustainable World

Established in 1998 at the Hassania School of Public Works, Morocco
Contact: Prof Tazi Sadeq Houria (Responsable de la chaire UNESCO)
Work phone: +(212 22) 23 07 10; +(212 22) 23 07 20; +(212 22) 23 07 90 [Poste 351];
Mobile: +212 61 17 21 54
Fax: +(212 22) 23 07 17; +(212 22) 22 33 97
Email: h.tazisadeq@marocnet.net.ma; houriatazisadeq@gmail.com
 
Established in 2008 at the University of Bangui, Central African Republic
Contact: Prof Mabungui Joseph (Responsable de la Chaire)
Work phone: (236) 61 50 08; (236) 61 78 90
Email: joseph.mabingui@yahoo.fr
Progress Report: 2009; 2009-2010
 
UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management and Ecohydrology
Established in 2010 at the Water Problem Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Contact: Dr Danilov-Danilyan Viktor (Chairholder); Dr Natalia N. Mitina (Chair Head Deputy)
Work phone: +7-499-135-54-56
Fax: +7-499-135-54-15
Email: iwapr@aqua.laser.ru; UNESCO-Chair-IWPRAS@mail.ru; natalia_mitina@mail.ru
 
UNESCO Chair in Hydroinformatics for Ecohydrology 
Established in 2011 at the Capital Normal University, China
Contact: Prof. Gong Huili (Chairholder)
Email: gonghl@263.net
 
Established in 2012 at the University of Belgrade, Serbia
Contact: Dr Ivetic Marco (Chairholder)
Work phone: +381.11.321.85.30
Email: markoi@hikom.grf.rs
 
UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Systems for Integrated Water Resources Management
Established in 2014 at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Contact: Dr Abbas Hassan (Chairholder)
Email: hassan.abbas@ciitwah.edu.pk
 
UNESCO Chair on the Theory and Technology of Environmental Safety in Water Resources Control
Established in 2015 at the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Sibstrin, Russian Federation
 
UNESCO Chair in Hydropolitics
Established in 2015 at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
 
UNESCO Chair in Ecohydrology Water for Ecosystems and Societies
Established in 2016 at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
 
UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Planning and Environmental Engineering
Established in 2016 at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology , Mekelle University, Ethiopia

6. Water Education, Key to Water Security

Established in 2003 at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact: Prof Jacques Ganoulis (Network Coordinator)
Work phone: (+30)(2310)99 56 82; (+30)(2310)99 56 81
Email: iganouli@civil.auth.gr
Progress Report: 2003-2004; 2006; 2009
 
Established in 2008 at the Instituto Mexicano de Technología del Agua, Mexico
Contact: Prof Francisco Salinas
Work phone: 52 (777) 329 36 00
Email: fsalinas@tlaloc.imta.mx; fran.salinas@gmail.com
Progress Report: 2009
 
Established in 2010 at the Australian National University, Australia
Contact: Prof Grafton Quentin (Chairholder)
Work phone: +61-2-6125-6558; +61-2-6257-5570
Email: quentin.grafton@anu.edu.au
 
Established in 2013 at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
Contact: Prof Cantard Albor A. (Rector)
Work phone: +54-342-4575228
Email: rector@unl.edu.ar; mschreider@gmail.com

7. Water and Gender

Established in 2006 at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Contact: Prof de Miranda Guarda Vera Lúcia (Chairholder)
Work phone: +55 (31) 3559.1630; +55 (31) 3559.1628
Email: nicole@ef.ufop.br
Progress Report: 2006
 
Established in 2006 at the Ivorian Center of Economy and Social Research (CIRES), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Contact: Prof. Euphrasie Hortense Yao Kouassi (Chairholder)
Work phone: (225) 22482100; (225) 05 62 97 31
Email: affouey@yahoo.fr
 
Established in 2006 at the University Al Akhawayn, Ifrane, Morocco
Contact: Dr El Kasmi Asma (Responsable de la Chaire)
Work phone: +212-37 75 84 38
Mobile: +212-61-13 71 25
Fax: +212-37-75 31 28
Email: asma.elkasmi@gmail.com
Progress Report: 2006-2007
 
UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Reasoned Water Management in West Africa
Established in 2009 at the University of Lomé, Togo
Contact: Prof Adolé Isabelle Glitho
Work phone: (228) 22 25 08 77; (228) 22 25 50 94; (228) 90 10 20 59
Email: iglitho@tg.refer.org; iglitho@yahoo.fr
 
UNESCO Chair on Water, Women and Governance
Established in 2014 at the Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (IGLOBAL), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contact: M. Francisco T. Rodriguez
Work phone: (809) 7309920; (809) 6859966
Email: ftrodriguez@claro.net.do

8. Water and Culture 

Established in 2013 at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy (UDELAR)
Contact: Dr Lucio Ubertini (Director and Chairholder)
Email: lucio.ubertini@uniroma1.it
 
UNESCO Chair on Environmental History: Water and Indigenous Peoples
Established in 2015 at the University of Arizona, USA
Contact: Prof David Pietz
Email: dpietz@email.arizona.edu
 
UNESCO Chair on Water and Culture
Established in 2015 at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay
Contact: Dr Schreider Mario
Email: mschreider@gmail.com