About Us - Hydrology

International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Secretariat

IHP’s activities are implemented thanks to the efforts of its Secretariat, located in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Secretariat provides studies, information, and facilities needed to perform the programme’s activities, and its duties range from the daily responsibilities of maintaining a professional office, to in-the-field decisions on water-related issues around the world.

The postal address for IHP is:
International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
UNESCO/Division of Water Sciences (SC/HYD)
7, place Fontenoy
75352 Paris Cedex 07
FRANCE
Tel : +33 1 45 68 40 01
Fax: +33 1 45 68 58 11
Email: ihp@unesco.org
 
Following is a list of members of the IHP Secretariat:

Division of Water Sciences (SC/HYD)

Office of the Secretary of IHP

Blanca JIMENEZ-CISNEROS
Director
Secretary, International Hydrological Programme, IHP
Tel.:+33 (0) 1 45 68 40 02
Email: b.jimenez-cisneros@unesco.org
Biography
 
Anna MOVSISYAN
Executive Assistant to the Director and Secretary of IHP
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 40 01

Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section (GSS)

Alice AURELI
Chief of Section 
Tel.: +33(0) 1 45 68 39 95
 
Alexandros MAKARIGAKIS
Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 41 78
 
Sima TAHERI
Assistant to Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 41 75
 
Vefa MOUSTAFAEV
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 41 54
 
Bruno NGUYEN
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 42 64
 
Marina RUBIO
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 99
 
Aurélien DUMONT
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 15
 
Suren GEVINIAN 
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 61
 
Tales CARVALHO RESENDE 
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 65

Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity Section (HSS)

Abou AMANI
Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 96
 
Anil MISHRA
Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 47
 
Takahiro KONAMI
Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 20
 
Barbara KAVUMA LWANGA
Assistant to Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 97
 
Barbara AVILA McDONALD
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 40 26

Eco-hydrology, Water Quality and Water Education Section (EQE)

Giuseppe ARDUINO 
Chief of Section a.i.
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 99
 
Sarantuyaa ZANDARYAA 
Programme Specialist
Tel. +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 54
 
Youssef FILALI-MEKNASSI 
Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 12 21
 
Nicole WEBLEY 
Assistant Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 31
 
Natasha LAZIC 
Assistant to the Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 36
 
Alexander OTTE 
Project Officer 
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 05
 
Anaïs CHAGANKERIAN 
Programme Assistant
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 68 40 70
 
Laicia GAGNIER 
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 37
 

Hydrology Focal Points in the Field

The UNESCO regional and field offices are responsible for the implementation of IHP in the field. Hydrology experts in the field serve as IHP focal points for all issues relating to the Programme, both at regional and national levels. The following focal points are currently working in coordination with the IHP Secretariat:
 
Africa
 
Simone GREGO
Regional Adviser Science, UNESCO Office in Abuja
Tel.: +39 075 5911007
 
Anthony MADUEKWE
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Dakar and Regional Bureau for Education
Tel.: 338649622
 
Mama PLEA
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Yaoundé
Tel.: +237 22203547
 
Benno BOER
Ecological Sciences Advisor, UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa
Tel.: +251115443767
 
Arab States
 
Bisher IMAM
Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Cairo and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +20 27943036
 
Asia and the Pacific
 
Shahbaz KHAN
Director and Representative, UNESCO Office in Jakarta and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +6221 7399 818 ext 801
 
Jayakumar RAMASAMY
Programme Specialist & Head - Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education
Tel.: +66 2 3910577 X 163
 
Hans THULSTRUP
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Beijing
 
Europe and North America
 
Kristine TOVMASYAN
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Almaty
Tel.: +7 727 2582643 Ext. 1414
 
Philippe PYPAERT
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe
Tel.: +39 041 2601512
 
Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Miguel DE FRANCA DORIA
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Montevideo and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +598 2413 2075
 
Koen VERBIST
Assistant Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Santiago and Regional Bureau for Education
Tel.: +56 2 24 72 46 00 or 24 72 46 32