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International Partnerships

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the U.S. Section of the International Navigation Association (PIANC) have agreed to strengthen their collaborative efforts to enhance their impact in various international navigation forums. By sharing ideas and information, the partners can improve their contribution to the navigation community of the Americas. IWR acts as an agent for U.S. Section, PIANC in implementing portions of this agreement.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and IWR will further both organizations’ goals of enhancing the use of effective water resources development and management policies. Each partner is committed to supporting integrated water resources management and sustainable development.

Autoridad Maritima Portuaria

Autoridad Maritima Portuaria (AMP) and the U.S. Section of the International Navigation Association (PIANC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage the exchange of technical and practical experience in the development of hemispheric port systems. IWR acts as an agent for U.S. Section, PIANC in implementing portions of this MOU.

Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute of ASCE (COPRI)

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute of ASCE Ports and Harbors Committee (COPRI) and the United States national section of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) have agreed to establish a partnership to advance mutual interests in global navigation and the global coastal, ocean, port, waterway, and riverine environment. IWR acts as an agent for U.S. Section, PIANC in implementing portions of this MOU.

Global Water Partnership Organization

Global Water Partnership Organization (GWPO) and IWR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further both organizations’ interests and missions in the field of integrated water resources management. The partnership will focus on the use of proven technology, best management practices and methods for water resources management.

Inter-American Committee on Ports (DCIP), Organization of American States 

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States division for the Inter-American Committee on Ports and the U.S. Section, International Navigation Association (PIANC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage collaboration in the fields of navigation and port sector development. This MOU provides a framework for cooperation on issues relating to technology, training and information exchange that can lead to increased port efficiency. IWR acts as an agent for U.S. Section, PIANC in implementing portions of this MOU.

International Joint Commission

The U.S. Section of the International Joint Commission (IJC) and IWR have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate financing by the IJC of the execution of certain activities for the Upper Great Lakes Study.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have established a partnership to exchange technical information relating to flood control and water resources management. Their agreement allows both organizations to benefit from each other’s knowledge and expertise by equally sharing information and practices. IWR plays a role in the implementation of this agreement.

Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, Directorate General Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, Directorate General Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) are both responsible for understanding water management issues in their respective countries. They signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise that will benefit the civil works capabilities of both organizations. IWR plays a role in the implementation of this agreement.

National Autonomous University of Mexico Water Network

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Water Network (RAUNAM) and IWR/ICIWaRM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support mutual cooperation and joint activities in integrated water resources management, scientific research and capacity building.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have agreed to cooperate in efforts pertaining to flood control and water resources management. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish their partnership in promoting the use of safe, efficient and environmentally sound water management systems. IWR plays a role in the implementation of this MOU.

UNESCO-Centre for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States (CEHICA)

The Institute for Water Resources and the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI) of the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. The primary purpose of the agreement is to facilitate cooperation between the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), hosted by IWR, and the Centro para la Gestión Sostenible de los Recursos Hídricos en los Estados Insulares del Caribe (Centre for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States (CEHICA)), hosted by INDRHI.

UNESCO-International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)

Japan’s International Center for Water Hazards and Risk Management (ICHARM) of the Public Works Research Institute (under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO])and IWR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) forming a partnership that will focus on promoting research, capacity-building and enhancing the use of effective water resources management policies for water hazard and risk reduction though twelve areas of potential collaboration.

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

UNESCO-IHE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in water resources development and management. The partners’ joint efforts will further the use of effective water resources management policies and the creation of a worldwide Partnership for Water Education and Research. IWR plays a role in the implementation of this MOU.

UNESCO-IHP

UNESCO and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) signed an agreement establishing the International Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) as a UNESCO Category 2 Water Centre.

University of Dundee

The Institute for Water Resources (IWR), primarily working through the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), and the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management [lHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (IHP-HELP Centre)] of the University of Dundee, Scottish (Charity No. SC015096) signed a memorandum of understanding. The Parties desire to promote and enhance economic, social and environmental well-being by fostering interdisciplinary research, development and improvement of IWRM science, policies and practices, and to promote, encourage and advance sound water resources management.

Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC)

The Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC) and IWR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further their cooperation in integrated water resources management and sustainable development. The partners’ joint activities will foster the development and improvement of water resources practices in arid and semi-arid zones of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC)

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and IWR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on water resources research, technology transfer and capacity building. The MOU provides the framework for joint efforts regarding water resources and environmental management in order to accomplish common sustainable development goals.