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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.

About the Memorandum of Understanding

Signed: February 22, 2002

Signing Parties:

  • A. Szöllösi-Nagy , Deputy Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (UNESCO)
  • William A. Brown , Sr., P.E., Deputy Director of Military Programs (USACE)

Purpose: The partners intend to collaborate in flood control and water resources development in developing countries and countries in transition.

Terms: The partners intend to jointly pursue opportunities in:

  • Flood control, floodplain management and water resources in developing countries and countries in transition
  • Consensus building
  • Capacity building
  • Infrastructure development

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

This United Nations organization promotes international cooperation among its Member States and Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

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