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There is an implementing arrangement between the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan and the Corps. This partnership aims to establish a long-term relationship for the equal exchange of technical information and cooperation in flood control and water resources management. The parties plan to jointly pursue opportunities in this area including: flood control and water resources management policies; floodplain management; configuration of systems for flood control and water control management using advanced technologies (Global Positioning Satellites, Geographical Information System, Digital Elevation Model, river information system); economic evaluation of the policies for flood control; and flood fighting. For more information visit the IWR-MLIT Partnership page.
There also is a Memorandum of Understanding between 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. The partnership focuses on promoting research, capacity-building and enhancing the use of effective water resources management policies for water hazard and risk reduction through twelve areas of potential collaboration. These areas include: flood control, flood plain management and integrated water resources management (IWRM); flood mapping and systems analysis modeling; and flood disaster prevention, forecasting, evacuation planning, recovery and reconstruction. Visit the IWR-ICHARM Partnership page for more information.
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Corps are working together on how to best develop planning processes and decision-making tools to better manage the trans-boundary, multi-purpose and ecological needs of the river. The MRC includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand. Visit http://www.mrcmekong.org Point of Contact
There is a Memorandum of Agreement between the Corps and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, Directorate General Rijkswaterstaat (RWS). The agreement includes provisions for the two organizations to work together on flood control and water resources management policies; flood plain management; configuration of systems for flood control and water control management using advanced technologies; economic evaluation of the policies for flood control; and flood plain modeling. Visit the IWR-RWS partnership page for more information.
The relationship between the Corps of Engineers and the United Kingdom's Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), other UK science offices, academic institutions and consultants continues to grow through enriching discussions and cooperative activities. Corps and UK personnel are sharing information and capabilities in common areas of interest that include flood risk management, levee and infrastructure reliability, risk-based prioritization of infrastructure investments, computational modeling and simulation, policy development, climate change and related research.
The Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville Power Administration (U.S. entity) and the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (Canadian entity) have an ongoing partnership to implement a 1961 treaty between Canada and the United States for the cooperative development of water resources regulation in the upper Columbia River Basin. The Corps' primary focus within the treaty is on flood risk management.
The Corps also supports the Canada - U.S. International Joint Commission through membership on many of the Commission's various bi-national boards that address ongoing water management and specific studies; the boards' work often encompasses, but usually is not solely focused on, flood risk management. Visit the IWR - International Joint Commission for more information.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Water Network (RAUNAM) and IWR/ICIWaRM signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support mutual cooperation and joint activities in integrated water resources management, scientific research and capacity building. Areas of particular interest include modeling tools for hydrologic analysis, risk analysis and system analysis. Visit the IWR - National Autonomous University of Mexico Water Network for more information.
Global Water Partnership Organization and the Institute for Water Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the training, development and practice of integrated water resources management, focusing on the use of proven technology, best management practices and methods for water resources management. Joint work encompasses the field of flood risk management, hydrologic analysis, risk analysis and systems modeling. Visit the IWR - GWPO partnership page for more information.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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 and intend to collaborate in flood control and water resources development in developing countries and countries in transition. Visit the IWR - UNESCO partnership page for more information.
UNESCO-IHE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Memorandum of Understanding 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. Areas for joint pursuit of opportunities include flood control and floodplain management. Visit the IWR - UNESCO partnership page for more information.
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