Inter-African Committee for Hydraulic Studies (ICHS)

Comité interafricain d'études hydrauliques (CIEH)

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1960, by Agreement signed by 8 African States. Statutes amended: 5-9 Jan 1965, Dakar (Senegal); 3-9 Mar 1969, Niamey (Niger); 8-16 Feb 1978, Lomé (Togo); 9-18 Feb 1988, Ouagadougou; Feb 1992, Ouagadougou. Closed down, 1994.


Ensure liaison between participating States in the field of hydraulic studies, hydrogeology, climatology and other water sciences, with a view to facilitating exchanges of information, harmonizing study programmes of regional importance, effecting joint studies and providing technical assistance to those States who request it for their own study programmes.


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Council of Ministers (meets every 2 years), consisting of one representative from each Member State. Administrative Council. Scientific and Technical Council. Secretariat General, comprising: Technical Management (16 engineers), 3 services - water and environmental resources, water supply and treatment, hydraulics and agroclimatology; Administrative and Financial Management, 2 services - administration and materials, financial and accounting; Documentation and Information, 2 services - documentation, information and support.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 13: Climate Action



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