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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Exchange of information and publications; technical advice and assistance; studies of general interest; organizes seminars, workshops, colloquia and conferences; provides accompanying services for hydraulic equipment programmes. Services FRIEND - West and Central Africa (FRIEND/AOC). Instrumental in setting up Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA).


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Relations with 17 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 14 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Liquid State
  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Hydrology
    • Water
  • Research, Standards
    • Study
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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16. Aug 1993
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