|Lessons from North and Central American UNESCO-HELP Basins|
The U.S. National Committee for the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme has issued a Monograph on the «Science and Practice of Integrated River Basin Management: Lessons from North and Central American UNESCO-HELP Basins». The report is the product of the North American - UNESCO HELP workshop held at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 10–12 May 2010.
Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) is a cross-cutting component of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The goal of HELP is to facilitate dialogue among hydrologists, social and economic scientists, water resource managers, water lawyers, policy experts, and river basin stakeholder communities in setting a physical and social science research agenda that is driven by local management and policy issues. HELP seeks to improve the benefits to society by applying the principles of integrated water-resources management (IWRM) to complex, interdisciplinary issues within catchments.