On occasion of the high-level panel session of the UNESCO’s International hydrological programme during November 5-20, 2013, Prof. ZHANG Fan of the TPE program office attended the session and introduced progresses of the TPE programme during the session. Entitled 'Impact of climate change on third pole water tower and flagship station monitoring network,' Prof. Zhang briefed the participants on the TPE research focus relating to hydrology, and construction of the TPE flagship stations in the data-scarce Third pole region. Her presentation aroused wide interest among the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) officials. After the session, she also discussed with Madam Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciencein UNESCO about the latest progress of TPE in academic research and international cooperation.
The major theme of this high-level panel session is climate change impacts on water resources and adaptation policies in mountainous regions. Participants of this session are distinguished scientists, policy makers and administrators experienced at water resource management in mountainous regions under global climate change.