OUR WORK INCLUDES

  • Promoting integrated water resources management (IWRM) at national, international and cross-national levels
  • Supporting climate change resilience through considered water resources development, management and use
  • Enhancing the management of water in the coastal zone through integrated land and water management
  • Developing ecosystems based management of freshwater through a range of approaches and tools

WHO WE ARE

The UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment is a United Nations Environment Programme centre of expertise. The Centre was established in 2001 and is hosted by DHIgroup headquarters in Denmark. The Center is supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and dedicated to improving the management of freshwater resources from the local to the global level.
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WHAT IS HAPPENING?

COP14 Drought Preparedness Day: Drought Toolbox delivered. The Centre has contributed to development of the UNCCD interactive Drought Toolbox - a practical interactive platform to develop national drought plans and switch to a proactive approach to drought management. The Drought Toolbox was launched during COP14 in India. Read more on the initiative and the Toolbox here.


A new guide for practicioners on implementing Source-to-Sea approach. The Centre has contributed to a new guide for professionals on applying the source-to-sea approach during project design, implementation and evaluation. The guide can be downloaded from here.


UN Environment - DHI Centre's work on integrated water resources management. Read about our work on collecting global IWRM data for SDG indicator 6.5.1 on UN Environment website's feature article here.


Training material on Climate Change Adaptation and IWRM. A new training material on climate change adaptation and IWRM has been developed in collaboration with Cap-Net,WMO, IHE-DELFT, REDICA and UNITAR. Download the training manual from our Publications page here.


NBS Primer featured in World Water magazine. The latest issue of World Water magazine features cover story on the Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management Primer. Read how nature-based solutions can support better water management in the article here.


SDG Goal 6 Indicator 6.5.1 baseline assessment report launch. The global baseline assessment report on SDG Indicator 6.5.1 (The degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM)) will be launched in World Water Week in Stockholm, on August 27th 2018. Report presents assessment results from 172 countries on the degree of implementation of the aspects of IWRM. Electronic copy of the report can be downloaded from our Publications page. Full download of indicator results will be made available on our IWRM Data Portal shortly.


TWAP River Basins assessment results launched! UNEP-DHI in collaboration with 8 internationally recognized organizations and research institutes lead the most comprehensive assessment of the worlds 286 transboundary river basins to date. The assessment is the first of its kind in scope and ambition. It covers 15 core indicators, covering water quantity, water quality, ecosystems, governance and socioeconomics. Five of the indicators are projected to 2030 and 2050, and the assessment also covers 26 deltas. Read more about the TWAP RB assessment and explore the results via TWAP RB interactive data portal here.

The final report, interactive results portal and other associated products are to be launched at the GEF International Waters Conference (IWC-8) May 9-13, Sri Lanka, at the second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2), May 23-27, Kenya, and at other events during 2016 (TBC).


TWAP River Basins assessment results launched! UNEP-DHI in collaboration with 8 internationally recognized organizations and research institutes lead the most comprehensive assessment of the worlds 286 transboundary river basins to date. The assessment is the first of its kind in scope and ambition. It covers 15 core indicators, covering water quantity, water quality, ecosystems, governance and socioeconomics. Five of the indicators are projected to 2030 and 2050, and the assessment also covers 26 deltas. Read more about the TWAP RB assessment and explore the results via TWAP RB interactive data portal here.

The final report, interactive results portal and other associated products are to be launched at the GEF International Waters Conference (IWC-8) May 9-13, Sri Lanka, at the second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2), May 23-27, Kenya, and at other events during 2016 (TBC).


Water Innovation Webinar Series. UNEP-DHI presents a series of webinars focusing on innovative approaches in water management relevant to closing the gap on targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and specifically the SDG6 on Water and Sanitation. Read more and register for upcoming sessions here.


Water Innovation Webinar Series. UNEP-DHI presents a series of webinars focusing on innovative approaches in water management relevant to closing the gap on targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and specifically the SDG6 on Water and Sanitation. Read more and register for upcoming sessions here.