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?

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.


New primer on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for water management.  A new publication on NBS for water management provides introduction to the multiple benefits of NBS in water management, and helps to identify entry points to scaling up of implementation. The printed copies of primer will be available at World Water Week in Stockholm (26 - 31 August 2018). Download the electronic version from our Publications page.


Video: DHI experts working with CTCN and local stakeholders to reduce flood risk in Jakarta. Watch the video on our work with CTCN technical assistance project in Jakarta here.


Strengthening capacity for beach erosion management in Mauritius. UN Environment - DHI Centre together with CTCN and national stakeholders, are undertaking technical assistance project in Mauritius. The focus of the project is strengthening the local capacity to manage erosion of the beaches, and sustainable utilization of local sand resources. Read more about this technical assistance project here.


Launching the most comprehensive overview of water adaptation technologies to date. UN Environment - DHI in collaboration with the CTCN and UNEP-DTU Centre have launched a comprehensive guidance document on climate change adaptation technologies for water sector resilience. A total of 102 technologies are included in the guide along with guidance on technology prioritization and selection. Download publication from our Publications page.



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.