• 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


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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Deadline to register for UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge on May 15th! The Serious Games Association (Singapore), together with the Hong Kong Digital Game Based Learning Association, are organising the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge in conjunction with the Asian Congress on Citizen and Environment Safety and Security 2013. Read more about the challenge and the rules here.

Aqua Republica featured on China Water Risk. Aqua Republica is an online serious game developed by UNEP-DHI Centre and DHI. It  focuses on water resources management for food, energy, people & businesses. Aqua Republica allows players to learn local issues in depth through a computer-generated virtual environment, where participants can experience making decisions in managing a catchment in an interactive and engaging way. Read the full article on Aqua Republica here

TWAP River Basins Component Kick-off meeting 4-5 March, 2013. UNEP-DHI hosted the kick-off meeting for the GEF Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) River Basins Component. The assessment will carry out a global comparison of approximately 200 transboundary river basins, in order to enable the prioritisation of funds for basins at risk from a variety of issues, covering water quantity, water quality, ecosystems, governance and socio-economics. UNEP-DHI will coordinate 8 partner organizations from Europe and the US.

New publication: The role of Decision Support Systems and Models in Integrated River Basin Management. This Technical Focus Paper provides guidelines for elaborating and validating modelling/DSS tools to assist decision-makers in implementing IWRM. It is a joint knowledge product of UNEP-DHI Center, DHI,  GWP and SIWI. Download the publication here.

New Rio+20 interactive tool launched! An online tool allows you to explore the results of the 2012 UN-Water status report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management. Read more