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?

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).


Al Jazeera interview on TWAP RB. Al Jazeera interviewed the project manager of TWAP River Basins, Paul Glennie, about the results of the first global assessment of all transboundary rivers. Watch the full interview here. The final technical report of the assessment will be released this fall. The results of the TWAP RB indicator assessment are already available at http://twap-rivers.org/indicators/.


Water Quality Webinar Series. UNEP-DHI presents a series of 6 webinars that will give introduction to the basic challenges and issues related to water quality. The purpose of the webinars is to improve awareness on the importance of water quality and the understanding of why water quality is a vital element in Sustainable Development Goals. Second webinar will take place on September 30th, 2015. More info on webinar series and topics here. Register for WQ Webinar #2 here.


UNEP-DHI Launches a new IWRM Data Portal. We are launching a beta version of the IWRM Data Portal and welcome your inputs! It provides tools to visualize these global IWRM Survey data across 14 different dimensions of IWRM and track country progress across these axis. The IWRM country status data is supplemented with extensive country IWRM resources database enabling portal users to explore the modalities of IWRM implementation in the countries in more detail. The portal is currently available in a beta version. Please take a look and send us your feedback and suggestions on improvements. Access portal via http://iwrmdataportal.unepdhi.org.