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?

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.

Videos on climate change impacts in Denmark. In collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Education, our colleagues at DHI have recently prepared two educational videos that are designed to teach secondary school students about the impact of climate change on Denmark. Watch them here:
Future impact of climate change - part 1
Future impact of climate change - part 2

UNEP-DHI contributes to book "Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security". The book focuses on understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production and sustainable management of these connections. It shows how sustainable ecosystems, especially agroecosystems, are essential for water management and food production. The book was published by CABI in 2013. An open access pdf version will be made available on CABI website shortly.