The UNEP-DHI Partnership is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) centre of expertise dedicated to improving the management, development and use of freshwater resources from the local to the global level. UNEP-DHI is hosted at DHI, an independent, international consulting and research-based not-for-profit foundation of more than 1000 employees, with offices in 30+ countries, and with more than 50 years of experience in water resources management.

Since its inception in 1996, UNEP-DHI has become a core resource for UNEP’s work on freshwater issues and in delivering UNEP’s Programmes of Work. The Centre’s ability to draw on DHI’s expertise in water and project implementation, as well as those of a broad network of partners, is one of its greatest strengths.

Our results to date for the 3rd phase include, but are not limited to:

  • Capacity building/training of +500 professionals in +40 countries in subjects such as water quality, water and climate change, water and ecosystems, as well as IWRM and modelling of water resources
  • Technical support to +10 countries in IWRM planning processes
  • Substantial contributions to major global assessments on water resources, including the UNEP Global Environment Outlook Report and the World Water Development Report.
  • Global reports on transboundary river basin management (ecosystems approaches and IWRM)
  • Technical support to UNEP in the preparation of numerous publications including policy briefs on water quality and water and climates change, and reports on environmental flows and ecosystems for water and food security.


The head office of DHI is located in nice green surroundings in Hørsholm (click here to see a map), 25 km north of Copenhagen (in Danish København), 25 km south of Elsinore (Helsingør) and 35 km from Copenhagen Airport (click here to see a map). Usually it takes 45 min from Copenhagen Airport to DHI by car and 1 hour by public transport.


UNEP-DHI Partnership - Centre on Water and Environment,
Agern Allé 5
2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
Tel: +45 4516 9200

Use the online public transport travel planner to plan your travel to DHI Headquarters - Interactive Travel Planner (in Danish, German or English).