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Why UNEP-DHI Centre is an increasingly key UNEP freshwater partner

The UNEP-DHI centre is a long-term partner of the United Nations Environment Programme, providing cutting-edge technical expertise to aid the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water. Gareth James Lloyd, the centre’s deputy Chief Manager, explains how UNEP-DHI came to being, and why it’s work on freshwater ecosystems is critical for UNEP.

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The interlinked threats facing lakes and why we need to protect them

Lakes are invaluable to human and ecosystem health. They contain 90% of the planet’s surface freshwater, provide a home to wildlife, sustain livelihoods, and mitigate climate change. However, due to climate change, pollution, and other factors, the extent and health of lakes worldwide is declining rapidly. Sustainable management of lakes must be part of the solution.

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Flooding in Beletweyne

Reducing the impact of flash floods in Somalia

Interlocking problems of illegal logging, deforestation, land degradation, and climate change exacerbate the risk of devastating flooding in Somalia. Ahead of flash flood season, UNEP-DHI has released a study to aid flood management using nature-based solutions.

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