Climate action
Building climate resilience through design and implementation of advanced science-based decision support tools.
Climate action
Building climate resilience through design and implementation of advanced science-based decision support tools.

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UNEP-DHI Centre works with world class experts in hydrological modelling, earth observation data and water management decision-suppport tools to assist countries and organizations in addressing climate change challenges. 

We design and implement solutions that make full use of the growing opportunities provided by satellite data and cloud solutions to improve preparedness, management and response to urban flooding, basin floods and droughts and coastal protection. 

Our work includes technical assistance to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and continued technical support to UNFCCC’s Climate Technology Centre and Network’s (CTCN) work in countries. 

Relevant projects

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Rapid Integrated Water Assessment in 10 Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) Counties, Kenya

Droughts, floods, ambitious irrigation plans, competing governance structures: a multitude of natural and socioeconomic conditions impact the sustainable management of water resources. UNEP-DHI conducted a rapid assessment to identify challenges and opportunities to build water security in the ASAL regions of Kenya. The report identifies key data gaps and makes 9 recommendations for the improvement of WRM in the region.

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CTCN technical assistance

UNEP-DHI is one of the core consortium partners of the CTCN and has been providing technical assistance to countries in the domain of water management and climate change adaptation.

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UNCCD Drought Toolbox development

Requested in The COP 13 as part of the Drought Initiative, the UNCCD Drought Toolbox was designed to provide drought stakeholders with easy access to tools, case studies and other resources to support the design of National Drought Policy Plan with the aim to boost the resilience of people and ecosystems to drought.

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Flood and Drought Management Tools

The Flood and Drought Management Tools initiative provides a methodology with online tools to facilitate the inclusion of information on floods and droughts, and future scenarios into basin water management.

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Related publications

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UNEP Freshwater Strategic Priorities 2022-2025

UNEP-DHI contributed to UNEP’S latest strategic document on freshwater-related priorities. The document describes the crucial role of freshwater bodies in meeting water-related SDGs and in addressing the three interlinked planetary crises recognized in UNEP’s Medium-Term Strategy: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

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