Wetlands are some of the planet’s most important ecosystems. They’re a haven for wildlife, they filter pollution and they’re important stores of carbon. But they’re also one of the Earth’s most threatened habitats.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners have been working to help lessen the impact of flooding in countries around the world. More accurate and reliable data are helping to pinpoint risks and UNEP-DHI’s Flood and Drought Portal, is helping to make the necessary data accessible to water authorities.
UNEP-DHI contributed to the latest report on the State of Climate Services, for water. The report explores the progress made by WMO Members in using climate services to address water-related challenges.
Based on an initiative from the Global Partnership, UNEP-DHI experts provided training to Government stakeholders from Guinea, Senegal, and Togo. the training focused on using online tools available via the Flood and Drought Portal.
A new report based on country reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.1, showcases a range of practices on advancing women’s participation in water management and provides recommendations on how to replicate and upscale those practices, seen through the lens of seven enablers.
UNEP-DHI contributed to the preparation of the UN-Women report “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2021”. The report presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 sustainable development goals.
The report showcases a range of practices on how countries have advanced women’s participation in water management and provides recommendations on how to replicate and upscale those practices, seen through the lens of seven enablers.
UNEP’s website page on Nature Based Solutions outlines the work they do on several critical areas such as reforestation and afforestation programmes, national ecosystem-based climate change adaptation plans and agro-ecological farming practices.
In January 2021, UNEP launched a new Mass Open Online Course on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience. The course is open to everyone wishing to deepen their knowledge on the topic and is completely free, with participants receiving a certificate upon course completion.
On the 22nd of September, The Global Water Partnership, Community of Women in Water, and World Bank Equal Aqua are partnering up to host a public event around how to better support women colleagues in the water sector
In the midst of a global water pollution crisis, Sierra Leone has taken an important step forward by publishing an assessment on the water quality of one of its most important river catchments.
How are we doing on SDG 6 to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030? Where is the progress being made? How can we accelerate efforts and reach those most in need? Series of free access webinars will be presenting status on Sustainable Development Goal 6 indicators between 14 and 30 September 2021.