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Qaraoun Lake in Lebanon

Webinar: Towards stronger IWRM implementation in the Arab Region

The recent Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Arab Region reveals a keen need for accelerated action. This webinar on July 26th will inform on the report’s key findings, discuss the key enablers for IWRM implementation, and lay out the support available to countries in reporting, planning, and implementing IWRM.

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an orchard being irrigated

Five threats to the water that sustains our farms

Over the past decades, innovations like synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides have helped humanity dramatically increase the amount of food it grows. Now, a continual decline of the world’s freshwater reserves is beginning to threaten this time of plenty.

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a lake at sunset

UNEP-DHI Newsletter: June 2022 

Nature-based solutions for flash flood mitigation, early warning systems for macroplastic litter in rivers, matchmaking between water managers and water technology solution providers… see our project highlights in our brand-new Newsletter.

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elephant at a watering hole

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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a lake at sunset

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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