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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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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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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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SECCCI project online decision support tools

Riparian countries worked together with UNEP towards improving the scientific understanding of the hydrological regimes and ecosystem services of the Omo-Turkana and D’aua-Juba-Shabelle basins, creating tools for decision support of sustainable management of the transboundary water resources.

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Wetlands: the unsung heroes of the planet

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.

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