UN Water is coordinating the third round of global data compilation on SDG 6 indicators. UNEP is actively taking part in the 2023 data drive due to its role as the custodian agency of SDG indicators on IWRM, freshwater ecosystems, and ambient water quality. UNEP-DHI is supporting the implementation of the global 6.5.1 reporting exercise.
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Global Hydrological Models (GHMs) are creating a water-secure future
Global Hydrological Models (GHMs) have emerged as a crucial tool to analyze complex, large-scale hydrological systems and predict the availability, distribution, and movement of water resources across the world.
Webinar: Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management
The ‘Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management’ webinar took place on 13 April 2023. It was organized by the Danida Fellowship Centre, with the support of DHI. It will inspire and give you practical tips and knowledge to use in your daily work, whether you work in a non-governmental organization, a private business or a public institution in the field of water management.
New vacancy: Student assistant/intern with communications profile
UNEP-DHI is looking for a (full time) Intern or a (part time) Student Assistant with a strong communications profile. The application deadline is 26th April 2023. Expected starting date is as soon as possible.
UNEP Measuring Progress report 2023: Water-related ecosystems and the SDGs
The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Measuring Progress series of reports provides an overview of the progress made in data availability for the 92 environment-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, coupled with improvement or degradation in the trend of each indicator. The 2023 edition focuses on the progress on the water-related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals.
UN Water Conference side event: From UNEA to General Assembly: Taking action for Sustainable Lake Management
UNEP is active at the UN 2023 Water Conference and together with the Government of Indonesia, they have organized a side event with a theme “From UNEA to General Assembly: Taking action for Sustainable Lake Management – as a catalyst to accelerate global commitment in the Water Action Agenda.”
Historic UN water conference comes amid surge in floods, droughts
The 2023 UN Water Conference is a landmark conference on fresh water taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March 2023, co-hosted by the Government of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is expected to focus on the rising toll of the climate crisis and the effort to provide clean drinking water to a global population of over 8 billion.
Shrinking glaciers upend lives across South America
The tropical glaciers of the Andes, which feed many of the rivers in the Amazon basin, are some of the fastest retreating ice packs in the world. Their disappearance is not only upending lives in mountain communities, it is also sparking water shortages and hampering hydro-electric power generation across lowland communities home to hundreds of millions of people.
Support to the March 2022 UNEA resolution on sustainable lake management
To promote sustainable management of lakes, UNEP has launched a portal that provides information about the diversity of lake ecosystems, their importance for human development and planetary health, the interlinked threats they face, and initiatives that UNEP, its partners and you can undertake to help conserve, protect, and restore them to their former glory.
Strengthening African countries’ capacity to report progress in the water sector
The UNEP-DHI Centre is currently conducting a capacity needs assessment for decision making and evidence-based policy advisory in six African Union member states. The study aims to determine the systemic and institutional capacity for reporting water sector progress through WASSMO across the continent.
Strengthening water and ecosystem management in the UN’s work in Africa
Coordinating water, land, and ecosystem management to underpin social and economic development objectives within UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks in each country.
New vacancy: UNEP Associate Programme Management Officer for the Congo Basin
UNEP Freshwater Unit is recruiting an Associate Programme Management Officer to join the implementation of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) Congo project. Deadline for applications is April 10th 2023.