SDG 6 2023 Data Drive: Advancing water action and progress towards the goals of the 2030 Agenda

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.

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.

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.