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The game-changing role of data in transboundary water management

Photo: The Brahmaputra River © ICIMOD, Jitendra Bajracharya/Flckr

Water science and policy development go hand in hand. But how exactly can data support decision-making for transboundary waters? What types of data are critical to designing and implementing policies? And what happens when data is patchy, biased, or missing?

UNEP-DHI team explored these and other questions at the latest Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance online event, ‘Using data in transboundary water management and negotiations’.

This webinar was co-organised by GWP and Oregon State University collegues, as part of a series of interactive online sessions now in its third year. Over 110 people from around the world attended the webinar session on Wednesday 2 November to hear expert insights and discuss the relationship between data and transboundary decision-making.

During the event, we reflected on the previous experiences in transboundary data assessments (more on the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) river basins assessment) and current status and resources available to support transboundary water resources management.

You can read more about the resources discussed during the event and retrieve full webinar recording here.

Other resources:

TWAP River Basins assessment
TWAP River Basins Data Portal

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