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Webinar: Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management

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This webinar Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management 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.

The webinar focuses on how Decision Support System (DSS) tools and capacities can help ensure the sustainable development of river basins.

UNEP-DHI Centre’s work with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) on reporting on implementation of IWRM for SDG indicator 6.5.1 is highlighted in the first part of the webinar. The IWRM data portal and the work of the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme are mentioned as key resources in assessing the degree of IWRM implementation across different countries in the world. Two examples of digital DSS from Tanzania and Spain are also presented to demonstrate the opportunities for using state-of-the-art technology to support robust decision-making.


  • Opening remarks Danida Fellowship Centre, Arvid Sloth, Capacity Development Advisor.
  • Presentation on the role of Decision Support Systems to ensure integrated water resources management by Nicola Balbarini, Water Resources Expert (DHI)
  • Presentation of the Operation Decision Support System for Tanzania by Mekuria Beyene, Water Resources Specialist (DHI)
  • Presentation of state-of-the-art Decision Support Systems for operational water balancing and improved water use efficiency by Jan Kwiatkowski, Vice President for Water Authorities (DHI)
  • “Questions and Answers” to the experts facilitated by Nicola Balbarini, Water Resources Expert (DHI)
  • Closing remarks from Danida Fellowship Centre

You can now watch the video recording of the webinar and download the background material shared during the webinar here.

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