Water

Water is a core component of sustainable development that inherently links livelihoods, ecosystems, populations, and infrastructure. UNU water-related research addresses the needs of low- and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on policy guidance, natural resources planning, and new technology.

For example, our research on water, sanitation, and hygiene, and on wastewater management and reuse, bridges science, policy, and practice to pair innovative technologies with communities in need.

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Event

Soft power and transboundary water regimes: The case of the proposed inter-basin water transfer between Lake Chad and the Congo River

Soft Power and Transboundary Water Regimes: The Case of the Proposed Inter-Basin Water Transfer between Lake Chad and the Congo River

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Event

Side-Event : Global To Local Water Security Assessment: How Do We Measure Up And How Close Are Our Targets Mid-way To Sdg6?

This event summarizes water security status from the global to the local level with a focus on SDG6 metrics and Water Action Decade objectives.

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Press Release

New UN University Report Warns about Risk Tipping Points with Irreversible Impacts on People and Planet

Drastic changes are approaching if risks to our fundamental socioecological systems are not addressed.

25 Oct 2023

Press Release

UN Study Reveals the Hidden Environmental Impacts of Bitcoin: Carbon is Not the Only Harmful By-product

Global Bitcoin mining is highly dependent on fossil fuels, with worrying impacts on water and land in addition to a significant carbon footprint.

24 Oct 2023

Press Release

UNU Study Uncovers the Injustice Implications of Aging Levees in the United States

A UNU assessment warns that ethnic minorities and poor communities in the US are unequally exposed to risks of levee failure under climate change.

05 Sep 2023

News

World Water Week Session on Sustainable Urban Water for Health and Well-being

The event highlighted the role of water management in bolstering resilience, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.

21 Aug 2023

Event

Sustainable Urban Water for Human Health and Well-being

ONLINE: On 20 August 2023, UNU-IAS will host a World Water Week session to explore urban water management with multisectoral stakeholders.

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