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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500 Million People Live in 19 African Nations Deemed Water-insecure

A new report published by UNU-INWEH on the eve of World Water Day 2022 employs 10 indicators to quantify water security in Africa’s 54 countries.

21 Mar 2022


World Wetlands Day 2022

On 2 February 2022, UNU-IAS will co-organise an online symposium for World Wetlands Day under the theme “Wetlands Action for People and Nature”.


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UNU-INWEH's World Flood Mapping Tool is One of 2021’s '100 Greatest Innovations'

Popular Science named UN University’s online tool that generates street-level maps of floods worldwide as one of the 100 greatest innovations of 2021.

30 Nov 2021


Sustainable Water Resources Management in Asian Cities: Challenges & Opportunities

On 25 October, UNU-IAS will host the webinar "Sustainable Water Resources Management in Asian Cities: Challenges & Opportunities".  


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New UN Tool Maps Floods Since 1985

United Nations University-led experts have debuted a new tool that generates instant, accurate street-level resolution maps of floods worldwide.

01 Oct 2021

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New UN University Report: Disasters Around the World are Interconnected

A new UNU-EHS report analyses 10 different, interconnected disasters from 2020/2021.

08 Sep 2021