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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Knowledge and Innovation: Investment for a New Africa

Seeking potential partnerships for science, technology, and investment in water, energy, material sciences, biotechnology, health and ICT between Africa and Japan.


Press Release

Kaveh Madani Named as Next Director of UNU-INWEH

Prof. Kaveh Madani of Iran has been appointed as the next Director of the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

17 Aug 2022

Side Event

Working Together for Everyone’s Well-being: The Satoyama Initiative and Building Back Better

This side event will highlight the role of the Satoyama Initiative in achieving the SDGs and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Press Release

UN and Partners Detail the Abundance and Promise of Diverse “Unconventional” Water Resources

Potential unconventional water supplies can help many of the world population who face water shortages.

26 May 2022

Media Coverage

Diplomatic Courier Article Promotes Wastewater Surveillance for Tackling Pandemics

Diplomatic Courier published an article by UNU-IAS expert Sadhana Shrestha focusing on how wastewater surveillance can help fight pandemic.

20 Apr 2022


World Water Forum Session Explores Links Between Water & Migration

UNU-IAS co-organised a session at the 9th World Water Forum on the impact of water deficits on migration and displacement.

14 Apr 2022


World Water Day Webinar Explores Links Between Water, COVID-19 and the SDGs

The event discussed the linkages between water and COVID-19 from multiple perspectives and strategies to achieve SDG 6.

24 Mar 2022