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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Women in Water Management and Conflict Transformation

A Nexus Seminar Series event focusing on the role of water policy and gender relations in inclusive societal peace-building in Cyprus.



UNU Senior Vice-Rector Taikan Oki Awarded 2021 International Hydrology Prize

The recipient of the 2021 International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal) is Prof. Taikan Oki of Japan, UNU Senior Vice-Rector.

31 Mar 2021


Value of Water in the Era of the SDGs

Analysing different roles and values of water, and how these values can be synthesized to achieve SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).


Conversation Series

"My Water, Our Water”, a Conversation with Mr Robin Lewis and Prof. Taikan Oki

An online event discussing trends in global water issues and initiatives to help overcome water-related challenges.



Wetlands and Water

UNU-IAS will co-organise a webinar to observe World Wetlands Day 2021.


Press Release

Ageing Dams Pose Growing Threat

By 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream of tens of thousands of large dams already operating at or beyond their design life.

22 Jan 2021


Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystem

The next joint Nexus Seminar Series will feature Prof. Daniel Karthe, Head of UNU-FLORES Nexus Research Programme.


Media Coverage

UN University Expert Team Roots for Recycling of Industrial Water

An article in The Hindu featured UNU-IAS experts working as part of the institute's Water for Sustainable Development project.

25 Jun 2019


Japan Water Style Summit with CDP’s Japan Water Forum 2016

On 5 December, UNU-IAS, Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and CDP will co-organize Japan Water Style Summit with CDP’s Global Water Forum 2016.



Addressing Wicked Resource Management Problems

This project aims at identifying ways to better handle wicked resource management problems, both from a management and from a governance perspective.

01 Jan 2018


Water for Sustainable Development

The project will investigate the role of water in Asia and demonstrate how the achievement of SDG6 will contribute to the region's development.

22 May 2018