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Our Work on Water


Water is a core component of sustainable development, inherently linking livelihoods, ecosystems, populations, and infrastructure. Access to water and the management of water resources, services, and hazards significantly determine the state of human and environmental health, food and energy security, socio-economic prosperity, and peace.

UNU water-related research focuses particularly on the needs of developing countries. Through its global network of institutes and programmes, UNU is well-positioned to provide comprehensive policy advice on topics ranging from water governance, freshwater resources, and wastewater management, to sanitation and water-related risk reduction.

UNU & WORLD WATER WEEK

World Water Week 2019 took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 25 to 30 August. The 2019 theme, “Water for society – Including all”, provided a significant opportunity for UNU to contribute its water expertise and strengthen engagement across sectors. Through research, commentary, and events, UNU’s work on water is helping to establish policy that will support healthy ecosystems and sound social development for decades to come.

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UNU ACTIVITIES IN STOCKHOLM


The United Nations University hosted an exhibition booth and co-organised events at World Water Week, 25 – 30 August 2019.

EXHIBITION BOOTH

Scholars from three UNU institutes — the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) — were available at booth B08 in the exhibition area to provide information about current research projects and publications.

OFFICIAL WORLD WATER WEEK EVENTS

Leaving No One Behind, the UN World Water Development Report
25 August 2019 (SUN), 14:00-15:30, Room M2

Water, Migration and Rural Development: From Knowledge to Action
26 August 2019 (MON), 14:00-15:30, Room L10

Navigating Through Limited Data While Aiming at SDG6 ‘Fit-for-Policy’ Evidence
26 August 2019 (MON), 16:00-17:30, Room L10

Tapping into the Future: Universal Access to Sanitation”
27 August 2019 (TUE), 09:00-10:30, Room L9

Dialogue: Climate- and Water-driven Migration, Conflict and Human Security”
27 August 2019 (TUE), 16:00-17:30, Room L8

CONTRIBUTING EXPERTS

 


Academic Officer, UNU-FLORES

Research Fellow, UNU-IAS

Principal Researcher, UNU-INWEH

Senior Research Associate, UNU-FLORES

Director, UNU-IAS

Assistant Director, UNU-INWEH

Director, UNU-INWEH

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FEATURED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 


RESEARCH PROJECT

EXPERT COMMENTARY

 


WATER-RELATED PUBLICATIONS


A selection of recent UNU research related to the World Water Week 2019 theme “Water for society – Including all”. For an in-depth look at other water-related publications, please browse UNU Collections.

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019: Leaving No One Behind

Higher Education in the Water Sector: A Global Overview
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Towards Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Systems: Implementing a Nexus Approach in Two Cases in Latin America
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Future Outlook of Urban Water Environment in Asian Cities: Summary for Decision Makers
UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Bibliometrics of Water Research: A Global Snapshot
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Assessing Flood Disaster Impacts in Agriculture Under Climate Change in the River Basins of Southeast Asia
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Impacts of Projected Change in Climate on Water Balance in Basins of East Africa
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Quantifying and Mapping of Water-related Ecosystem Services for Enhancing the Security of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Tropical Data–sparse Catchment
UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Water in the World We Want – SDG 6 Project – Final Report
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Learning from Integrated Management Approaches to Implement the Nexus
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer: Siloes, Trade-Offs and Synergies in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Cost and Efficiency of Arsenic Removal from Groundwater: A Review
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Remote Sensing of Water Use and Water Stress in the African Savanna Ecosystem at Local Scale – Development and Validation of a Monitoring Tool
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Public Health Effects Due to Insufficient Groundwater Quality Monitoring in Igando and Agbowo Regions in Nigeria: A Review
UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Assessing Sustainability of Wastewater Management Systems in a Multi-Scalar, Transdisciplinary Manner in Latin America
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Attribute Value Extraction Mechanism of Constructed Wetlands Information
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

The Selection of Design Methods for River Water Quality Monitoring Networks: A Review
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources