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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 2018 will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August. This year’s theme, “Water, Ecosystems, and Human Development”, provides 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 will host an exhibition booth and co-organise events at World Water Week, 26 – 31 August 2018.

EXHIBITION BOOTH

Scholars from two UNU institutes — the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) — will be available at booth #34 in the exhibition area to provide information about current research projects and publications.

OFFICIAL WORLD WATER WEEK EVENTS

Using Information Tools on Multifunctional Nature-Based Solutions to Achieve SDGs
26 August 2018 (SUN), 09:00-10:30, Room FH 307

Water Action Decade Event
26 August 2018 (SUN), 16:00-17:30, Room FH Cabaret

UN World Water Development Report 2018 “Nature-Based Solutions for Water”
28 August 2018 (TUE), 09:00-10:30, Room FH Congress Hall A

Looking Beyond Conventional Water Resources to Address Global Water Scarcity”
28 August 2018 (TUE), 14:00-15:30, Room NL Pillar Hall

CONTRIBUTING EXPERTS

* EXPERT WHO IS ATTENDING WORLD WATER WEEK 2018


Research Fellow, UNU-FLORES

Research Fellow, UNU-IIGH

Senior Researcher, UNU-INWEH

Research Fellow, UNU-IAS

Academic Officer, UNU-EHS

Junior Researcher, UNU-FLORES

Assistant Director, UNU-INWEH

Director, UNU-INWEH

FEATURED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 


RESEARCH PROJECT

EXPERT COMMENTARY

 


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    Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir Smakhtin
    UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

WATER-RELATED PUBLICATIONS


A selection of UNU's research related to the World Water Week 2018 theme “Water, Ecosystems, and Human Development”. For an in-depth look at other water-related publications, please browse UNU Collections.

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-Based Solutions for Water

The Role of Constructed Wetlands for Biomass Production Within the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus
Tamara Avellán, Reza Ardakanian, Paul Gremillion

Future Outlook of Urban Water Environment in Asian Cities: Summary for Decision Makers
Yoshifumi Masago, Binaya K. Mishra, Shokhrukh-Mirzo Jalilov, Mohamed Kefi, Pankaj Kumar, Misato Dilley, and Kensuke Fukushi

Considering Resources beyond Water: Irrigation and Drainage Management in the Context of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus
Tamara Avellán, Reza Ardakanian, Sylvain R. Perret, Ragab Ragab, Willem Vlotman, Hayati Zainal

Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: From Concept to Implementation
Hiorhsan Hettiarachchi, Reza Ardakanian

A Water–Energy–Food Nexus Perspective on the Challenge of Eutrophication
Ratna V. Reddy, Davi G. F. Cunha, Mathew Kurian

Improved Water Consumption Estimates of Black Locust Plantations in China’s Loess Plateau
Kai Schwärzel, Lulu Zhang, Andreas Strecker, Christian Podlasly

Addressing Trade-offs to Promote Safely Managed Wastewater in Developing Countries
Manzoor Qadir

Fog Water Collection: Challenges beyond Technology
Manzoor Qadir, Gabriela C. Jiménez, Rebecca L. Farnum, Leslie L. Dodson, Vladimir Smakhtin

Multifunctional Wetlands: Pollution Abatement and other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands
Nidhi Nagabhatla and Chris Metcalfe

High Magnesium Waters and Soils: Emerging Environmental and Food Security Constraints
Manzoor Qadir, Sven Schubert, James D. Oster, Garrison Sposito, Paramijit S. Minhas, Seyed A.M. Cheraghi, Ghulam Murtaza, Alisher Mirzabaev, Muhammad Saqib