What we do

Core priorities of UN Environment Freshwater Strategy

Tackling global water pollution

We provide the global community with sound data on freshwater quality to support scientific assessments and decision-making on the subject.

Advancing Integrated Water Resources Management

We promote a holistic approach to water resource management in order to maximize socioeconomic welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.

Mainstreaming freshwater ecosystem health

We promote the restoration and protection of water-related ecosystems to sustain their myriad services and benefits for human well-being, health and livelihoods.

Addressing water-related conflict and disasters

We work to increase the resilience of water-related ecosystems to conflict and natural disasters, including those that result from climate change.

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and water

Water is essential to the 2030 Agenda, and we help countries meet many of its targets.

Monitoring water quality

We provide the global community with sound data on freshwater quality to support scientific assessments and decision-making on the subject.

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