Official Reports

UN World Water Development Report 2022 ‘Groundwater: Making the invisible visible’

UN WATER - 2022

Groundwater accounts for 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth. However, this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued, mismanaged and even abused. According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO, the vast potential of groundwater, and the need to manage it sustainably, can no longer be overlooked.

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WATER COOPERATION IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

CIWA - 2022

The Horn of Africa is a region exposed to the risks of water insecurity due to population growth and the impact of climate change. Growing water stress complicates many of the region’s social, political and economic difficulties, including weak governance and societal tensions between ethnic, regional or religious groups.

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CIWA: A DECADE OF BUILDING TRUST AND IMPROVING WATER SECURITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

CIWA - 2022

The world’s longest river, the Nile, underpins livelihoods for more than 200 million people. The Nile Basin covers about 10 percent of Africa’s land and is beset by many challenges, including millions of internally displaced people; instability, conflict, and resource scarcity; catastrophic locust infestations; increasing impacts from climate change, and flood events.

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Handbook on water allocation in a Transboundary Context

UNECE - 2021

Are you interested in transboundary water allocation issues? Don't miss this Handbook by @UNECE, which explains the phases, benefits, and challenges!

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Progress on transboundary water cooperation: global status of SDG indicator 6.5.2 and acceleration needs

UNESCO - 2021

Through the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6), the United Nations seeks to support countries in monitoring water- and sanitation-related issues within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in compiling country data to report on global progress towards SDG 6.

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Supporting transboundary water cooperation: Learning from water-stressed basins in West Africa

ECDPM - 2021

Effective and collaborative management of water resources across borders can enable peace, food security and resilience. As water scarcity and water stress are growing worldwide, most river basin organisations seem to acknowledge the need for transboundary water cooperation. Yet the agreements reached therein suffer from persistent under-implementation.

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Solutions and investments in the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus: A synthesis of experiences in transboundary basins

UNECE - 2021

How can governments, other public and private actors learn about and better understand the water-energy-food-ecosystems nexus? How can they use a ‘nexus approach’ to address the most pressing issues in transboundary water basins? Last but not least, how can they design and implement ‘nexus’ solutions and investments that create synergies and provide transboundary benefits?

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