UNISDR makes available appropriate and applicable knowledge, providing policy guidance and tools to countries to support their efforts to reduce disaster risk, contributing to water-related SDGs 6, 11, 13 and 15. Among these tools stands out the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR), a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction and a comprehensive review and analysis of the hazards that are affecting humanity. UNISDR explicitly develops the GAR as a research, advocacy and policy engagement initiative in partnership with leading research institutions, national and regional organisations, and UN partners. The wealth of knowledge generated through the GAR and related research will be taken up and used for the development of forward-thinking and strategic policy guidance in relation to key and emerging themes in disaster risk reduction, including climate change and sustainable development, water, ecosystems, gender, urbanisation and others.
IGRAC is leading the implementation of a project on Capacity Building on Groundwater Data Collection and Management for SADC Member States (SADC-GWdataCoM project).