Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

United Nations University (UNU)

UNU carries out research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change including water-related hazards such as floods, droughts and salinity intrusion. The institute’s research promotes policies and programmes to reduce these risks, while taking into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors.

Research areas include climate change adaptation incorporating water-related challenges, ecosystem services and environmental deterioration processes including water scarcity and water quality detoriation. UNU-EHS develops and uses models and tools to analyse vulnerability and risks linked to natural hazards aiming to connect solutions to development pathways.

Estimated annual water and sanitation budget: $0-1 million USD
Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
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Representative(s) in UN-Water
Vladimir Smakhtin