Strengthening freshwater security in the region



All countries around the world face water security issues, however the Gulf Cooperation Council members & Yemen have some of the greatest cause to, as evidenced in all of their country strategy documents, from Qatar's National Vision 2030 to Yemen's UNDAF document.

To achieve water security, we must protect vulnerable water systems, mitigate the impacts of  water-related hazards such as floods and droughts, safeguard access to water functions and services and manage water resources in an integrated and equitable manner. 

UNESCO works to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way through the International Hydrological Programme, through leading the UN-wide World Water Development Report, through the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft in the Netherlands, through over 20 affiliated research centres on water around the world and through a series of water-related Chairs.

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