Freshwater is the most important resource for mankind, cross-cutting all social, economic and environmental activities. It is a condition for all life on our planet, an enabling or limiting factor for any social and technological development, a possible source of welfare or misery, cooperation or conflict.
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 (IHP), 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.
- Regional Dialogue on Sustainability Science Policy to Support the Post-2015 Development Agenda
4-6 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- HydroEco'2015 International Conference in Austria
13-16 April 2015, Vienna, Austria
- Ist Iberoamerican Congress on Sediments and Ecology
21-24 July 2015, Querétaro, Mexico
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