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The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) is WWAP’s core product and a flagship report of UN-Water. WWAP coordinates development of the WWDR as a joint effort of the agency members and partners of UN-Water who deal with freshwater issues in all their forms. The WWDR is thus regarded as one of the best examples of the United Nations system delivering as one. It is a respected source of knowledge that has been cited in hundreds of news articles, editorials, magazines, websites and peer-reviewed academic journals.
Side publications provide in-depth scientific background, expanded discussion and updated information on topics presented in the WWDR, often with practical examples and usually targeted for specific audiences. Many side publications are developed in partnership or collaboration with UN agencies or other stakeholders and experts.
Special reports are overviews of subject areas, sometimes less conventional ones, relating to the world’s freshwater resources. They are also a medium to publish findings from WWAP’s projects and workshops.
Briefing Notes highlight key issues and themes related to WWAP’s objectives, generally calling for more attention to, knowledge on or investment in a subject area, or highlighting stakeholder dialogues.
From time to time WWAP produces brochures on the Programme’s activities and products that help interested parties learn about its work.Back to top