The FRIEND (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data) research programme is an international study in regional hydrology. The FRIEND/Nile Project aims at improving the international river basin management of the Nile through promoting cooperation amongst the Nile countries in the field of water resources management and regional-scale analysis of hydrological regimes.
This website contains information on the research components of the project, their objectives, its structure, the participating countries, UNESCO’s role in the project, the expected results and the implemented activities.
The GMP is a joint United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) project that will demonstrate ways of overcoming barriers to the adoption of best practices and pollution prevention measures that limit the mercury (Hg) contamination of international waters from artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
This website contains links, documents and access to the Global Mercury Project Video.
The Millennium Campaign aims to mobilize the North and the South in order to achieve the MDGs. While the MDGs are already serving as a development framework for many global and national initiatives, there is still untapped support for the MDGs in developing and developed countries alike.
This website is part of UNESCO's Young Digital Creators programme. It provides young people with an online platform to reflect on water issues, either connected to their daily life or related to specific issues such as environment, culture, industry or agriculture.
Through this programme young people will be invited to compose soundscapes and music pieces on water with a collection of sound samples, using creative digital tools. The web site is a meeting point for sharing experiences and exchanging ideas among the participants that come from different cultural backgrounds.
This United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) programme aims at reducing the barriers perceived by enterprises to compliance with environmental norms. It concentrates on building capacity in industrial service institutions to undertake seven analytical assessments, which together identify the least costly option for environmental compliance.
This website has information about the implementation of this programme in the Danube River Basin and publications.
This UN website describes the eight Millennium Development Goals and contains links to the Millennium Declaration and its implementation, progress reports, statistics, facts sheets, news and related sites.
The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body commissioned by the UN Secretary-General to advise the UN on strategies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the set of internationally agreed upon targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015.
UN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.
This UN-wide programme seeks to develop the tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of those basic processes, management practices and policies that will help improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.