Enhanced capacity of countries and regions to utilize integrated approaches and principles of IWRM in management of their water resources is a particularly relevant work area of UNEP-DHI. The centre has completed a number of activities in capacity building for IWRM, development of national IWRM policies and plans, as well as publication on global status reports on the progress towards implementation of IWRM approaches globally.
UNEP-DHI’s work in the domain of IWRM to date has shown that there is a growing need for systematic data collection on IWRM, which is instrumental in establishing a baseline, monitoring improvements and ensuring informed decision making for better management of water within countries and basins. In addition to the national relevance of such data, the proposed Sustainable Development Goal on Water has drawn attention to the increasing need for global data on water governance and management, and particularly on the progress in adopting IWRM practices in countries.
This data portal offers a comprehensive collection of national IWRM implementation progress data drawn from two global country IWRM progress surveys. The data made available through this portal allows to both, examine the progress of IWRM implementation within the individual countries, and to track the global progress towards better management of our water resources.