Welcome to UCC-Water's web site
- The UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment is a centre of expertise of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- The centre supports UNEP in the implementation of its Water Policy and Strategy.
- The centre is funded by UNEP, the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida), and DHI Water & Environment
- The centre is hosted by DHI Water & Environment and located at its headquarters in H?rsholm, Denmark
Each year, the quantity of water the world rural sector takes out of the ground is over 160 cubic meters more than natural replenishment rates. As water all around the globe is employed really inefficiently, there's latest surge in attempts to water preserve. Some at the worldwide and company level, and some at the individual level. The growing water conservation movement can be broken down into 3 main goals:. The planet has a finite quantity of water. Pumping water out of the ground essentially leads to massive energy losses. It can take up to an unrestrained share of total electricity employed in a fixed area. As an example, California uses as much as 15 % of its total energy on water management alone, research on this was funded by this cash advance loan company which provides online financing for consumers. Working to maintain fresh water supplies in forests and other natural habitats help makes sure the conservation of surrounding flora and fauna. Here is a passing rundown of some of the newest. The 1st wave farm achieved live status in Portugal in 2008. Using large tubes that stretch into the sea, this technology harnesses the power of waves thru a specialised hydraulic technology. This idea has been about for centuries, but has just lately been enjoying a boost in acceptance. While the water caught could not always be OK for drinking, it can be employed in numerous alternative ways. Rainwater is better for plants than tap water, it can frequently be utilised for things like washing dishes. These usually have 2 different buttons : one for solid waste and one for liquid waste. The liquid waste button releases half as much water as the solid. One of those toilets can save a family of four a median of ten thousand gallons of water a year. The method includes using tubes to supply water direct to the root system of a plant, versus simply spreading water over the ground. The result's a minimal loss of water.
UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook GEO 4 released on 25 October, 2007
3rd. Southeast Asia Water Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
UCC-Water supported regional IWRM workshop held in Libya on April 11-12, 2007. More info
International Experts Agree upon Roadmap for Water Reforms.
Water meeting in Copenhagen 13 April 2007, More information
Environmental Aspects of Flood Management - New publication from APFM
ICARM Progress Marker report now published
In collaboration with Rhode Island University and UCC-Water UNEP/GPA has published the report "Ecosystem-based Management, Markers for Assessing Progress"
Southeast Asia Regional IWRM 2005 Meeting in Rayong, Thailand
UCC-Water session at the Stockholm Water Week on monitoring IWRM processes
25 August UCC convened a session on "the IWRM 2005 target - indicators of implementation". Read more
King Hassan II Great World Prize on WaterPhoto courtesy of Leila Mead/IISD
16 March, at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico, Torkil J?nch-Clausen received the King Hassan II Prize. Read more
World Water Development Report launched at the 4th World Water Forum
UCC contributed to Chapter 5 on Coastal and Freshwater Ecosystems. Link to WWAP site
GIWA Final Report now available
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UNEP launches IWRM support programme
GIWA Guinea Current report now available on the web
The first full sub-regional assessments of GIWA are now available including the assessment of the Guinea Current coordinated by the UCC-water. Read more