Africa’s Lakes: Atlas of Our Changing Environment (UNEP, 2006). Learn more.

Capacity development

GEMS/Water Capacity Development (UNEP). Learn more.

Integrated Lake Basin Management Training Materials. Learn more.

Data and information systems 

GEMStat Water Quality Dashboard (UNEP) . Learn more.

Global Freshwater Quality Database GEMStat (UNEP). Learn more. 

Freshwater Ecosystems Explorer (UNEP). Learn more.

Cascade (UNEP-DHI). Learn more. 

Flood and Drought portal (UNEP-DHI). Learn more. 

Global Lakes and Wetlands Database (WWF). Learn more.

Environment monitoring for freshwater

Global Environment Monitoring System for Fresh Water (GEMS-Water). Learn more

Nature-based solutions 

How Nature Can Help Address Water-related Challenges - Freshwater Ecosystems Technical Brief (UNEP-DHI, includes case studies from Afghanistan, Albania, El Salvador, Haiti, Kenya, Morocco and Tanzania) . Learn more.

Water Funds to Institutionalize Nature-based Solutions in Ecuador - Case Study (UNEP, 2020).  Learn more.

Nature-based Solutions to Emerging Water Management Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region (UNEP/Climate Technology Centre & Network, 2022, includes case studies).  Learn more.

Blending Water Management and Climate Adaptation Approaches (UNEP/UNEP-DHI, 2022).  Learn more.

A review on constructed wetlands-based removal of pharmaceutical contaminants derived from non-point source pollution (Science Direct) .  Learn more.


International Lake Environment Committee Foundation publications. Learn more

Lakes and Reservoirs Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use. Learn more. 

Sustainable Lake Management and the Role of International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILBM). Learn more.

Embedding Lakes into the Global Sustainability Agenda (WWQA). COMING ON 22 MARCH 2023

Risk analysis

WWF Risk Filter Suite (water and biodiversity risk filters “enable companies and investors to assess and respond to nature-related risks to strengthen resilience”).  Learn more.

Status reports

Transboundary Lakes and Reservoirs: Status and Future Trends (UNEP/GEF/ILEC 2016). Learn more.

Wetlands and people at risk (IUCN, 2022) . Learn more.

UNEP priorities 

UNEP Freshwater Strategic Priorities, 2022-2025.  Learn more.

UNEP projects 

Biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management and enhanced water security in Lake Tanzania basin (a UNEP-GEF project currently under development).  Learn more.