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Hydrology and Water Resources

As the world enters the 21st Century, it faces many challenges, above all that of establishing a sustainable way of life that would not threaten future generations.

One of the essential elements of life on this planet is freshwater. Sustainable development therefore demands sustainable management of the world's limited resources of freshwater. Water resources cannot be managed, however, unless we know where they are, in what quantity and quality, and how variable they are likely to be in the foreseeable future.[read more]


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In 2003, UN-Water was endorsed as the new official United Nations mechanism for follow-up of the water-related decisions ...



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World Water Day is held annually on 22 March. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

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