Most of the impacts of climate change, including natural disasters, are felt in the hydrological cycle - and their frequency and magnitude are expected to increase in coming years. The vast majority of ...read more
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in...read more
Water quality, along with quantity, determines the health of freshwater ecosystems - affecting the suitability of water for certain uses such as for drinking, bathing or agriculture. Already highly ...read more
Freshwater plays a fundamental role in support of the environment, society and the economy. Ecosystems such as wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes are indispensable for life on our planet and are vital for...read more
Over 68 percent of the freshwater on Earth is found in icecaps and glaciers, and just over 30 percent is found in ground water. Only about 0.3 percent of our freshwater is found in the surface water of lakes, rivers, and swamps.