International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management Under the Auspices of UNESCO

About the Center




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G-WADI Secretariat
ICIWaRM is the Technical Secretariat for Global G-WADI, UNESCO's Programme for Water and Development Information for Arid Lands - a Global Network.

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Technical Training and Short Courses
ICIWaRM, through the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) of the US Army Corps of Engineers, has engaged in a series of multi-day workshops and other related activities to "train-the-trainer" in both Africa and Latin America.

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IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level
The IWRM Guidelines at a River Basin level were developed by UNESCO IHP, with input and assistance from ICIWaRM, to help practitioners implement IWRM at a river basin level in line with their own circumstances.


Pilot Study on Indicators for the World Water Assessment Programme
ICIWaRM helps develop indicators for WWAP's authoritative assessment of the state of the world's freshwater resources.


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The ICIWaRM Regional Analysis of Frequency Tool (ICI-RAFT) was developed to estimate the frequency/intensity of a rainfall event of a particular duration using rainfall observations on the ground.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Photo of Guillermo Mendoza shows modeling results at a 2009 workshop in Lima, Peru. Source: Aleix Serrat Capdevila, ICIWaRM.

Water Resources Management Modernization Project of Peru
ICIWaRM is helping Peru implement their new water law at a watershed scale using shared vision planning principles.

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Drought Atlas in Pilot Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean
ICIWaRM is helping provide decision-makers in several countries with information on future droughts.

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Collaboration with CEHICA - Lake Enriquillo
In partnership with the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI) and Centro para la Gestión Sostenible de los Recursos Hídricos en los Estados Insulares del Caribe (CEHICA), ICIWaRM is involved in investigating rising lake levels in Lake Enriquillo in the Western Dominican Republic.


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Hydrologic Monitoring and Forecasting in Africa: Developing Tools, Integrating Capacities.
Through a continuing collaboration between The University of Arizona and diverse African partner institutions, ICIWaRM is developing monitoring tools and near real-time streamflow forecasting applications using satellite precipitation measurements and numerical weather model results.

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Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program
The Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program (RIWSP) seeks to improve the sustainable management of water quantity and quality to positively impact human health, food security, and resiliency to climate change for vulnerable populations in targeted catchments in Rwanda.

Middle East

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Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence
The Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC) will link technical institutions across the region to work together and with outside counterpart institutions on critical water challenges.

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Water Evaluation and Planning Workshop
ICIWaRM, in conjunction with the Stockholm Environmental Institute and UNESCO-IHP, conducted an advanced workshop in the WEAP tool to assist national authorities in updating their national water plans



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