UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Founding Year: 1996

Staff: 22


Vladimir Smakhtin (Director)

The Institute works to “create a world free of water problems where sustainable human development and environmental health and security are assured for all”. They aim to “help resolve pressing water challenges through knowledge-based synthesis of existing bodies of scientific discovery; cutting-edge targeted research that identifies emerging policy issues; application of on-the-ground scalable solutions based on credible research; and, relevant and targeted public outreach.”



UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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