Nov 14, 2013

SIWI to host the first UNESCO Centre in Sweden

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has decided to establish a research centre in Sweden with a focus on international water issues.

The centre will be run by SIWI in collaboration with Uppsala University and the University of Gothenburg. With its focus on transboundary water cooperation, the centre will be one of a kind.

The majority of the world’s countries share water resources in some form, such as rivers and lakes. Consequently cooperation between States over this vital resource is essential. The Swedish UNESCO Centre will focus on equitable water cooperation and aims to develop research and knowledge on transboundary water resource management.

The centre, which will be located at SIWI, will also concentrate on how to establish and develop effective water partnerships despite contexts of political conflict.