our priority areas
Informed International Policy
SIWI informs and engages in collective efforts to raise awareness on water’s key role for sustainable development and climate resilience. SIWI believes that through cooperation and partnership building, we can set fair, inclusive, and forward-looking strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation, and for a wise use of the world’s water resources. By remaining a neutral advisory body, SIWI is able to keep its focus on water issues and not be influenced by political affiliations.
Cooperation Over Shared Waters
Regional cooperation on transboundary waters is a public good that benefits all parties and can open new opportunities for riparian states to sustainably develop water resources. SIWI helps basin actors to engage in transboundary processes with a long-term perspective of promoting both security and development, and encourages a holistic approach that includes the perspectives of other affected sectors. By employing tools such as modelling, SIWI enables decision makers to gain understanding of risks, benefits and opportunities associated with different strategies.
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Human-Rights Based Approach to IWRM: Training Manual and Facilitator’s Guide
This publicly available document brings together two fields that, until recently, have been separate: human rights and integrated water resources management (IWRM). The union of these two fields is a natural one, as water management practitioners and human rights professionals have become increasingly aware of the importance of water in key human rights domains.