Unesco Green Citizens

Hydrology

Water is the lifeline! Freshwater must be preserved and equitably distributed.

How we manage water, bond of life and fragile resource will define our success in achieving sustainable development. Access to water is critical to poverty reduction and human health, impacts gender equality, education, and all human activities. Ecosystems and biodiversity depend on water, and globally three-quarters of it is devoted to food production.

Citizens all over the world are inventing ingenious solutions to respond to increasing water challenges and to push governments to act for sustainable water management!

Learn about UNESCO’s work on water: https://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security/hydrology

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Oceans
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Agriculture
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Zimbabwe
© Karl Schoemaker
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WaterWise Ways

In South Africa’s Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve, the WaterWise Ways project has helped reduce water usage and change behaviours. How? By giving local inhabitants access to simple yet effective methods.

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WESSA Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools in South Africa give students the opportunity to actively contribute to the local community with a hands-on approach designed to drive positive change.

Jardiner mon école Laboratoire sur l'agriculture urbaine
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Garden my school

Vegetable gardens and allotments are springing up in schools across the globe. But how can we ensure these projects flourish over time? The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine coordinates the first online resource library for pedagogical gardens.

Roberto Pedraza Ruiz Conservation Photography 2
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Alliance for the Sierra Gorda

To protect the Sierra Gorda, Mexico’s green jewel, local citizens decided to join forces. Alliance for the Sierra Gorda offers a new model for social and citizen participation and entrepreneurship.

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Water for Wildlife

What began as one man’s attempt to provide water for thirsty wild animals has become a wildlife trust that implements water management strategies for harmonious human-wildlife coexistence in Kenya.

Vigie-Nature (Nature Watch)

By involving citizens and NGOs in a ground-breaking collaboration, Programme Director Grégoire Lois is shaping the way biodiversity is monitored and promoted in France.

© Erwan Rogard
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CityTaps: Running water in urban areas

To help solve the problem of water scarcity, Grégoire Landel created a prepayment service bringing water to urban dwellers who do not have access to running water at home.

Lake Nokoué, Benin. © Emmaüs International
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Solidarity for Water on Nokoué Project (PCSEN)

7 communities living around Lake Nokoué in Southern Benin joined forces to increase access to clean water and set up local sanitation solutions.

Copyrights: The Mountain Institute

Ancestral Technologies and Climate Change

Communities living near the Peruvian Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve reconnected with ancestral traditions to solve the problem of water scarcity. By restoring an ancient abandoned hydraulic system, they increased water storage and improved irrigation.

Eden In Iraq's Team

Eden in Iraq WasteWater Garden Project

The Eden in Iraq team and artist Meridel Rubenstein have teamed up to create a public wastewater garden providing effective sewage treatment for the Marsh Arab community, while preserving and celebrating its traditions.

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