Eastern Africa


The project aims to strengthen the coordination and collaboration capacity of African Lake and River Basin Organizations (L/RBOs), Commissions and/or cooperative framework for transboundary groundwater management and their member states towards improved transboundary water governance in Africa through improved support by the African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO).

Nubian Aquifer

The project aims to initiate the implementation of the endorsed Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS) shared by Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The project aims to achieve this by supporting capacity development, facilitate national reforms on policies needed, address knowledge gaps utilizing the results from pilot actions and identifying financial assistance for implementation of the SAP. 


The Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (MedPartnership) is a collective effort of leading environmental institutions and organizations together with countries sharing the Mediterranean Sea to address the main environmental challenges that Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems face. UNESCO-IHP executes MedPartnership Sub-component 1.1 on “Management of Coastal Aquifers and Groundwater”. 


Food, energy, environment and water are critical systems to both people and landscapes. Too often decisions are made in one domain without consideration of the effects in another. This narrow focus imposes costs and risks on all, but especially on the vulnerable in poor countries.

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