March 22, 2022
Many of the global challenges such as urbanisation, climate change, increased resource demand and competition between different water users, impact the cities where most of us live. These create water risks for cities including fl...
March 17, 2022
Danes get nearly 100 percent of their drinking water from groundwater. The high-quality drinking water coming out of taps across Denmark is a result of a long and extensive tradition for groundwater protection and a dedicated wate...
August 12, 2021
Nature often acts as a as a conduit for untreated sewage into water bodies, wetlands, or the sea. However, a planned approach using nature-based solutions (NBS) not only improves sanitation services, but also provide numerous co-b...
December 8, 2020
[For French version, please scroll down / Pour la version française, veuillez faire défiler vers le bas] One experience that lives with me to this day was the flooding we encountered during my time as a student in Maroua, north ...
September 9, 2020
In Germany, April is usually one of the wettest months. This year, the country only received 5% of its usual rainfall, and the river Rhine, which works as the most important trade route in Germany, is on the verge of drying out. T...
June 5, 2020
Today we celebrate World Environment Day 2020. This is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus th...
June 5, 2020
Photo by Gustavo Quepón on Unsplash This year’s theme for World Environment Day is Time for Nature, and with COVID-19  many of us are now taking the time  to appreciate our green spaces as the monotony of lockdowns are bei...
August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): NBS are defined as “actions...
May 9, 2019
The Flood and Drought Management Tools (FDMT) project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under its International Waters (IW) portfolio, was implemented by UN Environment and jointly executed by DHI and the Internatio...
May 9, 2019
The effect of climate change on the hydrological cycle is becoming a growing phenomenon and resulting in impacts including flood and drought events, disappearance of glaciers, decrease in groundwater recharge, and water quality de...