An initiative within UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme, G-WADI's overall strategic objective is “to strengthen the global capacity to manage water resources in arid and semi-arid areas. Its primary aim is to build an effective global community through integration of selected existing materials from networks, centres, organizations, and individuals who become members of G-WADI. The network promotes international and regional cooperation in arid and semi-arid areas.”
Specific objectives include:
- Improve Knowledge of hydrological systems
- Dissemination to end-users
- Exchange of experience
- Integrated basin management
These are described in more detail in Edmunds et al. (2013) and in G-WADI: The Way Forward.