Goals & Objectives

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
  • Capacity-building
  • 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