Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

International Atomic Energy Agency

Aspirations for development in many parts of the world are intricately linked to water. Whether concerning issues of health, food and agriculture, sanitation, the environment, industry, or energy production, a paramount issue in the 21st century is water – its availability, quality and management.

The IAEA, through its Water Resources Programme, is one of the UN agencies responding to its Member States by providing science-based information and technical skills to improve understanding and management of their water resources.

Estimated annual water and sanitation budget: $10-20 million USD
Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
Examples of activities
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Representative(s) in UN-Water
Leonard Wassenaar
Senior Programme Manager
Luis Araguas