Water Security

Water plays central roles across all sectors of human society by greatly contributing to human and ecosystem health, food and energy security and improved quality of life. UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), the only intergovernmental scientific programme in freshwater science in the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, education and capacity building, works on a variety of themes in freshwater science. UNESCO Bangkok is building partnerships with Member State and other sister agencies to support sustainable water resource management in the Mekong River Basin and contribute to achieving freshwater security and environmental sustainability of the region.


  • Shared Groundwater Resources: UNESCO Asia-Pacific In Graphic Detail #5
  • International Conference "Halophytes for Green Revolution”, 16-19 April 2018
  • Cambodian village test site for project to improve groundwater management in Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Drastic reduction in sediment flows in Mekong River much faster and larger than expected, new study shows
  • ‘Wastewater’ an untapped resource: Asia-Pacific Launch for United Nations World Water Development Report

Latest Water Security

Using technology to fortify ASEAN against floods

Third ASEAN Academic Network Technical Training Workshop for Water and Disaster Management held as extreme weather events related to water on rise in sub-region Devastating flooding across 12 provinces in Southern Thailand early last month during what is...