About The UGWA

Mission Statement

The UNITAR Global Water Academy (UGWA) empowers learners all over the world with the knowledge and skills to respond to the global water sustainability crisis by providing hybrid training and online courses developed by global leaders in water research, resource management, and policy development; developing scientific and two-eyed water solutions to water sustainability; and by building the capacity and international partnerships necessary to achieve the objectives of UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

The UGWA’s Vision:

The UGWA fosters training and capacity development, empower community-based networks, weave traditional knowledge, and co-create innovative sustainable water solutions to ensure equitable access to water for all. Through building community-based networks and co-creating innovative solutions, we aim to further develop a dialogue that contributes to identifying capacity gaps that hinder the effective implementation of SDG 6 targets

What is the UNITAR Global Water Academy (UGWA) Platform?

The Training Platform aims to build capacities and provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions related to water and sanitation on a global scale in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). The Training Platform seeks to empower and connect learners with the knowledge and tools to contribute to the achievement of SDG 6 targets, ensuring universal access to safe drinking water and equitable sanitation while addressing water quality, pollution control, water-use efficiency, ecosystem protection, and international cooperation.

The UGWA has Six Main Objectives:

Who is it for?

Launching a global flagship course on water should aim to create a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder platform that brings together experts and practitioners from various sectors to address the complex challenges related to water and sanitation in line with SDG 6. The target audience for launching a global flagship course on water, aligned with the targets of SDG 6, should include a diverse range of stakeholders, such as:

1. Local Communities: To promote traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples on water governance, and empower marginalized communities with the knowledge and tools necessary for effective community-based water and sanitation management.

2. Academics and Researchers: Those studying water-related issues to encourage further collaboration on research and innovation in water management, pollution reduction, and sustainable water use.

3. Government Officials and Policymakers: To equip them with the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement policies and regulations that contribute to achieving the targets of SDG 6, with a particular focus on:

4. Businesses and Industries: Particularly companies with significant water consumption in order to promote water-use efficiency and responsible water management in their operations.