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GEMS/Global Water Data Centre

The United Nations GEMS/Water Programme provides scientifically-sound data and information on the state and trends of global inland water quality required as a basis for the sustainable management of the world's freshwater to support global environmental assessments and decision-making processes.

After 35 years of successful operation of the GEMS/Water Global Data Centre including the global water quality database GEMStat in Canada, in March 2014 the GEMS/Water programme has moved into a transition phase and co-hosting arrangements structure. The GEMStat component will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the German Federal Institute for Hydrology (FIH). The capacity building activities will be lead by the GEMS/Water Centre for Capacity Building with support from a consortium of Irish universities and institutions.


The UNEP GEMS/Water Programme (UNEP Headquarters)
Science Division
United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi, 00100, KENYA

The UNEP GEMS/Water Global Data Centre
c/o Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
56002 Koblenz


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