Over 30 years of water monitoring data..
GEMS/Water is a unique global water quality monitoring network operating in 125 countries around the world.
UN Environment GEMS/Water CDC at UCC...
The CDC was established in 2015 and is a Centre of the School of BEES and ERI of UCC.
The UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre was founded in 2015 to provide global capacity development in water quality monitoring and assessment. The importance of good quality freshwater for health and development have recently been highlighted by the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals. The Centre is working on a programme of activities that will support this Agenda.
The GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre hosted a successful Workshop at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from the 6th to 8th of November 2017. The workshop was entitled “Ambient Water Quality: monitoring for management and SDG indicator 6.3.2 reporting” and brought together 16 national focal points and country representatives from the Asia Pacific region.
The purpose of the workshop was (i) to introduce GEMS/Water, (ii) to discuss the principles of best practice in water quality monitoring, and (iii) to explore how the GEMS/Water programme could assist with capacity development needs for water quality monitoring and data reporting in the region. The workshop also discussed the methodology for the Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.3.2, for which GEMS/Water is the supporting mechanisms on behalf of UN Environment (UNEP).