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WWAP World Water Assessment Programme
Time span: long term
Aim: This UN-wide programme seeks to develop the tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of those basic processes, management practices and policies that will help improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.
Description: The WWAP, building on the achievements of the many previous endeavours, focuses on assessing the developing situation as regards freshwater throughout the world. The primary output of the WWAP is the periodic World Water Development Report (WWDR). The Programme will evolve with the WWDR at its core. Activities include data compilation (geo-referenced metadatabases); supporting information technologies; data interpretation; comparative trend analyses; data dissemination; and methodology development and modelling.
Countries: global, listed on their website



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The DESIRE project was 
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Global Change and
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

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