About Us

The International Water Decade Alliance (IWDA) capitalizes on the strength of Canadian water researchers while aligning operating funds for the secretariat from multiple sources. The IWDA fosters international networks for research and capacity-building for water management, while attracting new research funds to assist projects in countries that are in need.

How the IWDA Can Help

The International Water Decade Alliance will anchor and support a range of actions around the Water Decade, including the following:

  • Serve as a platform for global dialogue on water challenges that facilitates exchange of ideas, experiences, and innovative concepts. It would generate new knowledge and synthesize existing scientific research to provide evidence-based guidance to the UN Member States.

  • Support the UN Member States through development of capacity of individuals and institutions to understand and respond to their respective water challenges.

  • Create networks of individuals and organizations that are committed to achieving universal water security, including development of communities of practice.

  • Engage and inspire the general public through awareness raising about global, regional, national, and local water challenges, and providing tools and means for responding to water challenges.

Members of the IWDA

The following members have agreed to join this alliance


News & Events

Indigenous Canadians Speak for Water on World Water Day 2018

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Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028

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UN launches the new Water Decade for Action

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IWDA prepares to discuss Canada’s national water vision

Rezi Moridi Ontario Minister of Research Innovation and…