The triennial UN World Water Development Report is a joint undertaking of 24 UN agencies comprising UN-Water in partnership with governments and other stakeholders, and coordinated by World Water Assessment Programme. Produced every 3 years, the Reports draw on the expertise and knowledge of the UN system in partnership with governments and other organizations concerned with freshwater issues.  

Aim of the report: 

  1. To provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the resource and its uses, the critical problems related to the resource and the extent to which societies are able to cope with such problems and adapt to changing conditions. 
  2. Through a series of assessments, the Reports provide a mechanism for monitoring changes in the resource and its management and tracking progress towards achieving targets, particularly those of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).  

Project results:

The project results will include case-study reports recommendations and a guidebook on river basin management for transboundary waters, practicable in the Baltic Sea region as well as in other European regions.  


UNESCO/WWAP, Estonian Ministry of Environment and Finnish Environment Institute.   Activities: CTC SPb has been coordinating Russian activities for two case-studies preparation – Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe and River Vuoksi/Vuoksa.

Major activities are: report preparation, expert meetings and bilateral discussions.  

Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe case study report is available at