With 90 percent of fresh water in Africa found within 63 international river basin catchments crossing multiple borders, water resource management on the continent must be an inherently international and cooperative endeavor. Credible and consistent data on the quantity and quality of water is vital in ensuring the equitable and efficient management, distribution, and usage of transboundary water – which is imperative in addressing major regional development challenges as well as contributing to a reduction in conflict and displacement.


Current JRC activities dealing with WATER can be found here.

The JRC is currently developing and updating several environmental information systems:

1.    Fate and Impacts of pollutants in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems - Europe (FATE Nutrients, FATE Chemicals)

This reports aims to give a comprehensive overview of the work of the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in relation to global water challenges.