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Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

Ms Patti Moore & Dr Bill Jackson

IUCN Puts Nature at the Centre of Climate Change Law and Policy Discussions

IUCN India, in collaboration with the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, initiated the first conference on Climate Change Law and Governance in South Asia from 20 – 21 August, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The forum sought to provide a platform for informed discussion by bringing together leading policy and decision makers from India and abroad to explore how the mechanism of law could be used to tackle the growing threat of climate change. …  

06 Sep 2010 | Event

Himalaya Mountains

Dealing with the impacts of climate change on water in Asia

Water management in Asia is often complicated by the fact that many rivers cut across many different countries. Encouraging neighbouring farmers, fishermen and businesses to talk to each other to manage water to suit their needs and those of the environment is one of the main focuses for the Water and Wetlands Programme of the IUCN Asia office. But reducing the impacts of climate change on water supplies is also high on the agenda. Ganesh Pangare, Coordinator of IUCN Asia's Water and Wetlands Programme explains why. …  

05 Sep 2010 | Audio

Mr. Chaiwat Yawwapapong (Chevron Thailand OE/HES Manager), Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun (President of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.), Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji (Regional Director IUCN Asia) and Mr. Adisak Thongkaimook (Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)) sign the Letter of Agreement in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future and Chevron Thailand working together for healthy coral reefs

On 31 August 2010, a joint initiative was launched for conserving coral reefs around Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand.  

31 Aug 2010 | News story

China's Huangshan Mountain World Heritage site with its travertine pools

Working with water for better cities

Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean water for their basic needs. …   | Chinese

30 Aug 2010 | International news release

Water, a scare resource

Averting the next global credit crunch: water

The sudden absence or overabundance of water makes the abstract and invisible forces of climate change painfully clear, writes Dr Mark Smith, Head of IUCN’s Water Programme: torrential rains wash away fertile soils and dried up rivers no longer water lush gardens and wetland beauty. …  

30 Aug 2010 | Article
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Workshop on Natural Resources Governance in Rajshahi District

 IUCN Bangladesh hosted a workshop on August 19, 2010 at the Rajshahi University, as part of the project entitled "Improving environmental governance for sustainable management of natural resources in Bangladesh”. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

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Workshop on Developing Monitoring Mechanisms of Climate Change Impacts

 On 24 July 2010, IUCN B organized a consultation workshop on developing monitoring mechanisms of climate change impacts on eight major sectors of Bangladesh. The workshop was part of IUCN B’s current engagement in climate change research in Bangladesh with funding support from DFID and Danida. The workshop was held at the BIAM Multipurpose Hall and was one of the first of its kind in Bangladesh hoping it will lead to a giant leap in climate change research in the nation. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

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Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

27 Aug 2010 | Video

Sustainable School at Shigar (Skardu): A Dream Comes True

A long time dream of the people of Shigar came true on May 14, 2010 with inauguration of the first environmentally sustainable school – Abruzzi Higher Secondary School – in Shigar by His Excellency Vincenzo Prati, the Italian Ambassador in Pakistan.  …  

19 Aug 2010 | International news release