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Before Image of Risalpur, Pakistan, which suffered severe flooding one year later

Floods in Pakistan: Satellite Images Provide "Before" and "After" Information

Satellite images are used by humanitarian agencies and first responders to plan relief and evacuation activities by comparing “before” and "after" imagery to detect changes to the landscape and infrastructure. From CEC member Nancy Colleton, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Environmental Information. …  

08 Sep 2010 | News story

Better forests, better water, better lives

 

08 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

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IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Awards announce regional winners

IUCN, Thomson Reuters Foundation and COMplus announced today the regional winners of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, who will vie for the global prize of USD 5,000. …   | Spanish

07 Sep 2010 | News story

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

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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

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, World Heritage site in China

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