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FLOW - the essentials of Environmental Flow - Dyson et al

Flow - The Essentials of Environmental Flows

An environmental flow is the water regime provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and their benefits where there are competing water uses and where flows are regulated.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Exploring Water Futures Together

Exploring Water Futures Together

This report documents the proceedings of the Mekong Region Waters Dialogue: Exploring Water Futures Together, held in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 6 and 7 July 2006.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future: Biodiversity and Livelihoods

The Mekong River is one of the greatest river systems on Earth. It is ranked as the twelfth-longest river in the world and eighth in terms of annual discharge. The seasonal variation in the water level and the range of wetland habitats inundated by the Mekong River provide the source of the river system’s productivity.  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

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Tropical Cyclones: Impact on Coastal Livelihoods

 The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector suffer the most. This study points out a number of steps and policy options for coping with the change and sustaining livelihood activities using scientific, technological and institutional measures. …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Herbal fair

Herbal Fair: Healing the World through Promotion and Conservation of Medicinal Plants

A fair promoting herbal medicine was held at the premises of Ujanipara Buddhist Temple in Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The fair was jointly organized by IUCN Bangladesh (IUCNB) and Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS), a member of IUCN. Around 300 people of different ethnic communities were present in this fair, a landmark event aimed towards conservation of essential medicinal plants. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Forget forests at your peril – IUCN

Economic development and forest loss and degradation do not have to go hand in hand, according to IUCN. …  

19 Oct 2009 | International news release

Children washing hands, Guatemala

IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story

Wake up call to tackle the most important challenge of the century, Experts advise to view impacts of Climate Change in a regional context

UTHAL October 14: Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-Pakistan) organized a one day Seminar at the University on the topic of “Climate Change and Vulnerable Ecosystems of Pakistan.’ This seminar was timed to keep pace with the climate change debate gaining momentum in view of the negotiations that are to take place in Copenhagen in December. …  

14 Oct 2009 | International news release

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

Information on groundwater issues lacking on the Lower Mekong Basin

On 28th of September, IUCN Regional office, Bangkok under the aegis of its Water and Wetlands Programme organized the first meeting on groundwater management in the Lower Mekong Region. One key factor that emerged from the discussion is the lack of detailed information and thorough knowledge on groundwater management and development in the Lower Mekong basin consisting of Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Vietnam. There are no statistics or studies that could be identified on usage, quantity, quality and demand.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story
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Greenomics Conference 2009 - Dubai, UAE

IUCN contribution in transition to Green Economy in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) contributed in the Greenomics 2009 conference in Dubai which focused on the need and value of ensuring harmony between society, markets and environment. Energy conservation and efficiency enhancement were highlighted by key speakers from top companies like LG Electronics, Microsoft and Emirates Airlines. IUCN ROWA presented IUCN's response to the global environmental challenges caused by the present economic model, calling for the transition to a greener economy.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story