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ReSource Awards for Sustainable Watershed Management

The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is an internationally recognised prize acknowledging leadership in the implementation of the principles of sustainability in watershed management. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, is a patron of the ReSource Awards. …  

23 Mar 2011 | Event

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Vietnam National Working Group (NWG) meeting - MWD phase II

Under the auspices of the Finnish-funded Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD), every few months IUCN organizes a meeting of the National Working Group (NWG), which is made up of eight water and wetlands specialists drawn from government, NGOs, and academia. The first NWG meeting in 2011 was held on January 27 in HCMC to discuss the state of IWRM in Vietnam and the results of the meeting of the MRC Council and Donor Consultative Group on January 26 in HCMC. Please find HERE the meeting summary. We will continue to post summaries of next NWG meetings.   …   | Vietnamese

23 Mar 2011 | News story

Mekong Delta

Delta 2011

This meeting, the third in a series, was sponsored by IWMI, FAO, WorldFish Center, IRRI, SEI, and MONRE’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Environment (IMHEN). Jim Syvitski of the University of Colorado gave the keynote speech. He was the lead author of the sinking deltas paper that was published in Nature and has attracted a lot of attention. Deltas sink naturally unless they are replenished with sediment, which they are under normal conditions. The formula describing this relationship is: R = A ± E - Cn - Ca - M
  …   | Vietnamese

23 Mar 2011 | Article

World Water Day Celebrated by IUCN Pakistan

Quetta: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Pakistan in collaboration with Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Balochistan organised a seminar titled: Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge on occasion of the World Water Day 2011. Sardar Mohammad Tariq, Regional Chair (South Asia), Global Water Partnership was the chief guest. The objective of seminar was to sensitise the general masses and interact with the stakeholders about water issues in the urban areas of Balochistan, especially Quetta city.  The seminar also discussed the issue in lieu of the impact caused by climate change. …  

22 Mar 2011 | International news release

Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Mr T Chatterjee, Environment Secretary, India, at the 13th INC meeting

13th IUCN Indian National Committee Meeting Held in New Delhi

The 13th IUCN Indian National Committee (INC) meeting looks at a mechanism involving science, the IUCN Commissions and Members for action oriented interventions on the environment.  …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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Effects of Tsunami in Japan and Disaster Risk Reduction Mechanisms in Pakistan

Karachi, March 22, 2011 (IUCN)

In the wake of Japan’s recent Tsunami a press conference was organised by IUCN Pakistan on March 22, 2011 at its Country Office to apprise the Pakistani media on the vulnerability of the Pakistani coasts and risk reduction mechanisms in case of natural diasasters. …  

22 Mar 2011 | International news release

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Forests are key for high quality water supply

Better forest management needed to maximize water-related benefits from forests 

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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Pioneering Web Portal on Water Issues launched by IUCN Pakistan

Karachi, March 20th, 2011 (IUCN)

Coping with the growing water needs is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. It is estimated that within two decades, people living in the cities will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. This means that tremendous amount of water is needed, for drinking, sanitation, industry and to produce food. Ensuring reliable access to safe water supplies will make the cities of the future truly sustainable. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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World’s poorest billion to gain from managing own forests

The lives of a billion of the world’s poorest people could be improved though investing in community forest management, according to a recent IUCN study. As the world celebrates World Forest Day, IUCN urges decision-makers to recognize the various benefits of forests for forest-dependent communities. …  

21 Mar 2011 | International news release