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Mountain lake water captured for electricity production.

Blog: Tackling the water-energy-food nexus without reinventing the wheel

By Beatrice Mosello. Does a shift in global policy debates toward the ‘water-energy-food security nexus’ – that is, looking at competition over natural resources to provide for these vital needs – translate into any real change in the way water is managed? Is the concept useful in this era of a changing climate?  …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

Sundarban mangroves

Recognising the power of wetlands

A wetland restoration project in the Sundarbans, a protected area shared by India and Bangladesh, is addressing climate change, protecting the coastline from floods while securing food and income for local communities. …  

17 Sep 2014 | Article

Stefano Barchiesi, IUCN Water Project Officer

Blog: My World Water Week

By Stefano Barchiesi. I was looking forward to going back to World Water Week in Stockholm. Last year I couldn't go, but this year the theme was Water and Energy...key subjects taking me back to my university years.   …  

15 Sep 2014 | News story

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Inner Niger Delta river

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