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Boro and trees, Okavango delta

Database of wetland experts

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are the executing agencies for a UNEP project on “Sustainable Management of Inland Wetlands in Southern Africa: a livelihoods and ecosystems approach.” …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

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Stockholm sends a strong message to Copenhagen on water

Water experts from around the world have called for water issues to be included in the international climate talks to take place in Copenhagen in December …  

22 Aug 2009 | News story

Water Programme

Sustainable water management reaches top of global business agenda

The future of many businesses depend on the sustainability of water resources, which are increasingly under pressure. Consumer awareness and investors' increased scrutiny of corporate water risks have resulted in stronger expectations that companies should reveal their ‘water performance'. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Dragonflies

Full worth of wetlands can now be revealed

A new way to assess the real worth of wetlands has been released today by IUCN.  It is now possible to measure the economic value of a wetland at the same time as assessing species that live there and the importance of a wetland for people’s livelihoods.
 

19 Aug 2009 | International news release

Report - Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being

Advanced river flow management vital to facing climate challenge

Stockholm, Sweden, 16 August, 2009  – Improved river flow management will be vital to protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change and to achieving international goals on poverty reduction, according to a new report issued on the eve of World Water Week. …  

16 Aug 2009 | News story

Lake Chad Basin

Invest in nature, ensure water resilience

World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 16 to 22 August, gathers more than 2500 experts to help resolve the growing water crisis. Less than one percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN Bangladesh

IUCN's Green web on Google Earth

The virtual green web of IUCN Members in Google Earth showcases the organizations on the frontlines in the battle against climate change, reductions in water quality and quantity, deforestation and biodiversity loss. …  

11 Aug 2009 | News story

Woman with a fishing scoop

Discovering the value of wetlands in Lao PDR

Many communities in Lao PDR have limited access to water, health clinics and education. Fishery resources are decreasing, land for riverbank agriculture is scarcer and unsafe chemical fertilizers are being introduced.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits

Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study. …  

20 Jul 2009 | International news release

Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Supporting the National IWRM Commission in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the first countries to establish a national IWRM Commission, and is now rolling out IWRM offices across the country …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story