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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

Cambodia

Gender makes a difference in water management

Women have considerable knowledge about water resources, including water quality and reliability, and are key to the success of water resources development and protection, according to IUCN. …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story

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Reform now, save water, says IUCN

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report. …  

17 Mar 2009 | International news release

Drought

No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Knowing the wealth of water to the energy industry - lessons from IUCN

In a world where each unit of energy is becoming increasingly water intensive, many countries are already facing severe water scarcity. This short IUCN opinion piece explores the links between energy and water systems from an environmental perspective.  …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN EFlowNet booth at the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Seeking ways forward to balancing competing water needs

Environmental flows refer to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. As part of IUCN’s work on promoting awareness and implementing environmental flows, the IUCN Water Programme is supporting the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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Davos, where the 2009 World Economic Forum is being held.

Environment must count at Davos

As the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, IUCN urges governments and businesses to reconsider their relationship with nature. …  

28 Jan 2009 | News story

International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations

International Conference on Implementing Water Allocations

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL WATER  ALLOCATIONS 23 – 26 FEBRUARY 2009
Feather Market Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Organized by WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION (WRC) and DEPARTMENT OF WATER AFFAIRS & FORESTRY (DWAF), South Africa Under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
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23 Jan 2009 | Event

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN-Supported Framework to Facilitate Water for Food and Ecosystems Strategy

Stakeholders provided their final comments at a 19 January 2009 workshop to revise an IUCN-supported draft framework that seeks to integrate Viet Nam’s two largest water users: ecosystems and agriculture. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story