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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

Workshop on Participatory approaches

IUCN trains stakeholders on participatory approaches in water resource management

Using participatory approaches in water resources management has become extremely vital to insure achieving a mutual goal and come up with a win-win situation among stakeholders. IUCN West Asia/Middle East Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) in cooperation with MercyCorps conducted a training workshop on Participatory Approach for Integrated Water Resources Management in Jordan during 4-6 January 2009. …  

12 Jan 2009 | News story

In this Photo: 
AGUILAR Lorena; ASH Neville; BARCHIESI Stefano; BOVENSCHULTE Mette; BROEKHOVEN Guido; CARTIN Megan; CROSS Katharine; CRUDGINTON Lizzie; EBORN Gillian; EDGAR Caroline; FINCKE Annelie; FURMAN Ricardo; GORDON James; HASLER Maria; HAWES Patricia; IKKALA Ninni; JACKSON Bill; KELLEHER Stephen; MAGINNIS Stewart; MARTIN-MEHERS Gillian; MURTI Radhika; NERI Claire; NOKO Sizakele; OVIEDO Gonzalo; PEARD Georgina; SAINT LAURENT Carol; SCHMID Mary-Elizabeth; SMITH Mark; WARMENBOL Claire; WILLETTS Elizabeth

IUCN's New Environment and Development Group

The new IUCN Environment and Development group  held its first meeting 13-14 November to discuss efficient integration of the group’s common goals. This newly created cluster comprises the Forest and Water Programme, Ecosystem Management Programme, and Senior Advisor Social Policy  and Gender together to allign their work and deliver the IUCN key result areas. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zambezi basin stakeholders to interrogate the IWRM strategy in Lilongwe, Malawi

People with a stake in the Zambezi river basin are set to meet in Lilongwe Malawi to discuss how they can implement the recently adopted Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategy for the shared river basin. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Water for Energy and Agriculture in Africa

Water for Energy and Agriculture in Africa: The Challenges of Climate Change
Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, December 15-17, 2008   …  

24 Nov 2008 | Event

Resolving the Water Energy Nexus

UNESCO International Symposium - Resolving the Water Energy Nexus
November 26-28, 2008 …  

24 Nov 2008 | Event

Host city of the 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto City

Kyoto World Water Prize

The Prize, subtitled “Contributing to the Millennium Development Goals through grassroots initiatives”, aims to give those working on water-related issues at the grassroots level the opportunity to present their work to the global water community, present at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, in March 2009.
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11 Nov 2008 | Event

Lake in Ecuador

Climate Change takes centre stage at the Ramsar COP

At the opening of the 10th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, held from October 28th to November 4th, IUCN Director General Julia Marton Lefèvre called on governments to make conserving wetlands and sustainable use of water the basis for a sustainable future. …  

05 Nov 2008 | News story

International Water and Film Events

Launched in Mexico in March 2006 during the 4th World Water Forum, the International “Water and Film” Events are a joint initiative of the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and the French Water Academy. This international water film contest is to take place every three years in the frame of the World Water Forums.      …  

05 Nov 2008 | Event