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IUCN DG, Julia Marton-Lefèvre launching WANI 2 at the Congress Water Pavilion, Barcelona

7 Years On: Launching Water and Nature 2

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) was launched in 2001. After 7 successful years working in more than 12 river basins across the developing world, WANI has delivered results that have made river basins healthier and improved the lives of people living in them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Water Pavilion Agenda and Information

Water is a vital resource, and IUCN promotes progress and innovation in its management across the world. The Water Pavilion forms one of several theme Pavilions at the World Conservation Congress. All Pavilions are situated in the exhibition space at the Congress venue and are designed to provide a high profile platform for communications, networking and hospitality. …  

24 Sep 2008 | News story

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Water Journey @ World Conservation Congress

The Water Programme has created a journey for Congress participants as a guide through the Forum leading into the Business Assembly. The water journey's goal is to share knowledge, build understanding and form new partnerships; looking at watersheds as systems and finding solutions for balancing different water uses. This journey explores the success stories of IUCN's Water Programme demonstration sites and profiles the work of IUCN Members. Each event illustrates that cooperation and interdisciplinary approaches are imperative in water resource management decisions. …  

17 Sep 2008 | News story

Discussing change in water management

World Conservation Congress Session - How to succeed in a changing world: Leading change in water resources management

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative is focused on instilling change throughout water and related sectors at national and regional levels. …  

08 Sep 2008 | Event

Mekong Water Dialogues

World Conservation Congress Session - Talking about water: Water dialogues and the private sector

Multi-stakeholder platforms that engage with the private sector are a key tool in reform of water resources governance to build equitability and sustainability. …  

08 Sep 2008 | Event

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World Conservation Congress Session - Water and Climate Change Debate: What use is nature for people and development?

Climate change is a current reality and its long-term impact will have an impact on water resources. However, other more immediate global change such as deforestation, mining, agriculture, and urban sprawl in watersheds, are threatening water resources for more than half the world’s people. …  

08 Sep 2008 | Event

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Development Dialogues at the IWA World Water Congress

IUCN is taking part in the Development Dialogues and in the Development Corner at the IWA World Water Congress in Vienna, Austria from September 8th to 12th, 2008. …  

05 Sep 2008 | Event

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People, Water, Future: Bridging divides in science, practice and capacity

IUCN is taking part in the Development Dialogues at the IWA World Water Congress in Vienna, Austria from September 8th to 12th, 2008. …  

05 Sep 2008 | News story