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European eel, Anguilla anguilla 
Critically Endangered

Sink or swim: over one in three freshwater fish species in Europe threatened with extinction

The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes …   | French | Spanish

01 Nov 2007 | International news release

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

The launch of water for food and ecosystem initiative in Viet Nam

New water initiative launched in Viet Nam

“Water Partnership ‘Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE)’ Vietnam – Netherlands”, a new initiative that IUCN is involved in, is the Viet Nam Government’s latest effort to sustainably manage water resources in order to support adequate food production and healthy ecosystems. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Australia River Symposium: Launch of the Global Environmental Flows Network

The Global Environmental Flows Network was officially launched during the 10th International River Symposium Conference in Brisbane, Australia. ‘Environmental Flows’ refers to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems, and their benefits where there is competing use and demand   …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Promoting Water Security in the Pacific

Managing and protecting freshwater resources is of vital importance for the Pacific region’s health and wealth. …  

27 Aug 2007 | News story

Thailand

World Water Week 2007

“Progress and Prospects on Water: Striving for Sustainability in a Changing World” is the theme of this year’s Water Week. …  

13 Aug 2007 | Event

Flow

The Essentials of Environmental Flows

The Water and Nature book “FLOW – The Essentials of Environmental Flows” is now available in 8 languages…and counting! …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

Jordan

Water – A Brake on Economic Development?

As a lubricant of development, water is a critical issue in arid and semi-arid regions. Water’s crucial role for achieving basic livelihood security through water supply, health, hygiene and food is complex. A vicious circle of water scarcity, poverty, lack of investments and concerted efforts has to be broken if further increases in poverty and environmental degradation are to be avoided. …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

Zarqa River

World Conservation Union (IUCN) leads the way towards water cooperation in West Asia

River exhibition marks special focus on water during World Environment Day in Jordan …  

05 Jun 2007 | International news release

Tales of Water - IUCN Multimedia Water project, Malaga

Andalucia and Children’s View on Water: New Video Launch

More than 100 students from Malaga participated in the international IUCN Multimedia Water project, thanks to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Agencia Andaluza del Agua de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story